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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

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Address: Hue, Vietnam
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This former site of the old capitol has a moat and ten ornate gates...

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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A very large complex behind forbidding citadel walls. There is much history here, and much to learn and understand. We went with a guide, which was excellent. If you go, either go... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

If you go to Hue you can' t miss it!! It only takes approximately one hour to visit it and you can do it on your own. The ticket is really cheap. Go around 4/5 pm during the sunset and you'll appreciated it much more!!!! It's a very gorgeous place!!!!

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

So much history in this beautiful place and so much conflict. Our guide told us all about the many buildings and the kings who lived there. Sadly some have been destroyed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

those who loves ancient history is a wonderful place. lice ancient Rome/ Kyoto. impotrat to keep it an give the chance for maintenance,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Unfortunate that the citadel was largely destroyed by war and was never restored to its previous glory. Wandering through what was left standing, one cannot help but heave a sigh of pity. Interesting photos along the long hallways. Our guide didn't bring us to see the real highlights... so don't miss out on the 9 dynasty urns, royal theatre, library... More 

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Zug, Switzerland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a big and nice park, but the buildings are in very bad condition and the mold is everywhere. There is no right documentation about the things you see, some documentation are only in vietnamese. You will find better photo motives in other places of vietnam.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Hue a visit to the Citadel is a must just so you can understand the way things were when Vietnam had a monarchy.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very large complex behind forbidding citadel walls. There is much history here, and much to learn and understand. We went with a guide, which was excellent. If you go, either go with a guide or take a good guide book with you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite a sight. Unfortunately we went during the rainy season. The walk was manageable and we get to see different parts of the citadel. A good place to visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our tour guide/driver suggested we buy a combined entrance ticket which was great. The Citadel is an adventure in itself. It was very hot when we visited, so we kept inside and read most of the literature explaining each event/room. Impressive visit. Enjoyed live music by local performers within the Citadel.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Citadel, palace and some of he temples have been well restored. There's lots of good descriptions written about and a video in the main palace. We were there on a rainy day so I think my review might be a bit tainted :)

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