Hanoi tours to explore historic district. This is a massive architectural work, built by dynasties in many historical periods and becomes the most important monument in the system of Vietnamese relics. Thang Long Citadel was recognized by UNESCO as a cultural heritage of the world. Following with me discover this historical area.
How to go to Thang Long Citadel?
To visit Hoang Thanh Thang Long, you come to 19C Hoang Dieu, the main gate for visitors. From the center of Hanoi you can easily go to Hoang Thanh relic by means of motorbikes, nice cars, cars, buses … If you take the bus you can catch line 22, this ride will stop at the stop in front of the Citadel.
Thang Long Royal Citadel is the most magnificent historical monument in Vietnam
Fares and opening hours to visit Thang Long Citadel
Thang Long Citadel is open on weekdays (except Monday).
- Morning: 8:00 – 11:30;
- Afternoon: 14h00 – 17h00
- Tickets for entrance to the tourist area are: VND 30,000 VND/ trip
For pupils and students aged 15 and over (must have student and student cards), the elderly people aged 60 or older will have an entrance ticket price: VND 15,000 VND/ time
Particularly for children under 15 years old and people with meritorious services to the revolution, they are completely free of entrance tickets.
Introduce the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long
The royal enclosure was first built during the Ly dynasty (1010) and subsequently expanded by the Tran, Le and finally the Nguyen dynasty. It remained the seat of the Vietnamese court until 1810 when the Nguyễn dynasty chose to move the capital to Hue. The ruins roughly coincide with the Hanoi Citadel today.
The royal palaces and most of the structures in Thang Long were in varying states of disrepair by the late 19th century with the upheaval of the French conquest of Hanoi. By the 20th century, many of the remaining structures were torn down. Only in the 21st century are the ruin foundations of Thang Long Imperial City systematically excavated.
The central sector of the imperial citadel was listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site on July 31, 2010 at its session in Brazil, as “The Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, – Hanoi”.
Preserving the Royal Citadel of Thang Long
Hanoi tours, travelers should visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long. This is an intriguing relic of Vietnam’s history and, signifying its historical and cultural importance. Many artifacts and items dating back to between the 6th and 20th centuries were excavated in 2004, including foundations of old palaces, ancient roads, ponds, and wells. On top of these discoveries, archaeologists also found bronze coins, ceramics and pottery from China and many places in Asia, all of which demonstrate a close trading, g relationship in the area. Visitors should head for the display room that features interesting excavated items and mock-ups of the citadel itself.
The ancient site was the political center of the country for 13 consecutive centuries and served as the capital of Vietnam for eight centuries. A notable attraction in the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long was the Hanoi Flag Tower, a renovated 40-metre-tall stone fortress offering expansive views of Ba Dinh Square and Hanoi City Centre. Located in Ba Dinh District, entrance to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is priced 40-meter-tall at VND 30,000 and it is open from 08:00 to 17:00 every day except Monday. This prominent site is also within a 15-minute walk from attractions such as Quan Thanh Temple, Vietnam Military History Museum and Cua Bac Church.
Do not miss the opportunity to visit Thang Long Citadel to better understand the history of the civilized capital if you have a chance to visit Hanoi tours.