Some Ancient Things Of The Imperial Citadel Of

Thang Long

Thang Long Imperial Citadel is a historical relic of the ancient Thang Long Citadel, dating from the pre-Thang Long period (VII century) through the Dinh-Le Dynasty, was developed and expanded under the Ly, Tran, Le and the time. Hanoi under the Nguyen dynasty. This is a massive and huge architectural work, built by the dynasties in many historical periods and became the most principle monument in the system of relics of Vietnam. Thang Long Citadel was recognized by UNESCO as the world's cultural heritage. Come here with to explore this historic area.

Now, Thang Long Citadel belongs to Dien Bien Ward and Quan Thanh Ward, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. The Imperial Citadel of Thang Long has a total area of 18,395ha including many different archaeological sites: 18 Hoang Dieu and other relics of Hanoi Citadel such as Doan Mon, Hanoi flag, Kinh Thien, D67, Bac Mon, Hau Lau, the wall and 8 gates under the Nguyen dynasty.

When coming here, you will have the chance to experience a lot of places. Firstly, it is the archeological sites 18 Hoang Dieu. This relic consists of the lower part of the eastern part of the data under Cao Bien, Tang Dynasty; upstairs are the palace of the Ly and the Tran; followed by a central part of the Le dynasty and top part of the center of the 19th century Hanoi Citadel.

Hanoi flagpole is a monument which is built in 1812 under the Gia Long dynasty. With 60m high, the flag tower includes a base, a watchtower, and a trunk. The base is 2007m² with a square shape and consists of 3 levels which rises gradually. There is a wall of flowers around each level. Visitors will climb 18 steps at the east and west side to the second leg from the ground. If you want to be up to level 3, you also must climb 18 stairs on the East and West. You will see 4 doors: West Gate, East Gate, South Gate and North Gate on the third level.

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

Kinh Thien - This is the central vestige, the main and important nucleus of the historical relics of the ancient citadel of Hanoi. The glass tower is located at the center of the ruins. At present, the remains of the Kinh 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.

Tourists should visit here to admire the ancient and timeless beauty. It's also a way to learn more about Vietnamese culture and people.