Hanoi offers Thang Long Citadel night tour to foreign visitors

Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi is lit up at nigh

Foreign tourists now can enjoy a 120-minute night tour at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi, which promises enticing cultural, culinary and architectural experiences.

The Thang Long – Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center launched the new journey around the capital’s royal space on January 4.

It begins at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday or according to the pre-booked tour schedule.

Travelers are set to depart from Doan Mon (Main Gate), the entrance to Cam Thanh (Forbidden area) – the King’s residence. Their evening path will include a visit to an archeological excavation area, an exhibition hall of antiquities with some dating back over 1,000 years, the Kinh Thien Palace, and the archeological site at No. 18 Hoang Dieu Street.

When Vietnam fully reopened its tourism in March last year, the center launched a night tour for domestic visitors every weekend.

The citadel, a complex of historic imperial buildings located in the center of Hanoi, was first constructed in 1011 under the reign of King Ly Thai To.

The site, one of the 10 special national heritage sites proclaimed by the prime minister in 2009, was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee in 2010.

Its outstanding universal values are reflected in its historical longevity, its continuous role as a seat of power, and its multiple cultural layers.

Source: VnExpress

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