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Old City Gate, Hanoi

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Admire the persistence of Hanoi’s only remaining royal gate at Old City Gate, one of the four gates of Hanoi which provided access to the Royal City now the Old Quarter. Originally built in 1010 facing east and the Red River, the present-day structure was constructed in 1749 and it was repaired in 1817 and survived many subsequent wars. Bearing the name of a royal military mandarin who fought the French, the Quan Chuong Gate as it is known to locals features two arches letting the traffic in opposite directions and a watch tower. During the Vietnam War the gate housed an anti-aircraft unit protecting Long Bien Bridge from US bombs. Using our online itinerary creator, Hanoi attractions like Old City Gate can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • A pretty piece of history set in the increasingly modern, bustling Hà Nội. Rather underwhelming compared to other sites, however.  more »
  • The old city gate of Hanoi is rather underwhelming, as it is now part of a big chaotic area with constant scooters' honking. It's almost impossible to appreciate the gate for more than a minute, as th...  more »
  • It is an impressive old gate that was once part of the wall around the city although there is little information about its history. If you walk To find the gate known as Cua O Quan Chuong fund your wa...  more »
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  • Amazing anciemt place
  • ok
  • Beautiful old gate
  • Just the last remaining gate from the old city wall. A place to wander to if you are just out walking.
  • Historical city gate, still in use daily