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Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate

Phan Dinh Phung Street, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
+84 4 3734 5927
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Phan Dinh Phung Street, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
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"underground bunker"
in 4 reviews
"big gate"
in 3 reviews
"french colonial style"
in 2 reviews
"vietnam war"
in 9 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"old quarter"
in 9 reviews
"excavations"
in 8 reviews
"history"
in 34 reviews
"destroyed"
in 8 reviews
"dynasty"
in 4 reviews
"architecture"
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"artifacts"
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"archaeologist"
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"ruins"
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"cannon"
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"heritage"
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Reviewed 20 May 2018

Reminder, the Citadel is closed on Mondays. Other days the gates are open. I had to return on Tuesday to visit the Citadel.

Thank telcom3
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Reviewed 12 April 2018

worth a stop, its interesting and you can still see the cannon marks in the supports, so it reflects lots of local history a flavor, should be part of city tour stop. Yes its alo very big!

Thank JLM3080
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice area in Hanoi but not sure the price is worth it. Big open areas with som wold buildings and not a lot else to see. Not one of my standouts.

Thank Jeff L
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

We almost missed this one, but with an hour or so to spare on our last morning in Hanoi, we decided to go to the Old Citadel. It was a much longer walk from the Old Quarter than we expected (and we took a taxi...More

Thank KMc-NM
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

A must see if you are on the north side of town. Be sure to read the plaque about the history of the gate. It is just huge and certainly means business.

Thank IndySig
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The central old citadel of Hanoi was the former residence of Vietnamese monarchs dating back to Dai Ai Viet, when the city was known as Thang Long.

Thank Mehul_Kirit_Shah
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Quite an interesting structure and area which is undergoing archaeological excavations currently. Interesting that this was Vietnam’s royal citadel before it was moved to Hue. The more recent underground bunkers were very interesting. Enjoy.

Thank David B L
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

A good insight into the scale and sophistication of Vietnamese culture and history, there is still a lot of excavation going on but the visitor can get a very good and clear appreciation of the site and the history.

Thank TonyPullen
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The main gate of the citadel. It is way bigger than the one in old quarter. A must visit if you love old architecture.

Thank minimize940314
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

This is a citadel which was built before that of Hue and was probably of equal size and splendor. In spite of the american bombing the citadel in Hue has many spectacular buildings and it is well maintained. This Citadel was abandoned wen the dynasty...More

Thank marcopolo111
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