The Thang Long - Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center freshly launched the new journey around the capital’s renowned royal space on January 4. It begins at 6pm every Tuesday and Thursday or according to the pre-booked tour schedule.

The Thang Long Imperial Citadel at night

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 archaeological excavation area, an exhibition hall of rare antiquities with some dating back over 1,000 years, the Kinh Thien Palace, and the archaeological site at 18 Hoang Dieu street.

Foreign visitors will also be treated to a puppetry show, a royal meal under the canopy of the Bodhi tree, and souvenir products representing luck and prosperity, among many other features.

Earlier, when Vietnam fully reopened its tourism in April last year, the center launched a night tour for domestic visitors available every weekend and receiving high evaluation from attendees.

Tourists join the night tour.

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 of the Ly dynasty (1009 - 1225). 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: VNA