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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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We had one night only in Hue and naturally the plane was delayed so by the time we got to the citadel we had one hour before closing. Granted we walked very quickly but in my... read more

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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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We had one night only in Hue and naturally the plane was delayed so by the time we got to the citadel we had one hour before closing. Granted we walked very quickly but in my opinion, had we more time we still would have only been 2 hours max. It was very pretty to look at in terms of... More 

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Westbury
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Huge complex, lots to see, allow 4 hours, go early to avoid the heat. The traditional costume guards are colourful and novelty

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Peyia, Cyprus
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I did not know what to expect, but found the citadel a very impressive place. Had no idea the grounds were so big you could imagine how grand it must have been. Really enjoyed the trip and would recommend it to everyone.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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The imperial City was a nice place with old architecture, Unfortunately it was not the most informative if you decide to do your own tour. Signs was only what was necessary without much elaboration. If you ate big into history would suggest you get a tour guide

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county durham
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited this as part of a full day tour and this was definitely a case of the best saved until last. We have wanted to visit Hue w For a few years now and this dis NOT disappoint. Well worth the visit and our guide from Hue Private Excursions was so informative it made the day so much more... More 

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Oxford, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a really fascinating place. We visited as part of a wider city tour with a guide and I think we got a lot more out of the visit with the information the guide provided than we ever could have done if we had visited on our own. Its a very big site with a lot of historical significance,... More 

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We went for the special opening of the citadel at night which included some interesting local dance and music. The place opened at 7 and was very busy mainly with locals. The entrance is quite expensive at 150k dong per person. The entertainment was enjoyable and gave a taste of local culture. The citadel itself was average, the lighting at... More 

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A most unbelievable experience to walk thru these extremely old buildings,if only the walls could talk,so much history and such a short time to see some of it.

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We visited in the daytime - can't comment on the night (I think it is a bit more spectacular)! It was good to see - I am personally more a fan of ancient buildings and ruins, so it wasn't my favourite! It's 150,000 fir a ticket, and extremely hot during the day! The interior is impressing, very gold! Some of... More 

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We were only in Hue for one night on a stop over between Hanoi and Hoi-an. We asked our hotel what to see in Hue and they advised us that the Imperial Palace was being opened to the public for the first time in many years. The Emperor had vacated the palace nearly 70 years ago and covering over 75... More 

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