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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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  • August 11, 2017
    This is a gate that differentiate the boundary of old district and other districts. Somewhat far away from hoan kiem lake. It is really tiny gate.  more »
  • August 3, 2017
    Almost less and neglected, normal traffic. Small and easy to miss because the crowd after seeing several old buildings not attracts the eye for a short walk. As a destination absolutely. Next to at a cyber café cut foreigners until the knife in your Pocket opens
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  • August 1, 2017
    If you're travelling close to this attraction, stop and enjoy for a minute or two, but don't make any special trip. If you want a photo of it, you could stand there for some time before you would get ...  more »
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  • June 23, 2017
    ok
  • March 3, 2017
    Amazing anciemt place
  • April 27, 2017
    ok
  • May 8, 2017
    Beautiful old gate
  • December 11, 2015
    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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