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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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Hue, Vietnam
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All reviews imperial city tet offensive bullet holes few hours restoration work worth a visit large area nguyen dynasty couple of hours vietnam war walk around take your time entrance fee interesting place interesting history tour guide perfume river
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Reviewed today via mobile

We are spending one day Hue with a lot of destination for visit, you should visit Hue when you are in Vietnam, with history, culture, and religios. Highly recomended.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank strowberrytravel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The large forbidden city is impressive, and required lots of restoration due to war damage. Some of the destroyed buildings were never rebuilt....a lot of ornate work, some Chinese influence as well. The theater inside is really beautiful! A must see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ronwol
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Johnny Le is a Great driver Knowing, carting, useful tips and locational information. Made a long 3 hour trip from Hoi An to Hue stopping all the way up at great locations like My San World Heritage site... beat the tourist crowd and had the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Richvaughn
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a must do in Hue. It is simply stunning with a mixture of destroyed and decaying and restored buildings. Great info and a wonderful way to spend a few hours....the place is massive!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Holly198529
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you want to get a view of the old dynasties of Vietnam, this is definitely the place to do it. The scale of the city is impressive in itself and combine that with the architecture, the scale of the construction and the recent history...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Glyn F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Such a shame that this was so damaged during the war. Currently under restoration that will probably take a long time but will be stunning when finished.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank lainyg1
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were blown away by the beauty of the entire site. Considering so much damage had been done by successive there is much still to see and it takes several hours. It is some distance from most of the accommodation and so expect a long...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kateandmark
Reviewed 2 days ago

I found this place to be very open about its history which is immense. The size of the works carried out in construction is enormous when you know how this would be done today. The assistance of a knowledgable tour guide did help. The impact...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank swds
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the Hue Imperial City as part of a group tour. Prior to the trip, I was completely unaware of the Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam. Firstly, the Imperial City was badly damaged in the Vietnamese war, most of the buildings were in ruins...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JWTSG
Reviewed 4 days ago

Definitely get a local to take you round, we had a guy with his bike, he took us to places we would never have found. The memorial house to President Ho Chi Minh (Free entry). Kings House (Free entry). Timh Tam Kim (Free entry) this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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hinnji
11 December 2018|
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Response from fabsoLondon | Reviewed this property |
We were there for a couple of hours but it wasn’t enough. Our guide said if you have the time and really want to explore the citadel you’ll need at least half a day. I would highly recommend going with a guide to get the... More
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hinnji
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Hi, we stayed at Sala homestay 7/6 Chu Van An, Huế which was a great location. It’s clean & basic with a/c & good beds. Inexpensive & the owners are lovely. Close to good cafes, we especially enjoyed the food & service at... More
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5 December 2018|
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Response from Newton P | Reviewed this property |
I will be ok. But you should keep in mind that everywhere they provide locally a dress to be used when necessary
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