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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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  • A remaining remnant of the protective walled ramparts which once surrounded Hanoi. It’s a wonder that it was preserved. Quite massive.  more »
  • It is a symbol of hantu Street across an ancient gate in Hanoi gate is here to point to. Hanoi 16 Gates one in history was erected in 1749 to nonchalantly standing in the middle of the city, despite the good.
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  • During lambing off and then goes to the old town, walked through the gate. Very old town, welcomed that is. Still very memorable.
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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.

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