Introduce the Thang Long Royal Citadel

17/04/2018 17:30

1. Introduce the Thang Long Royal Citadel


Thang Long Citadel now belongs to the area of ​​Dien Bien Ward and Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. The royal citadel of Thang Long has a total area of ​​18,395ha including archaeological sites 18 Hoang Dieu and other relics in the relics of Hanoi Citadel such as Doan Mon, Hanoi flag, Thiên, D67, Bắc Môn, Hậu Lâu, the wall and 8 gates under the Nguyen.

Thang Long (photo collection)

These relics are located in Ba Dinh District and are limited by roads: the north is Phan Dinh Phung Street, the south is Bac Son Road and the Parliament House, the southwest is Dien Bien Phu Street, the west Hoang Dieu Street, Doc Lap Street, the National Assembly and finally the East is Nguyen Tri Phuong Street.

2. How to reach the Imperial Citadel?

To visit Thang Long Royal Citadel you to 19C Hoang Dieu is the main gate for visitors. From the center of Hanoi you can easily go to the Citadel relics by means of motorcycles, beautiful cars, cars, buses ... If you take the bus you can catch line 22, this car will stop at the entrance of the Imperial Palace.

Route map to visit the Thang Long Citadel

3. Fare and hours to visit Thang Long Royal Citadel

- The  Imperial Citadel is  open weekdays (except Monday).

Opening hours   : 08:00 to 11:30;

                                     Afternoon: 14h00 - 17h00

The entrance fee to visit the area is 30,000 VND / visit

- For students, students aged 15 and above (must have student ID card), elderly 60 years old or more, admission fee is VND 15,000 / visit.

- Particularly for children under 15 and people with meritorious services to the revolution, they will be free of entrance fee.

4. Places to visit in the relic of Thang Long Royal Citadel

Archaeological area 18 Hoang Dieu

This relic consists of the bottom part of the east side of the dynasty under the Cao Bien period, the Tang Dynasty, the upper part of the Ly and Tran palaces, followed by a central part of the Le dynasty and The top part of the center of the 19th century Hanoi.

Archaeological relics in 18 Hoang Dieu (photo collection)

Hanoi flagpole

The flag of Hanoi is a monument built in 1812 under the reign of Gia Long. The flag tower is 60m high, consisting of a base, a trunk and a watchtower. The base has a square shape with an area of ​​2007m² and consists of 3 levels gradually rising. Each level has a wall of flowers and patterns around. From the ground up to the second leg, climb 18 steps on the east and west side. From level 2 to level 3, you also have to climb 18 stairs at the East and West. The third level has 4 doors, East Gate, West Gate, South Gate and North Gate.

Hanoi flagpole

Electric Glass

This is the central vestige, the main nucleus of the historical relics of the ancient citadel of Hanoi. The glass tower is located at the center of the ruins. Before the glass Thien Doan Mon to Hanoi flagpole, behind the post Hau Lau, North, east and west walls and small open.

At present, the remains of the Thien Thien Tower are only the old ones. In the south there is a railing of more than one meter. The front of the main south side of the Tel Thien Sky Tower system up with large blocks of stone. Electric terrace consists of 10 steps, 4 stone dragon divided into 3 ways up equal to the dragon platform.


Stone Dragon Temple in the Thien Thien (photo collection)

Four stone dragons were created in the 15th century in the Le dynasty. Thien Thien stone sculpture is an artistic heritage of masterpieces, typical for sculpture art Le. The dragon is engraved with green stone, has a high head, large head, round eyes protruding, long horn with branches, moss gliding back, mouth open, sucking pearl. The dragon's body bends smoothly into many arcs, gradually towards the upper power. On the back of the dragon there are long undulating strips like clouds, sparks. Two steps on the side of the terrace are two stylized dragons. The glass ceiling and the twin dragon have been partly reflect the grand scale, magnificence, magnificence of ancient Thien Thien.

Late Lau

Also known as the Jingbei (Longbeijing), is a building behind the pyramid-shaped architecture of the ancient citadel of Hanoi. Although in the arc but is north, built with the intent of feng shui peaceful north of the palace. This is also home to the queen and princesses during the feudal period.


Latex (photo collection)

North Gate

This is one of the five gates of Hanoi under Nguyen. In Cua Bac, two cannons were retained by French artillery fire from the Red River in 1882 when France descended to Hanoi for the second time. Today on the city gate is the place of worship of two Hanoi governors, Nguyen Tri Phuong and Hoang Dieu.

North door (photo collection)

House D67

This is where the Ministry of Defense, the Politburo and the Central Military Commission made historic decisions marking the milestones of the Vietnamese revolution. These were the Tet Offensive in 1968, in 1972, and culminating in the 1975 Ho Chi Minh Campaign to liberate the united South.

House D67 (collectibles)

Do not miss the chance to visit  Thang Long Imperial Palace  to understand the history of the capital city if you have the opportunity to travel Hanoi.

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