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Address: Hang Chieu street, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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A pretty piece of history set in the increasingly modern, bustling Hà Nội. Rather underwhelming compared to other sites, however.

Reviewed 31 March 2017
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

A pretty piece of history set in the increasingly modern, bustling Hà Nội. Rather underwhelming compared to other sites, however.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

The old city gate of Hanoi is rather underwhelming, as it is now part of a big chaotic area with constant scooters' honking. It's almost impossible to appreciate the gate for more than a minute, as the place is usually packed.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 671 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

It is an impressive old gate that was once part of the wall around the city although there is little information about its history. If you walk To find the gate known as Cua O Quan Chuong fund your way to the north east corner of the Old Quarter just beyond the Bach Ma Temple.

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Thank Oldjack
Adelaide, Australia
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364 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This gate is a remnant of the cities gates that were built in the medieval period as the city had a wall around it with many gates and this is the only surviving gate. We were doing a self guided walk around the old quarter and included a visit to the gate. It is interesting to see the gate and... More 

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Thank David R
Hong Kong, China
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69 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

It's small gate on one of narrow streets. It's not so impressive. You can just walk around to see normal life in Hanoi. Around is many cheap shops with souvenirs.

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Lissewege, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Stay between the walls , You find everything you are looking for, Bars , food, hotels, shops, nature ... Love this city! Very nice to shop your gifts for home

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 700 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

this is a few of the remaining landmarks left in hanoi. most of it were bomed. only the gate is left. it is a solid structure and bikes are allowed to go through. it is close to the dong xuan market.

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Thank jeff1955malaysia
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Even it's quite small, it's interesting to see. It used to be one of the gates of Old Hanoi and now they have kept it as part of the landscape. It's interesting to see and you have a lot of life around. If you're in the area, it's worth a visit.

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Thank Komator
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Stunning gate in he middle of the Old Quarter. Enjoyed wandering past this while visiting the nearby markets. So much history!

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Thank Dan B
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We were able to access this site via foot while walking through the markets. It's an important piece of infrastructure and a symbol of city that has stood the test of time. A must see.

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