Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate, Hanoi

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Climb to the top of Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate to get a better look at buildings and gardens of the ancient imperial residence, today listed as a World Heritage Site. French colonial forces destroyed most of the ancient citadel, which dates back to the beginning of the 11th century, but you can still see plenty of memorable buildings today. Look for the “Viva la France” inscription carved on the bricks inside the gate, and keep an eye out for holes made by fire from French cannons. Visit the gate on your way to the citadel, since you won’t be able to access it once you’re inside. See Hanoi Old Citadel - Northern Gate and all Hanoi has to offer by arranging your trip with our Hanoi trip planning tool.
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  • Although the pictures make it seem that this place is very beautiful you can tell only the main gate usually appears. Even though it is a place with great historic value, it is poorly maintained and.....  more »
  • Can b visited once but not compulsory.. its an old historical story where the King Ho chi Minh used to stay initially...  more »

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