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Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, Hanoi

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Landmark Tourist Spot
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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  • This site has a huge wall and gates at the entrance, and then there are a number of buildings set among gardens. There is a small museum showing a number or relics which have been recovered from the s...  more »
  • huge complex near war museum and flag tower, need to be aware of opening times as war museum closed when i visited at noon.  more »
  • I enjoyed visiting here, but I'd only cautiously recommend it. It certainly helps to have an imagination because there's not an awful lot left standing to see. Firstly, while this certainly used to be...  more »