Discover the mystery of the ancient palace through the night tour “Deciphering the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long”
Thang Long – Hanoi thousand years of civilization
Thang Long is a heritage site with a long cultural history of 1,300 years and has always been the cultural center of the country for nearly 8 centuries, with layers of heritage culture and relics interwoven and stacked. Experiencing many ups and downs of history, the golden vestiges of the past are no longer there.
The night tour “Decoding the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long” helps visitors experience going back in time, returning to the past through a 90-minute journey, with more than 1,300 years of Vietnamese history.
Passing through the main gate of Doan Mon, visitors can touch the past, where the sacred air of thousands of years of rivers and mountains converges, experience the feeling of walking in the middle like emperors and going deeper into the king’s residence. with the royal family. To increase the attractiveness of the program, visitors can enjoy the royal court ceremony of the old kings and the ancient dance “Thang Long Court” right on the archaeological remains.
Recreate the old royal dance
“Thang Long – Hanoi thousand years from the ground”
After the performance, the next place is a gallery of artifacts found underground. The artifacts obtained through the archaeological process have been selected and displayed in a scientific way, which is an attraction that attracts a large number of tourists.
Along with important discoveries of architectural vestiges, a large number of ceramics which were everyday objects in the palace through various periods were also found. These discoveries have really opened a new door for the study of Thang Long pottery and the pottery used in the imperial palace through the ages.
Dragon head artifact used to decorate the roof of royal architecture in Thang Long citadel under the Ly Dynasty
Artifacts of the ancient Loa found in the Tran Dynasty have the function of calling the masses to join the army to defend the Fatherland.
Passing through the gallery, visitors proceed to the most important part, the soul of the ancient Thang Long citadel is the remains of the Kinh Thien main hall of the Le Dynasty. On the doorstep of Kinh Thien Palace, the visiting delegation performed an incense offering ceremony, expressing gratitude to the ancestors who had merit in building the Thang Long Imperial Citadel.
Delegation to visit incense offering ceremony
Continuing the program, visitors proceed to the Archaeological site found underground with an area of about 3.3 hectares. The “wall of time” with bricks has existed for 1,300 years of history, the ancient river has been faithfully recreated.
Tourists visit the ancient well of the Tran Dynasty
In the experience of the “Royal Palace Well”, each person also has the opportunity to personally take the water from the well that was once only for the use of the King and the royal palace. The well here is also a symbol of the sacredness of mountains and rivers.
Experiencing activity “Royal well water”
The details and hints of the decryption operation are revealed in turn at the end of the journey. With modern technology, some typical artifacts of the Imperial Citadel are shown with lasers on the foundations of archaeological remains for visitors to learn and answer, making everyone quite surprised.
At the end of the experience journey, visitors who “decode” correctly will receive interesting gifts from the organizers and everyone will sit and sip tea and enjoy lotus jam.
Visitors stamp “Decipher the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long”
“Besides the day tour, the night tour is more attractive, giving visitors a different nighttime experience. The program was tested in 2021 but due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic, it has been suspended.
Recently, on the occasion of April 30 – May 1, the program started to restart again. In the itinerary to visit the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, there are many more points, but after researching, we have selected the most prominent places to visit. The first is to give visitors the experience of Thang Long palace, the feeling of living in the ancient palace.
Secondly, the organizers want to introduce and highlight the valuable archaeological and relic values found in the underground of Thang Long Imperial Citadel through a decoding game to be able to bring visitors a unique experience. The atmosphere is fun, easy to approach, giving information to tourists easier to remember,” said Ms. Nguyen Thi Yen, the tour guide.
Tourists take pictures with guards and palace maids
In response to the 31st SEA Games, the night tour “Deciphering Thang Long Imperial Citadel” will offer free admission for athletes and delegates to the Olympics.
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