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Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi

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Walk among the remains of Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, an 11th-century fortress and World Heritage Site. Following its construction during the Ly dynasty, it served as the capital of Vietnam. Its excavation took place from 2002 to 2004, revealing evidence of a unique Southeast Asian culture. Tour the site to see its palaces, roads, ponds, underground bunker, and other ruins. The onsite display room exhibits bronze coins, ceramics, pottery, and other excavated artifacts, as well as mockups of the citadel itself. To visit Imperial Citadel of Thang Long on your trip to Hanoi, use our Hanoi itinerary planner.
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  • Only old buildings with very strong structure. That's it. Not much things to see. Citadel in Hue is much more interesting to visit. Paid 30.000 VND which is fair enough.  more »
  • This World Heritage site is more a place of memory than an intact ensemble of architectural buildings, so if you come hoping to see a palace or citadel, you may be disappointed. Much of the original p...  more »
  • Went out, I thought it started walking so close to Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum is located in Hanoi City world heritage site is a totally disappointing. History, building things is unlikely. Aren't aren't and the ruins of the former dynasty that is properly preserved mining site and excavated historical Neatness counts, are displayed. Nothing is funny photos and then was a little disappointing attraction.
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