Historic Vestiges Bac Mon

Bac Mon (the Northern Gate) was the only gate of Hoang Thanh that has been preserved almost intact since the Nguyen Dynasty. It used to link Hoang Thanh and Kinh Thanh were once separated by a 20m wide ditch.

The finishing touches have been put to the restoration of Bac Mon. Its new wooden door, 16 tons in weight, spreads over 24m2, running on bronze wheels weighing some 80kg. However, the two holes caused by the cannonballs from a French war ship on 25 April 1873 in its outside wall still remain. Bac Mon now is open to tourists.

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