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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 1 week ago 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.

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.

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.

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)

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!!

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.

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.

Thank bachmannw
Reviewed 30 March 2018

This definitely looks better at night cause of the lights. I read that you can walk underneath here. My question is how?! It's hard enough to even just cross the street. LOL.

Thank boonorbane1985
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is historical gate, where the king pass.There are 3 gates here, one is for king and two for others. In all the Vietnam , there are 3 gates, where one is for the king, and rest for the others.

Thank Rajivjindal27
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Proof that they meant business when they built this gate. Two big chunks are knocked into the gate where the French tried to break in the first time. They didn’t succeed the first time but they did the second. A definite must see in Vietnam

Thank IndySig
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