Hanoi Citadel: Thang Long Citadel or Imperial city of Thang Long Hanoi. World Heritage Site since 2010, built by dynasties Ly

Hanoi Citadel

The Citadel of Hanoi: Thang Long Imperial City

Part of the history of Vietnam is enclosed in the Citadel of Hanoi (Hoang Thanh Trung Long). Today it is considered World Heritage by Unesco since 2010, although at first glance the City Imperial Thang Long, they are nothing more than structures, palaces and ruins of a former civilization, specifically the Ly, Tran and Le dynasties.

Hanoi Citadel
citadel Hanoi


The area occupied by the Citadel is huge, more than 18,000 m2 in the heart of Hanoi, only Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum has an area larger than the point of interest.

Hoang Thanh in Hanoi Citadel
Thang Long Citadel. Hanoi

Interior of the Imperial City of Hanoi

Once inside the Citadel complex, have the Museum of the history military of Vietnam and a palace that is quite similar to the Forbidden city of Beijing (China).

Old City of Hanoi
Old City Hanoi

Hanoi Citadel
Hanoi Citadel

Palace in Hanoi Citadel
Palace in Hanoi Citadel

Gate at the Citadel of Hanoi
Gate at the Citadel of Hanoi

Hanoi Citadel, Forbidden City Beijing style
Hanoi Citadel, Forbidden City Beijing style

Flag Tower of Hanoi

The tower which stands in the interior of the Citadel was built in the 19th century, in the year 1812, and flag that flies atop the Tower, so in honor of the release of the capital from the year 1954 and also to welcome visitors to the city.
This tower is a symbol of the city of Hanoi.

And Flag Tower of Hanoi Citadel
Flag Tower and the Citadel. Hanoi (Vietnam)

Hanoi Citadel
Hanoi Citadel

Location Hanoi Citadel

Hanoi Citadel MapOn our way to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and right in front of the Lenin Park, with the Citadel flag tower stands majestic. However, the quickest access is about the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Hoang Dieu street # 18 (see map of Hanoi).

Getting to Hanoi Citadel?

As always, it is best to walk, as the Citadel is in the center of Hanoi, close to other attractions in the city such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda and Hoan Kiem. If you prefer to take a taxi from the center will cost about 30.000VND (about 1 euro, see Vietnam currency).

Videos of the Citadel of Hanoi

A small graphic shows, in video form, the tower with the flag in the Hanoi Citadel, opposite of this, the park in honor of Lenin.


Citadel traffic between Vietnam

How could it be otherwise, the Citadel is not free motorbike traffic (more Traffic in Hanoi photos).

Hanoi Citadel Motorcycle in traffic
Hanoi Citadel Motorcycle in traffic

Museum of Military History of Vietnam

In one corner of the citadel of Hanoi, we have the museum of military history. The ticket price is 1€ and from Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 17:00.

Vietnam War, tank
Museum of Military History: Tank of the Vietnam War

Vietnam War helicopter
Helicopter Vietnam War at the Museum of Military History

Vietnam War, anti-aircraft battery
Vietnam War: anti-aircraft battery

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