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This used to be the heart of Hanoi's forbidden city during the imperial days. It became the seat of the French colonial rulers and eventually became the communist party's command center during the Vietnam war. It is a nice place with a mix of old...More
We almost missed this one, but with an hour or so to spare on our last morning in Hanoi, we decided to go to the Old Citadel. It was a much longer walk from the Old Quarter than we expected (and we took a taxi...More
Quite an interesting structure and area which is undergoing archaeological excavations currently. Interesting that this was Vietnam’s royal citadel before it was moved to Hue. The more recent underground bunkers were very interesting. Enjoy.
A good insight into the scale and sophistication of Vietnamese culture and history, there is still a lot of excavation going on but the visitor can get a very good and clear appreciation of the site and the history.