Thang Long Imperial Citadel Night Tour

Hanoi, Thang Long Imperial

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The night tour "Decoding the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long" offers a captivating 1.5-hour journey through the rich history of Thang Long Imperial Citadel, providing a unique and immersive experience. Here's a detailed breakdown of the itinerary

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Thang Long Imperial Citadel

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Day 1

Thang Long Imperial Citadel Night Tour

AVAILABLE: Evening (Only on Fridays & Saturdays)

18.30 Starting Point: Doan Mon (The Forbidden City Door). Begin your journey at Doan Mon, the entrance to the Forbidden City, where the kings of the past lived and worked. Explore the space of the old Imperial Citadel, witnessing a royal dance performance on unique archaeological vestiges.

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking Thang Long Palace Performance, an ancient dance display held nearby. Witness intricate movements and costumes that will transport you back in time.

Kinh Thien Palace - Kinh Thien Palace - Incense Offering. Pay homage to the ancestors by offering incense at Kinh Thien Palace, a solemn ritual at the heart of the ancient Thang Long citadel. Experience the spiritual significance of this historical site.

Explore Archaeological Site 18 Hoang Dieu, a remarkable location where millions of artifacts dating back over 1300 years have been unearthed. Witness the overlapping cultural layers, showcasing the relic's uniqueness and historical value.

Game: "Decoding the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long": Engage in the interactive game, "Decoding the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long," where typical artifacts are illuminated by laser on archaeological remains. Challenge your memory and knowledge gained during the tour for a chance to receive meaningful souvenirs.

Special Features Exclusive to the Night Tour: Participate in the incense offering ceremony at Kinh Thien Palace, the symbolic center of heaven and earth. Draw cool water from the King's well, symbolizing abundant life and blessings.

Enjoy lotus tea and lotus jam under the ancient Bodhi tree, a symbol of peace and luck.

Virtual Live Photos and Interaction: Capture "super cool" virtual live photos in the magical, shimmering space.

Interact with palace maidens and guards dressed in ancient costumes for memorable photos.

Visitors who participated in the trial run found the program meaningful and useful. The night tour created a cultural and immersive story, providing a light, logical, and entertaining approach to knowledge, leaving participants excited with new experiences.

For those who have visited the Imperial Citadel during the day, the night tour offers a distinct and special encounter, allowing participants to feel the enchantment of the royal space and interact with historical figures in traditional costumes, creating lasting memories of a truly unique cultural experience.


Trip Notes


  • Ticket to Imperial Citadel night tour
  • English speaking guide
  • Taxi transfer round trip from your hotel



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