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“Not special, surrounded by rubbish ”
Review of Old City Gate

Old City Gate
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US$90.00*
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Hanoi discovery for half day by VESPA motorbike
Ranked #87 of 305 things to do in Hanoi
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Owner description: 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 from this spot during several sieges, as well as the French and American wars. Admire the curved roof of the central tower and gaze up at the red and yellow Vietnamese flag flying in the wind. Built in 1749, this is the last remaining gate of the many that once surrounded the perimeter of the old city. Known locally as Quan Chuong, it takes its name from a military leader who lost his life fighting the French here in 1843. Reflect on the fact that the gate was important once again in resisting the French in 1946 to 1947.
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
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"old quarter"
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"big gate"
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"piece of history"
in 2 reviews
"french quarter"
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"narrow streets"
in 2 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 3 reviews
"paths"
in 13 reviews
"indochine"
in 2 reviews
"remnants"
in 3 reviews
"perspective"
in 2 reviews
"architecture"
in 2 reviews
"asia"
in 2 reviews
"war"
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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.

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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
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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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Reviewed 4 March 2018

A small old gate near the French Quarter. Not worth going to seek out, but worth a 5 minute look if nearby, Some decent photo ops there. A buzz of activity near there always.

Thank finesilver
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