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Co Loa Citadel

Cổ Loa, Đông Anh, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam

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About Co Loa Citadel

Cổ Loa Citadel is an important fortified settlement and archaeological site in present-day Hanoi's Dong Anh district, about 16 kilometers northeast of Hanoi city center. Various relics of the Bronze Age Phung Nguyen culture and Dong Son culture have been found in Cổ Loa, although it was later established as the capital of Âu Lạc Kingdom during the 3rd century BC.  The name "Cổ Loa" is derived from the Sino-Vietnamese, meaning "old spiral", reflecting its multi-layered structure of earthworks, mo


Attractions near Co Loa Citadel

Nhật Tân Bridge5.67km from Co Loa Citadel

A cable-stayed bridge crossing the Red River. The bridge has a total length of 8.3 kilometers (5.2 mi), including a 3.7 kilometers (2.3 mi) bridge, with 1.5 kilometers (0.93 mi) cable-stayed bridge with five spans crossing the Red River.

Cầu Long Biên7.7km from Co Loa Citadel

A historic cantilever bridge across the Red River. The bridge was built in 1899-1902 by the architects Daydé & Pillé of Paris, and opened in 1903. It was heavily bombarded during Vietnam War due to its critical position. It was the only bridge at that time across the Red River connecting Hanoi to the main port of Haiphong.

Truc Lam Temple7.77km from Co Loa Citadel

A Vietnamese Buddhist temple which was located in the heart of Lam dong and is one of the examples for the Vietnamese architecture.

Tran Quoc Pagoda8km from Co Loa Citadel

Oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi, is located on a small island near the southeastern shore of Hanoi's West Lake. The temple was originally constructed in the sixth century during the reign of Emperor Lý Nam Đế. When founded the temple was sited on the shores of the Red River, outside of the Yen Phu Dyke. Due to the river's encroachment, the temple was relocated in 1615 to Kim Ngu islet of West Lake where it is now situated.

Đình Bảng communal house8.16km from Co Loa Citadel

Đình Bảng communal hall is one of the largest and finest village communal houses in Vietnam. It is located in Đình Bảng village, Từ Sơn district, in Bắc Ninh Province of the Red River Delta, 17 km from the nation's capital, Hanoi.  The construction started in 1700 and was completed 36 years later.  Đình Bảng communal house is used for the worshiping of Cao Sơn Đại vương (Mountain spirit), Thủy Bá Đại vương (Water spirit), and Bạch Lệ Đại vương (God of agriculture).

Quan Thanh Temple8.53km from Co Loa Citadel

Dated to the 11th century, this Taoist temple was dedicated to Xuan Wu, one of the principal deities in Taoism. It is one of the Four Sacred Temples that were built in four directions to protect Hanoi from malevolent spirits.

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Bac Ninh Province8 attractions

Bac Ninh, the smallest province in Red River Delta Vietnam, is located in the Northern key economic region. Bac Ninh Province is famous for Quan Ho folk songs. Previously, Bac Ninh is the center of the Kinh Bac region. Currently, there are 41 notable festivals in Bac Ninh including the major festivals such as Dau Pagoda Festival, Lim Festival, Ba Chua Kho Festival.