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Thang Long Imperial Citadel – A destination not to be missed when coming to Hanoi

Thang Long citadel (citadels in Vietnam)

Thang Long Imperial Citadel is a historical relic of the ancient Thang Long citadel, this is a huge architectural work, built by the dynasties in many historical periods and became the most important monument in the relics system of Vietnam. Thang Long Imperial Citadel has been recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage.

Thang Long Imperial Citadel relic area has a total area of 18,395 ha, including archaeological sites of 18 Hoang Dieu and other remnants in Hanoi ancient relics such as Doan Mon, Hanoi flagpole, Kinh Thien Palace, house D67, North Gate, Hau Lau, city walls…

Places to visit in the relics Thang Long Imperial Citadel

This Thang Long Imperial Citadel historic site includes many different places to visit, in the context of this article we will introduce you to places that attract a lot of domestic and foreign visitors.

Hanoi flagpole
Hanoi flagpole is a relic built-in 1812 under the reign of King Gia Long. The flagpole is 60m high, the stand has a square shape with an area of 2007m².

Kinh Thien Palace
Kinh Thien Palace is located in the center of the monument. Currently, the only remaining vestige of Kinh Thien Palace is the old foundation area, stone dragons, steps…

North Gate – Cua Bac
This is one of the five gates of Hanoi during the Nguyen Dynasty. In Cua Bac, there were still two artillery tracks from French boats fired from the Red River in 1882 when the French attacked Hanoi for a second time.

D67 House
This is where the Ministry of Defense and the Politburo have made historic decisions that mark the milestones of the Vietnamese revolution. These were the Tet Offensive in 1968, 1972 and the culmination of that was the Ho Chi Minh campaign in 1975 to liberate the South and reunite the country.