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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

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Address: Hue, Vietnam
Description: 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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Fascinating place of history.

Take your time to absorb this "must see" Imperial City. Fascinating place and do take a camera along. Our tour guide did an amazing job in explaining the different areas and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Take your time to absorb this "must see" Imperial City. Fascinating place and do take a camera along. Our tour guide did an amazing job in explaining the different areas and buildings in this city. When you plan your trip, do include visits to the various tombs of past kings and on your way back, inquire about catching a small... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

altho damaged during wars, this sight is not to be missed. have a guide to explain the context, otherwise you will miss out on a lot! bring a hat, as it can be hot and not much shade. also, sunscreen!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Very imposing building, very interesting history. If you are visiting the are this is a 'must see'. There are lots of different types of interesting buildings and you would need a few hours to see everything

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I was kind of impress by the area of this place. This place has mini bus with around 12 seats to carry visitors around. Good price and nice place to visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

you can get lost for hours wondering the 160 buildings but make sure you wear suncream and take a hat as some of the walk is over large fields.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

A major tourist attraction in Hue. It is being renovated following the Americans bombing it during the war. I feel having a guide made a big difference and helped understand the history of the place and the intrigues of this former royal court.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is a huge site with some parts restored, others with a look of gentle decline. The entire area has taken quite a battering during the war but offers a fascinating peak into the forbidden city and the lives of the emperors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is Vietnam's answer to the forbidden city. Even with much of it destroyed during the war it is still very impressive. The many many buildings are beautiful and there are lots of different styles and symbols throughout. There is everything from small houses for concubines, to large palaces for the emperor, and the dowager. You need at least half... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Much of the citadel is being reconstructed as part of a long term plan to rebuild the whole citadel. The portions that are done were amazing.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) needs about 2-4 hours trip. It's located at the center of Hue and it's on a large area. The place by it's self is nice and interesting but that's it. If you are interesting with Vietnam/ Hue History it's worth while to visit.

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