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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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  • Is nice walk is by its gardens, really lived sumptuously many years back and is difficult make that today, the class worker Vietnamese lives humbly
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  • We visited the citadel when the Military Museum was closed, and found it rather boring. Not being overly familiar with Vietnamese history, the context was a little lost on us and the buildings are not...  more »
  • Definitely worth spending about 2 hours walking and taking in the sights. A trip back in time that is not to be missed. Walk the grounds and take in the history.