Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate, Hanoi

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Climb to the top of Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate to get a better look at buildings and gardens of the ancient imperial residence, today listed as a World Heritage Site. French colonial forces destroyed most of the ancient citadel, which dates back to the beginning of the 11th century, but you can still see plenty of memorable buildings today. Look for the “Viva la France” inscription carved on the bricks inside the gate, and keep an eye out for holes made by fire from French cannons. Visit the gate on your way to the citadel, since you won’t be able to access it once you’re inside. See Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate and all Hanoi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hanoi trip planning tool .
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  • September 30, 2017
    Thang's north end, just here in the free area. It was a good view, seems to be somewhat Asian hanging lanterns in Japan had stopped to eat dinner while others. It is quite fantastic.
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  • September 29, 2017
    A good insight into the scale and sophistication of Vietnamese culture and history, there is still a lot of excavation going on but the visitor can get a very good and clear appreciation of the site a...  more »
  • August 29, 2017
    It is a gate on the north side of the thang. Staff can feel your ri歴 history remains even after a few shells, such as in some places.
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