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Ranked #16 of 122 things to do in Hue
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

It is recommended to have a guide around the huge campus to really understand or get a feeling about the history.
The monuments are renovated partially and give a good insight into the emperors life.
The walking tour is enjoyable and a lot of shadow is there.
The theater is a gem!

Thank sommerengel
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Informative tour with a guide. Well worth spending a few hours there with a knowledgeable person who can discuss the history in great depth. Loved the history and the beauty albeit in a restorative process as part of the UNESCO world heritage sites.

Thank chalwynv
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

An extensive venue which holds invaluable treasures of rich cultural history including the wars.

I strongly recommend all visitors read historical facts before visiting this venue and hire a professional guide to make the most of the visit.

2 suggestions for Deptt. responsible for maintaining this venue as these will add good value for tourists:
1) Consider providing courtesy golf cart or similar transport from entrance vehicle parking to citadel entrance.
2) Show a Audio visual documentary film on site for visitors to get a background of this venue.

Thank Vikas M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

They have little busses and Tuk Tuks if you do not want to walk. the grounds go on and on...and it is Hot and humid. But it was interesting and worth the effort.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

You just have to see the old citadel where the last of the Vietnamese emperors ruled from. Make sure to get all around within the walls, as there are many attractions besides the center.

Thank Malte S
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