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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

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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

This's as a miniature of Forbidden City found Beijing. Beautiful decoration, you are able to learn about most emperors of Vietnam. The interior of the palace isn't really well kept, we had been there on a rainy morning and the majority of the hiking paths...More

1  Thank Elyssa H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fabulous trip starting with dragon boat ride, pagoda visit, Citadel and two tombs. Lots of interesting photo opportunities. Some good cover if weather hot/cold.

Thank elle1365
Reviewed yesterday

The citadell is much more interesting than I though it takes several hours to see all buildings and the nice garden! In the end even the Emperor appeared just kidding it was a local Vietnamese dressed a as a Emperor for a nice photo. Almost...More

Thank Jan-OlofO
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

No need to write too much about this one as the Citadel is a part of any Hue guide book. We were amazed during our whole visit, too bad the restorations were going on at the Mon Gate so it was not open to the...More

Thank Hommie L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really interesting place. Lots to see, lots of history and nice calm feeling. It is huge though. We spent 3 hours there easily including a visit to the pavilion surrounded by koi carp, drinking juice out of coconuts. Highly recommended.

Thank Eleanorrigby
Reviewed 4 days ago

Certainly worth visiting this historic place and taking the VR (Virtual reality) experience we did it all for £3 each person!!

Thank GaryReviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hue Imperial City is very impressive and huge (>500 hectares). We were given a tour of buildings which were restored but there were many buildings still under restoration. The imperial city shows the scale and grandeur of ancient Nguyen dynasty. You will need 1 day...More

1  Thank kimhuat2018
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had the enormous good fortune to be on the tour with a young man from Hanoi, who was very generous with his knowledge of the history of the Citadel. With his help, the place came alive, was nowhere to be seen, the history and...More

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You need several days here just to understand the history of this majestic place I need to go back again

Thank Darrell D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Suprise after got the entry ticket, nooothiiing to visit there, we were very disappointed. We walked all arround about 3 kilometers just for some old photos.

Thank Thomas T
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2 August 2018|
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Response from Sheila R | Reviewed this property |
It is a good place to ride a bike. You can spend a few hours there. Bring some water and food to have a picnic.
26 July 2018|
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Response from Liz A | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t. They close around 5pm
5 July 2018|
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Response from nancy l | Reviewed this property |
I saw an area with traditional clothes for photos but it sure if they have children’s sizes, sorry. Perhaps check with your hotel reception.