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Old City Gate

Hang Chieu street, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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“old quarter” (21 reviews)
Hang Chieu street, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

A remaining remnant of the protective walled ramparts which once surrounded Hanoi. It’s a wonder that it was preserved. Quite massive.

Thank David B L
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Most of the attractions look like they value something and they are somehow detached from the surrounding landscape/environment/area. It is not the same for the Old city gate. It is naturally inscribed in the urban environment. I would not say it is something special but...More

Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It is interesting to see this and know the history behind it, it was great to see, it isn't big but it is interesting

Thank vampslayer01
Reviewed 1 September 2017

These are the only remaining walls and gates but worth the trouble to find and check out. The walls are enormous and the thought of how the entire city of Hanoi was gated in ancient times leaves the visuals to the imagination. It is fascinating...More

Thank Nunngo
Reviewed 29 August 2017

If you visit Hanoi you must walk through the Old French Quarter. It's the epicentre of this jewel in the rough deep within southeast Asia. Considered the Paris of Asia, it's where the French made their homebase while building their Indochine (Indochina) colonial empire and...More

Thank Peter_Higgins
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This is a gate that differentiate the boundary of old district and other districts. Somewhat far away from hoan kiem lake. It is really tiny gate.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

If you're travelling close to this attraction, stop and enjoy for a minute or two, but don't make any special trip. If you want a photo of it, you could stand there for some time before you would get a clear photo due to the...More

Thank DavidPurcell15
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.

Thank PierreMalmaison
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.

1  Thank TheShis
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...More

Thank Oldjack
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