Old City Gate

Old City Gate, Hanoi: Hours, Address, Old City Gate Reviews: 3.5/5

Old City Gate
3.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
The attractive shape of the only city gate remaining in Hanoi harks back to a time when the city was under siege. Walk through the arched main entrance of the Hanoi Old City Gate and imagine being one of the soldiers who heroically defended the city from this spot during several sieges, as well as the French and American wars. Admire the curved roof of the central tower and gaze up at the red and yellow Vietnamese flag flying in the wind. Built in 1749, this is the last remaining gate of the many that once surrounded the perimeter of the old city. Known locally as Quan Chuong, it takes its name from a military leader who lost his life fighting the French here in 1843. Reflect on the fact that the gate was important once again in resisting the French in 1946 to 1947.
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Thiệt N
Hanoi, Vietnam14 contributions
Nice old city gate
Jan 2020 • Couples
Came here with my wife for some days in hanoi. How to says : not much beautiful landscape but exceptional. Just take a photoes.
Written January 31, 2020
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia744 contributions
Busy gate
Dec 2018
It is the only one out of 21 original entrances to the old Thang Long Citadel to survive over a thousand years.now it is a very busy gate,people and motorbike go in and out.be careful when you want to take some pics of it.you can see also the everyday life around the gate.
Written November 30, 2019
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Lucia.xiii
Hanoi, Vietnam53 contributions
Just okay
Aug 2019
I mean maybe because I have been to so many historical places in Hanoi already so another one like this could be skipped for me.
Written August 7, 2019
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Fatboy
15 contributions
Interesting part of history
Mar 2019 • Solo
It’s interesting architecture is a glimpse into the history of this interesting city and is a worthy stop on a walk around the area
Written May 13, 2019
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aaong86
Singapore, Singapore2,134 contributions
Oldest city gate Hanoi
Apr 2019 • Solo
This is the oldest city gate in Hanoi with lots of traffic passing through this gate everyday. Always keep a lookout for the traffic when you were there
Written April 19, 2019
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Onie T
Mandaluyong, Philippines78 contributions
Not impressive but historically significant
Feb 2019
The gate doesn't look impressive but it is still historically significant as the only remaining ancient city gate of Hanoi. This is just a short walk from other spots in the Old Quarter so you can check it out along the way.
Written April 12, 2019
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joshuajkurz
Singapore, Singapore86 contributions
Historic site, lots of traffic
Feb 2019 • Couples
The gate itself is appealing as an historical artifact, but the area doesn't really allow for room to maneuver around it. Dodging traffic is a must. Luckily, the area near the gate is full of markets and good street wandering, so it is certainly not a waste of time to check out the gate if you combine with a trip to Dong Xuan Market.
Written March 26, 2019
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,245 contributions
Historical
Jan 2019 • Couples
Our hotel was 10 meter’s from it (Hanoi Daisy, see review), we walked past it every day and it was a handy spot to meet the grab (taxi). Built in the mid 1700’s, it was one of many gates that surrounded the old town, it is known to locals as Quan Chuong, who was a hero who died fighting the french in the mid 1800’s. The gate also played a defensive role in future skirmishes. The gate is illuminated at night excellent for piccies.
Written February 7, 2019
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kpiddy
Brisbane, Australia11,956 contributions
Ancient city gate listed as a National Relic
Dec 2018 • Couples
O Quan Chuong is the only remaining gate of the old city wall built in the eighteenth century, the gate is not particularly high, constructed in brick, it is the single storey with three arched gateways and a watch tower on the top. The gate remains a busy portal in and out the city, many tourists visit the gate to get a photo but beware of the non-stop passing traffic.
Written January 21, 2019
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Rum connoisseur 76’
Honolulu, HI589 contributions
Great piece of history not well maintained.!
Nov 2018 • Solo
The old city gate in Hanoi is definitely worth appreciating for a few moments, it’s just unfortunate that the city has not taken better care of this important structure.
Written November 5, 2018
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