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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have an interest in archeology or anthropology or history, this is an all day extravaganza. To really absorb all this attraction has to offer you need at least 4-6 hours. There is very little direction on the property so you will be muddling...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank BlowinBubblesB
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a lot bigger than I thought initially, with lots of buildings and areas to look in and around. Very nice and scenic as well as being informative about the history of Hanoi!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 443beckc
Reviewed 1 week ago

You see the excavated artifacts from the Citadel in many of the scattered museums inside. If you joined city tour and saw the North Gate, South gate is similar (but with lots of museums). Need about 1 hour. There is a war room and where...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank EddieFoodieLover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is really huge. Entry fee was 30,000 dong and they give you a map of the place. You will see historical relics, archeological site and also temple.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Pooja_Vikesh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good show , very crowded. One should definitely watch it once when you are in Hanoi. Though a bit expensive but worth watching.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Pooja_Vikesh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To understand the importance and history of the Citadel I would recommend that you take a guided private tour. The place is quite large with different buildings and sites. I don’t think you can gain and understanding of all that went on here without a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sea101312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Colorful garden where childrne can play and where everyone was taking pictures. Entrance fee is 30K VND and you can spend about 1 or 2 hours at the place - it depends on how much do you want to enjoy it. Interesting thing that I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jana K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For roughly 1 euro or 1 gbp (or if you from the US) a buck 50. The UNESCO site of the Imperial Citadel offers the visitors a few pleasantries. It is a walled haven of peace and tranquillity (in a big busy city). An opportunity...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank RicardoBowie
Reviewed February 5, 2019

This is a large place and takes some walking to get around. Try to find the dragon steps and the bells. The ceramic exhibit was interesting, with roof dragons and details from repairs.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ThePackedBag
Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

I went there with hesitation after reading other reviews, but i was glad to be there to see for myself. The exhibition hall has very informative details of the history and artefacts were indeed interesting. From introducing the dynasty to world war, it holds a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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
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
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