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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.
Hue, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A Trip to Hue is incomplete without visiting the Imperial City along with its Tombs We were here on a day visit and did not have a lot of time at our hand yet we ensured that imperial city was the first place we covered...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Interesting,vast place. Amazing to imagine it all in its prime. I am glad it is being restored. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Adeleradice
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Web says tickets available until 5pm. We arrived at 4.45 after being waylaid by a deceitful dragon boat guide who assured us as long as we bought the tickets before 5 we could go in. We were turned away they refused to sell us tickets...More

Thank paigem406
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the main reasons to visit Hue & I was disappointed as the place has still to regain its previous splendour from its prime time It’s obvious why - it was battered in 1968 from the USA and earlier in 1947 They...More

Thank 558DavidF
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Huge complex with lots to see and take photos of. A definite must see in Huê. Plenty of places to buy drinks, souvenirs and use the toilet. Could probably spend most of a day there but we were just there a few hours which was...More

Thank Eurochic28
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It is huge. Many historical photographs to view. Those familiar with the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war will find the history during this period exceptional of interest. If traveling with a tourist group your trip leader will give history and tour. If traveling without...More

Thank georgerY311YI
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had been there on an incredibly popular day. take an umbrella in case you've one, helps maintain you cooler than simply a hat. Directly in the city so it is not hard to walk to. Fascinating, we did find a guide and wish we'd...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not as impressive as many other Ancient or UNESCO sites. Probably a good portion was destroyed in war

Thank Bharat P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was very interesting and informative. We had a great local guide with lots of info and good English. It was a very hot day and this place was huge! Wear a hat!

Thank Miwasin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited here for a couple of hours as part of our tour. Lovely to wander round and find out the history of the place.

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Liat L
27 August 2018|
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Response from beng p | Reviewed this property |
Need to book tour from hotel. 2 people 180us$ and then have to pay entrance fees to Citadel which is less than us$10 to enter the imperial city and two tombs. Our tour is supposed to be part of the journey by long dragon... More
2 August 2018|
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Response from MarkS6492 | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you start from as to whether you can cycle there. You park the bikes outside as they're not allowed inside.
26 July 2018|
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Response from Liz A | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t. They close around 5pm