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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. See Old City Gate and all Hanoi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hanoi trip planner .
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  • Proof that they meant business when they built this gate. Two big chunks are knocked into the gate where the French tried to break in the first time. They didn’t succeed the first time but they did th...  more »
  • You can come to stroll in the old town. I went because my sister wanted to go, but if I did this and not the gate. On the outskirts of the old town.
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  • A small old gate near the French Quarter. Not worth going to seek out, but worth a 5 minute look if nearby, Some decent photo ops there. A buzz of activity near there always.  more »
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  • It is interesting to see this and know the history behind it, it was great to see, it isn't big but it is interesting
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  • Amazing anciemt place
  • Just the last remaining gate from the old city wall. A place to wander to if you are just out walking.
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