Nguyen le thang long


If you’re interested khổng lồ learn more about Vietnamese history and culture, the Citadel is an exciting place to visit when you’re in Hanoi.

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The history

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is a relic site built in the 7th century, under the Dinh-Tien Le dynasties, then flourished in the Ly, Tran, Le, & Nguyen dynasties.

In 1010, King Ly Thai lớn moved the capital from Hoa Lu to dai La (old name of Hanoi) và renamed the new capital Thang Long.

He rebuilt Thang Long citadel based on the foundation of the old dẻo La citadel.

Hanoi then became the most prominent economic, political & cultural center.

Throughout several dynasties, the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long was where the King and the Royal Family lived và worked. It was also the place lớn celebrate important ceremonies of the country.

After the Nguyen Dynasty established the capital in Hue (1802), the role of Thang Long citadel was dissolved.

Since 1954, ​​Thang Long citadel became the Ministry of National Defense headquarters. Here, they had many important decisions of the tiệc nhỏ and State, contributing to lớn great victories in the resistance war against the US.

The floors are stacked over many historical periods with royal architectural decoration & millions of artifacts found in the mysterious underground.

More than that, these relics prove the development of Thang Long capital, the capital of dẻo Viet, from the 11th to the 18th century.

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Where is Thang Long Imperial Citadel?

The relic complex is located in Dien Bien Phu và Quan Thanh wards, with a total area of ​​up lớn 18.3 hectares. The address is 19C Hoang Dieu, Hanoi.

How khổng lồ get khổng lồ Thang Long Imperial Citadel

It’s easy to lớn get to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long by bus, car, and motorbikes. I recommend using Grab to lớn order a xe taxi if you need to lớn travel around.

You can also take bus routes lượt thích 22 (Gia Lam Bus Station – 103 Hospital) to lớn stop right in front of the gate of the Citadel.

Also, you can easily walk here. From the city center you can follow direction Trang Thi -> Dien Bien Phu -> Nguyen Tri Phuong -> Hoang Dieu -> number 19C Hoang Dieu.

Thang Long Imperial Citadel opening hours và ticket prices

Opening hours

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long is xuất hiện on weekdays (except Monday) from 8 am to lớn 5 pm.

As the Citadel is relatively large, you should spend the morning or afternoon visit.

Ticket prices

The ticket price to enter the Citadel is 30,000 VND / adult.

It’s không lấy phí for children under 15 years old.

For students aged 15 years or older (if they have a student card), Vietnamese elderly (60 years old or older), the entrance ticket price is 15,000 VND / person.