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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 is the Dong Quai gates. Is from the inside out, on both sides. outside old town please I'm chubby has no sense of the moment. Gate than I thought and the gate is, it did not, such as a car ages and will be.
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  • It impresses a little when you find yourself between streets. It is good to go and visit it and also you can see the streets of the old quarter.
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  • Historic gate of the old city, I think that it is an important site in this city worth to be visited
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  • Amazing anciemt place
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  • Beautiful old gate
  • 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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Hanoi offers abundant accommodation options for all kinds of travelers on all kinds of budgets. Stay in the popular Old Quarter for the closest proximity to main attractions, where mid-range hotels are popping up amid the dozens of hostels overrun with backpackers. If you prefer peace and quiet to proximity, the French Quarter contains numerous guesthouses and hotels. At the luxury end, four- and five-star hotels offer a full suite of extras and services, resort-like options boast views over West Lake, and sleek short-term rental apartments give you extra privacy.
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