• Review discover Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Hanoi: ticket price, check-in point

    Contrary to the modern and modern lifestyle of the street, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Hanoi has a quiet and quiet look. This place has been associated with thousands of years of history of building and defending the country of the nation, which has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage. Coming to this place, visitors will be able to see with their own eyes a huge and extremely rich appearance of the ancient palaces, have the opportunity to understand more about the culture and history through the ancient and majestic space of Kings, ... Today's article will share some information about the address, ticket prices, check-in signs, ... to help you have an interesting and meaningful tour.
    Not simply to be recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Hanoi is a work built by our country in the 7th century, under the Dinh - Tien Le dynasty with many historical values ​​without Every city must have. This was the economic, political and cultural center of the Ly - Tran - Le - Nguyen dynasties during the 13 centuries, a testament to the intersection of unique cultures and customs through each period. especially a mark of indomitable spirit of an independent colonial country. And today, it becomes a relic, becomes an attractive tourist destination of the capital, attracting a lot of tourists to visit.

    Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is located in Quan Thanh and Dien Bien wards, Ba Dinh district, Hanoi with four sides bordering the central roads. Specifically: the East borders on Nguyen Tri Phuong Street, the West borders on Hoang Dieu Street, the Independent Road and the National Assembly Building, the South is Bac Son Street and the North is Phan Dinh Phung Street. Thanks to its central location with convenient traffic, this place is not difficult to find, even if you are just traveling to Hanoi for the first time.

    As mentioned, Hanoi Imperial Citadel is the place to mark important historical events of the nation. For believers who want to learn about our country's traditional values, this is an ideal destination. With a large area of ​​up to 18,395 ha, including archaeological sites of 18 Hoang Dieu and the remaining monuments, ... spoiled for you to visit and explore.

    Not only that, the ancient time-tinged scenery in the Imperial Citadel is also chosen by many groups of students to take photos of the yearbook before leaving the school or to explore, learn and cultivate more ideas.

    Visitors can visit Imperial Citadel of Thang Long at any time of the year, but according to Hanoi tourism experience , if you do not want to go under the bright sun or wet rains, autumn will be the choice. At this time, the sky is clear and gentle, the capital does not rain, but only a little wind in the beginning of the season, which is very convenient for your journey to explore.
    Is the road to Imperial Citadel of Thang Long easy?

    To travel to Hanoi Citadel of Thang Long , visitors to 19C Hoang Dieu, this is the main gate for visitors. From the city center, you can choose from private vehicles such as motorbike, car or bus. If you ride a motorbike you follow the directions of seach google map. If you take the bus, you take bus route 22 (Gia Lam station - Hospital 103) the car will stop right in front of the gate of the relic.


    Unlike some other tourist destinations, the Imperial Citadel is open every day of the week but except Monday. Pick up time in the morning is from 8:00 - 11:30, afternoon from 14:00 - 17:00.


    Imperial Citadel of Thang Long has an entrance fee, the entrance fee is listed at 30,000 VND / time. Particularly for students, students and the elderly (over 60 years old) receive a 50% discount. Children under 15 years old, policy beneficiaries, people with meritorious services to the Revolution will be free of charge entrance fee.

    Although it has been destroyed and restored many times, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Hanoi still has traces of ancient history and culture that are now famous attractions that attract attention. 

    This area was located in the east of Dai La citadel (the name of Thang Long in the Tang dynasty ruled by China). This archaeological site includes the bottom floor where the vestiges of Dai La citadel of Cao Bien dynasty are kept, and the upper floor is the vestige of the Ly-Tran palace. Next is a majority of the Le Dynasty, and at the top is the center of Hanoi in the 19th century (the Nguyen Dynasty).

    Here, unearthed many historical vestiges such as the foundation, solid foundation pillars, reliefs, ancient wells, dragon / phoenix statues, ... Through this, you will have more knowledge about architecture and art.

    This is definitely a check-in point that cannot be ignored when coming to Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Hanoi . This flagpole was built in 1812, under the reign of King Gia Long (Nguyen Dynasty), which is also the tallest solid building in Hanoi in the 19th century. Up to now, it seems to still retain the intact brick wall shape. Even though the moss has fallen, the patterns above are still visible.

    The Hanoi flagpole is about 60 m high with a structure of 3 parts: wide base, column body and gazebo. In particular, the base section is up to 2007 m2, gradually shrinking into 3 levels, each level is decorated with a pattern wall. On the top is the national flag fluttering in the wind, representing our nation's indomitable spirit, evoking every patriotic heart.

    Doan Mon is the main gate leading to the Citadel, straight to the Hanoi flagpole. Designed as an ancient city gate, Doan Mon has 5 arched doors built entirely of stone and brick in the Le dynasty. The door in the middle is the passage for the king, the four doors on either side are the entrance of the courtiers. If you look from the outside, you will see that it has something similar to Hue Citadel, which also gives you the feeling of returning to the life of previous centuries, simple and ancient.

    Going through Doan Mon is Kinh Kinh Thien Palace. This is the central monument, the place where the great court ceremonies and rituals took place. There are flagpoles in front of glass, behind there are Hau Lau, Cua Bac, East and West surrounded by small doors. Currently, the remaining vestiges are the old foundation area 41.5 m wide, 57 m long and 2.3 m high with artistic dragon sculpture details: big head, high protrusion, big and convex eyes, long horns, winding body, ... That is enough to see the scale and majesty of the old palace.

    Hau Lau, also known as Tinh Bac Lau - a building built behind the Kinh Thien Thien Palace is also the citadel of Hanoi ancient citadel. This place used to be the residence of the queen and the princesses, so the project was invested in a large scale, entering inside was a noble, comfortable space with mostly wooden and carved furniture, micro, meticulous.

    In addition to the above marine relics, Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Hanoi also has other relics worth visiting such as D67 House, Cua Bac ...

    Note when visiting Imperial Citadel of Thang Long Hanoi 
    • Around the Imperial Citadel, there are many famous and cheap eateries such as Cao Ba Quat vermicelli, Lan Anh eel dishes, Thang Beo pork ear Salad, ... visitors can visit and enjoy. 
    • When visiting, you must comply with general regulations, do not bring weapons, explosives, heavy-smelling food into the ruins. 
    • Pay attention to dress, dress politely and do not do any offensive actions, prohibit stepping on grass, climbing heritage or littering indiscriminately. 
    • Ideally, visitors should visit according to the schematic instructions, if you need to understand more about the works inside, you can contact your guide. 
    • If you want to film / edit a film, you must get permission from the Management Board of Hanoi Citadel of Thang Long Heritage Reserve . 

    Hanoi - a land of thousands of years of civilization, where many important milestones of the nation have been marked, not only the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long allows visitors to be immersed in historical space, returning to once glorious dynasties. but also many other places for you to explore. Let's plan your trip to Hanoi now!

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