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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  • Quite an interesting structure and area which is undergoing archaeological excavations currently. Interesting that this was Vietnam’s royal citadel before it was moved to Hue. The more recent undergro...  more »
  • Thang's North Gate. That from here there is presence, only photos taken from the outside. Hey sorry?
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  • 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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