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The attractive shape of the only city gate remaining in Hanoi harks back to a time when the city was under siege. Walk through the arched main entrance of the Hanoi Old City Gate and imagine being one of the soldiers who heroically defended the city...more
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56 Hang Chieu | Dong Xuan, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

The old city gate in Hanoi is definitely worth appreciating for a few moments, it’s just unfortunate that the city has not taken better care of this important structure.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank secretagentgs
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Still in good condition. Only saw it because it was very close to the hotel I was staying at. Didn't know it's historical value until I read on trip advisor!. Pity the place is so trashy. They could've place a sign or a plaque..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mac3217
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

When you’re nearby you can go and have a look at this historic landmark, but I would not advice you to solely come here for the ‘gate’.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AH79_NL
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Pretty and nice to see it remain, but certainly not as big as you think it will be. Pop by and see it whilst seeing the night market or beer corner, but don't make a special trip.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank becky T
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Although there was not much to see, it is still worth visiting there to get a feel on the old Hanoi City.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hawkdai007
Reviewed 3 June 2018

An interesting place to visit for history enthusiasts but it is in a very busy area with no information boards.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Rachel P
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Not particularly interesting and lacks any signage or explanation that we could see. Is surrounded by bustling tourist shops and cafes, so you'd really need to go out of your way to look for it (if it's your kind of thing)

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Zero_Alpha1
Reviewed 12 April 2018

helps build the picture if you are trying to learn about this city, but the surroundings are not great!!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JLM3080
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Not much is left of the old city walls, but this entrance gate remains. In a crummy neighborhood and with trash everywhere. Only if you're headed to the big market. Don't go out of the way.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Firstly, it’s on the wrong location in the TripAdvisor app map. With help of maps.me I could find it. This gate is in one of dirtiest corners of the Old Quarter. It does not have any architectural charme.

Date of experience: April 2018
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