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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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  • Came here with my wife for some days in hanoi. How to says : not much beautiful landscape but exceptional. Just take a photoes.  more »
  • It is the only one out of 21 original entrances to the old Thang Long Citadel to survive over a thousand years.now it is a very busy gate,people and motorbike go in and out.be careful when you want...  more »

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