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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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It's an interesting place with a lot to see but not much info in English is given. You can hire a tour guide but it's not cheap, but might be worth it. Make sure to bring a lot of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

first we saw only from outside in the night which was deeply impressive, trip on the next day was also nice, only the burning of the waste during the opening hours inside the citadel was really discturbing

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It's an interesting place with a lot to see but not much info in English is given. You can hire a tour guide but it's not cheap, but might be worth it. Make sure to bring a lot of water because everything within the imperial city is very expensive. Entrance fee is 150.000 dong, which I thought is too much,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

HUGE! Fantastic glimpse into the wealth and grandeur of the imperial age. Work is continuing to restore and the grounds are very impressive. Prepare to walk as the footprint just goes on and on (the most memorable aspect of the site in my opinion). Some of the lawns need a tidy up to give full effect but minor issue overall.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area in nclueing the purple city, some great photographic opportunity s, down side is that being such an important historical area in Vietnamese cultural history you would think they would keep the lawns and gardens a bit better maintained.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We went to the citadel by bicycle organised by selective Asia. This a fantastic way to get around the city. You park your bicycle outside the citadel which is looked after by an attendant. You could even leave your helmet on your bike without fear of it being stolen. We had an English speaking guide that did make a difference.... More 

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Hoi An, Quang Nam-Da Nang, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I went to this place for this popular festival season is a great place quiet and there are many temples, cool fresh air and everyone is very hospitable, recommend coming here

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We spent a morning walking through the Imperial City. The place is enormous and it takes a long time to walk through the different areas. If you are into photography I would strongly suggest bringing a nice camera along and shoot away until your heart in comtempt.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Its relatively impressive and constantly being renovated so things should continue to improve. There are some interesting sights but on the whole is a bit underwhelming. Definitely worth a visit bit a half day is plenty to take it all in. Hue is a great city too, very relaxed.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We had a guided tour and found the history of the city and the citadel to be really interesting. We were interested to notice all the renovation work which is ongoing.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We visited the citadel during our time in Hue and it was a great 1-hour walk. The citadel is beautiful even though a lot of the buildings are still just ruins. The only downside is that 150,000VND is definitely too much for this place.

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