There are diverse landscapes in Vietnam from the North to the South. Most Vietnam vacation spots indicate Vietnam’s culture, tradition, and cuisine. But some hold much more historic values. They are the places to show and reflect exactly Vietnam’s history. These sites have been built for a long time. And have witnessed many changes over time. One of the most important place in term of historic value is Thang Long Imperial Citadel. This is a must-see place in any trip to Ha Noi, including the intriguing Hanoi Halong tour.
The general information about Thang Long Imperial Citadel
You can find the Thang Long Imperial Citadel at 19C Hoang Dieu street, Ba Đình district, Ha Noi. This is one of the most prominent monumental complex of the capital. It is bounded by the Northern road of Phan Dinh Phung Street, South of Bac Son Street, West of Dien Bien Phu Street, East of Nguyen Tri Phuong Street.
The Citadel is usually opened from 8.AM to 17.PM, from Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on Monday so remember to not go there on that day. On special occasions the opening hours may change.
Thang Long Imperial Citadel is located in a really large and spatial area. The site has a total area of 18.395 ha, including archaeological sites and remains such as the glass pillar of Hanoi, Bac Mon, Hau Mon, eight gates under Nguyen Dynasty. So you can go there by any means of transportation without worry. There are parking lot for both cars and motorbikes. If you choose bus, you can take the buses number 22, 33, 45 or 50. Each bus ticket costs 7.000 VND.
The history of Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Thang Long Imperial Citadel is a historical relic of Viet Nam. It is associated with the Thang Long Citadel of Dong Kinh and Hanoi province, starting from the pre-Thang Long Dynasty through Dinh and Tien Le Dynasties flourished under Ly, Tran, Le Dynasty. This is a monumental architecture built by the King during many historical periods. And became the most important relics in the system of Vietnamese monuments. The historic excavations at the heart of Thang Long Imperial City is a deep demonstration of long-term cultural exchange. This is also the place to value human civilization. Especially Buddhist Confucian model, Western military architecture and theories. Any tourist traveling to Vietnam need to come visit this place to understand the source of Vietnam culture.
Impressive landmarks in Thang Long Imperial Citadel
The archaeological Site, 18 Hoang Dieu Street
It is considered to be a central part of Hanoi in the 19th century, including the palaces of Ly Dynasty, the construction works of Duong Dynasty. Therefore, you can hear many stories about the interesting things of dynasties. Also, it helps you learn more about Vietnam’s culture.
Hanoi Flagpole remains was built in 1822 under Gia Long Dynasty. It is 60 meter high consisting of a post and stand. The base of square is an area of 2007 square meters consisting of three levels of gradual gradients. What will make you feel excited is to climb the steps of the chase. It will be a great to view the city when you reach highest level. A great number of tourists said that Thang Long Imperial Citadel was one of the indispensable Vietnam vacation spots.
Kinh Thien Palace
It is both a central remains and the main part of the whole relics of Hanoi City. Four dragons were engraved under Le Dynasty in the 15th century. It is a masterpiece of architectural art heritage. The dragon was engraved with sapphire, high head, and round eyes.
Proudly, Thang Long Imperial Citadel is an important historical site of the country. It includes many stories about dynasties of Vietnam from thousands years ago. This place is one of the best Hanoi half day tour. If anyone wants to know more about the history of Vietnam, then this place is a must. If you are curious, you can contact Origin Travel for more information.