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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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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed a great visit to the old Vietnamese capital of Hue. The site is huge, many different buildings to see in the Citadel, this attraction offers a walking history tour through over a thousand years of Vietnamese history, royal palaces , wardrobes, paintings and in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jim M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The extensive buildings & grounds are interesting & well worth 2 to 3 hours of walking around & the 150,000vnd fee. Near the entrance is a little side room where you can hire a guide for an hour which was worthwhile for us as we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday

Long story short, a smaller version of the forbidden city in Beijing, right down to the language. It is nice and not crowded, so you could spend a whole day wandering and reading the manuscripts and photos hanging on the walls.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Pegasus2013
Reviewed 2 days ago

Recommend take a guided tour of the Citadel as you will not pick up all the history. I would recommend walking through the narrow streets that border on the moat that sounds the Citadel. A fascinating walk through narrow lanes, small shops and local houses...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidgrieveau
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked around this imperial city for an afternoon, the culture and history behind it really makes it worth every penny. The place is huge therefore it doesn't feel overcrowded and you can just wonder around the grounds at a nice leisurely pace

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Katiej27
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I wasn’t so intrigued by this place at first, but decided to go after many recommendations. The city is quite small, so there isn’t too much to see to begin with. I paid about 100,000 dong to enter, which is relatively steep for Vietnam. However,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank wendylC4316OI
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Reading all reviews and hearing praises from locals, I was excited to see the Imperial City. It's a large area that lasts back 200 years but given the amount of money they're making, the site is poorly maintained, hardly any valuable info visible and no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TheM528
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Citadel is a must visit if you visit Hue. It is a world heritage site. As the grounds are large, one could spend a good few hours leisurely strolling and enjoying the site. Much of it has been destroyed by US bombing during the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LEOCHINHAO
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old history all the way - essy to get around, need good walking shoes as it lots of walking to get around it all. 1 day was enough for me overall to see most of it.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most visited place in Hue for a good reason Grand Scale in the heart of the old city Gives one a historical perspective on the Imperial City Make it your first stop!

Date of experience: December 2018
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hinnji
11 December 2018|
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Response from mobikom | Reviewed this property |
i would suggest to ran buggy (car) that can transport you inside. i cant really recall its 10 or 20 usd for 1 hr 45 mins. dont rent from outside but inside after the palace entrance. it saves a lot of walking time. :-)
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