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This former site of the old capitol has a moat and ten ornate gates guarding a palace, temples, gardens and tombs. Its most prominent feature is a tall flag tower.
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  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hue, Vietnam
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"imperial city"
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"tet offensive"
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"few hours"
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"bullet holes"
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"restoration work"
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"worth a visit"
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"large area"
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"couple of hours"
in 106 reviews
"vietnam war"
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"walk around"
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"take your time"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We only spent a few hours going through, but the historical site, but you could spend a full day! There is a lot to see - very interesting and good for photos!

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After visiting Khai Dinh’s & Ming Many’s tomb, we found the imperial palace to be quite ‘ordinary’. We paid for an English speaking guide who really did know her stuff. It’s nice and picturesque but not as lavish as the tombs.

Thank JaimeW
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The buildings and structures are all quite nice. There's a lot of history scripts and informative things to read at the Imperial City, but there's also a lot of open space and fields, and areas that clearly aren't taken care of or have been destroyed...More

Thank Dave L
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit and spent a good few hours exploring the grounds with a local guide. If you struggle to walk there are also golf buggy tours we saw whizzing around

Thank Mrs_Gherkins
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Reviewed yesterday

A small version of the forbidden city in Beijing, China. In fact, the chinese constructor of the citadel did purposely copied a number of elements and even the major layout of the entire complex from China. A number of items are displayed, rich in history...More

Thank Kevin L
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was surprised by the size of the Citadel, much bigger than I imagined. Allow yourself several hours to explore the different sections and grounds. We had a private guide and that is very helpful to understand the history and events that took place at...More

Thank fnct
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful buildings and lovely grounds with flowers and lots of fish in the ponds/lakes. Every turning is a wonderful site. Loved it.

Thank Sharon B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We came Hue and it's possible we chosen imperial city for place we visit. Very nice and have many history we need discovery. Too large and it's took about two a half hour for visit.

Thank mongtuyenv
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is probably the must see in Hue. The entrance fee is still within reason. What made the placw special for me was that it had so many forgotten little corners that one could explore on its own.

Thank Kim Nikolaj J
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had the privilege of visiting the Imperial City with a very knowledgeable tour guide, Mr Hoa Van Pham, and found the tour extremely stimulating. If you have an interest in Vietnamese history an you're in Hue, I would suggest you organise a tour. The...More

Thank bruiser53
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Kim O
16 January 2018|
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Response from PandaHouston | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Scarlett Boutique hotel and they booked us on a group day tour which included the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Khai Dinh Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb, and the Dong Ba Market. And a nice lunch. It was a full day tour with... More
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Kim O
16 January 2018|
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Response from Maree774 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim. I would recommend our guide as she was excellent but I only know her as Tina. We organised all our tours through Mrs Ha at Vietland Discovery Danang.
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Response from Gaia-son | Reviewed this property |
Entrance to the Royal Enclosure in the Hue Imperial City costs 150,000 Dong for foreigners. A combination ticket costing 360,000 Dong gives entrance to the Imperial City plus 3 tombs (which cost between 80,000 and 100,000... More
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