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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 vacation planner.
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  • The Hanoi citadel itself isn't something too beautiful nor impressive. However, the northern gate is just lovely. You can get in without a ticket, walk the park and reach the gate. While there's not t...  more »
  • Went there with some expectation of some history foot prints for this citadel, unfortunately, I couldn't find any write ups about this. And what you see from the picture in TripAdvisor is basically ev...  more »
  • This is not directly attached to the citadel, however it is part of it, but you need a separate entrance ticket to go in. There is a little plaque with the history of the Northern Gate and you can see...  more »