Trip Planner Asia  /  Vietnam  /  Hanoi  /  Sightseeing  /  Old City Gate

Old City Gate, Hanoi

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
2.8/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • 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. 
  • Even it's quite small, it's interesting to see. It used to be one of the gates of Old Hanoi and now they have kept it as part of the landscape. It's interesting to see and you have a lot of life aroun...  read more »
  • Just the last remaining gate from the old city wall. A place to wander to if you are just out walking.
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 3​h 30​m
Visit for 1​h 30​m