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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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  • It's small gate on one of narrow streets. It's not so impressive. You can just walk around to see normal life in Hanoi. Around is many cheap shops with souvenirs. 
  • Stay between the walls , You find everything you are looking for, Bars , food, hotels, shops, nature ... Love this city! Very nice to shop your gifts for home 
  • this is a few of the remaining landmarks left in hanoi. most of it were bomed. only the gate is left. it is a solid structure and bikes are allowed to go through. it is close to the dong xuan market. 
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  • Just the last remaining gate from the old city wall. A place to wander to if you are just out walking.
  • Nothing much to see except a few bricks and cement
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