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Well cared for ancient site

The remaining parts of this large ancient complex is well looked after. Archealogical work is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ryde, Australia
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Don’t miss the underground war rooms

Lovely building within nice grounds. Did not miss the underground war rooms which are hidden at the... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We nearly decided to skip this but paid a last minute visit when passing. Entry is 30,000 VND, or ~£1, which is an absolute steal. It is a UNESCO world heritage site which is still being uncovered but what is open is already fascinating. Plenty...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fmelr
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Citadel is recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site dating back hundreds of years. It is a very big place and one can spend hours walking around and watching the many exhibitions that are shown. Still lots of restorations going on which is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Irmi C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very interesting site. Quite a lot of walking involved. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the history and culture.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sally l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic buildings even though many have been ravaged by war. Re-construction is currently taking place.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank John F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The remaining parts of this large ancient complex is well looked after. Archealogical work is ongoing and site seers are not allowed in these areas. One can roam around the other areas freely and take photos. Rest rooms and food outlets too are available within...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 488nadheerad
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great way of spending a morning. The Citadel has volunteers working there who'll provide you a complimentary trip, the only request of theirs is you help them with their English in case they've difficulty pronouncing something. The website was surprisingly silent though it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fabbri M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the tour with Tam from Wide eyed tours. The Imperial Citadel is remarkable along with everyone must go to this incredible structure. The knowledge and history gained from seeing here are deserving of the visit. In order to use a tour guide as Tam...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kenneth A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Citadela,onetime imperial headquarters is one of the relict of capital of Vietnam.It used to be a whole imperial city with palasis, sanctuaries, royal theater (today there is a replica of this theater), and other buildings.The former center of the old Hanoi is surrounded by rocks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank draga b
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Citadel is Historical site with Valour and heritage importance there is a beautiful lawn in front of the Site , you can climb up the steps and look around the building, you can also visit in underground war Memorial there is also is temporary exhibition...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ashwathram r
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Lovely building within nice grounds. Did not miss the underground war rooms which are hidden at the back. They are a highlight of the city.

Date of experience: November 2018
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November 30, 2017|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
The cost of entry from memory is about 30,000 dong about Aus$2 each. We went there mid morning on a Sunday as it is an easy walk from the city, it closes at 5pm as most places to visit also close at 5pm and many close at... More
Kijchai C
November 17, 2017|
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Response from vince35nations | Reviewed this property |
The Citadel closes nominally at 4 PM...but also for lunch, 11:30-2:00. However, they're casual - we just walked in the open gate at noon. The Citadel is of considerable historic interest, especially for military history... More
Alister D
March 9, 2017|
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