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Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

19C Hoàng Diệu, Điện Bàn, Ba Đình, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

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About Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

A complex of historic imperial buildings located in the centre of Hanoi. The royal enclosure was first built during the Lý dynasty (1010) and expanded by the Trần, Lê and finally the Nguyễn dynasty. It remained the seat of the Vietnamese court until 1810, when the Nguyễn dynasty chose to move the capital to Huế.


Attractions near Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

Vietnam Military History Museum0.24km from Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

The museum displays eras of Vietnamese military history showcased in different buildings on the complex. The museum also includes a display of decommissioned, captured or destroyed military equipment and vehicles used by French, Viet Minh, North Vietnam, South Vietnam and the United States during the First and Second Indochina Wars.

Vietnam National Fine Arts Museum0.57km from Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

Country's primary art museum, showcasing Vietnam's fine arts from a range of historical periods. Much of the 20th Century art presented in the museum is concerned with folk narratives of a nation in defence.

Hanoi Train Street0.63km from Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

Active railway tracks going through resedential buildings and shops. Note that this area is closed for visitors due to safety concerns you can visit it only if you know someone who lives in the area and bring you along.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum0.63km from Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

Resting place of Vietnamese Revolutionary leader & President Ho Chi Minh.

Temple Of Literature0.69km from Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

Temple dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. Built in 1070, it hosts the Imperial Academy, Vietnam's first national university. The temple is featured on the back of the 100,000 Vietnamese đồng banknote.

One Pillar Pagoda0.69km from Thăng Long Imperial Citadel

One of Vietnam's two most iconic temples. The temple is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter and 4 m in height, and it is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, a Buddhist symbol of purity. The emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in 1049, in gratitude for having a son.

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Capital and second largest city of Vietnam.