Exploring the Cultural Heritage of Thang Long Imperial Citadel in the Heart of Hanoi

Thang Long Imperial Citadel is a timeless cultural heritage in the Heart of Hanoi. This heritage site holds a rich history spanning over 1300 years, with unique and precious relics that showcase the glorious past of Thang Long – Hanoi and the Vietnamese people. The evening tour, ‘Unveiling Thang Long Citadel,’ aims to bring to life the exceptional cultural and historical values of this world heritage site, offering visitors a one-of-a-kind and captivating experience that highlights the valuable and distinctive artifacts of the heritage area.


The immersive journey of the ‘Unveiling Thang Long Citadel’ tour lasts about 1.5 hours and begins at Doan Mon, the entrance gate to the Forbidden City, where ancient kings resided and worked. Here, visitors can step into the ancient imperial citadel, witness enchanting royal court dances performed on unique archaeological remains, and continue to admire the valuable artifacts discovered at Thang Long Citadel in the exhibition hall titled ‘Thang Long Hanoi – A Thousand-Year History from the Heart of the Land.’ The tour concludes with a visit to Kinh Thien Palace, where visitors can pay their respects to the ancestral emperors. Tourists join an incense burning ceremony in memory of the 52 former kings at Kinh Thien Palace.

Take your own cool water from the King’s well, the water source symbolizes abundant life and luck and blessings.


Throughout the journey, participants will embark on a decoding adventure, searching for information to solve mini-games at the end of the program. The grand finale of the tour is the ‘Unveiling Thang Long Citadel’ game, open to all visitors. Using lasers, significant artifacts from the citadel will be projected onto ancient foundations or flowing water, allowing visitors to explore and unravel their mysteries. Intriguing details and clues will be gradually revealed during the tour.


Come to Hanoi and witness the rich historical tapestry of the capital, listen to captivating stories from the past, and return with a deep appreciation and love for the present.


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