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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

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Address: Hue, Vietnam
Phone Number: 0905731537
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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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We visited on a hot day and it was not too crowded. A lot of the old imperial city got destroyed during the war, but some important buildings are (being) rebuilt. There was an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Dong Hoi, Vietnam

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Dong Hoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited on a hot day and it was not too crowded. A lot of the old imperial city got destroyed during the war, but some important buildings are (being) rebuilt. There was an impressive photo exposition of the damage the imperial city took during the war. Also, old photo's of the last emperors and mandarins were really great to... More 

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Hertfordshire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, we spent 3 hours there. It was a blisteringly hot day and reading the captions was very difficult with sweat running down your face! There is no air-con and most people want to read the English captions so it can be a bit crowded around some of the exhibits. Some road signs would have been good as we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place is truly spectacular, and worth a stop in your trip through Vietnam. The complex, despite being halved in size as a result of the Vietnam War / American War, still has much of its historical grandeur--officials are hard at work to restore the rest of the facility to its past grandeur. Make sure to get a guide for... More 

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Koh Chang
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

A very interesting place albeit most of it seems to be a modern replica as they renew the old ruins. At least it provides a good example of what it may have looked like in the past.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The citadel took me back in time, the bullet holes from the war, the old temples and buildings from when it was the home of the rulers of Vietnam. Please give yourself at least 3 hours to wander around this place at a good pace and see everything. The best value ticket to purchase it the ticket for the citadel... More 

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Sabadell, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in Hue you must visit the imperial city. It's totally worth a visit, but it's bigger than it seems so be sure not to skip any part of it!

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

With a guide, I had a good tour. Most of the buildings in this place were burnt or demolished, what a pity. I tried to image about Dien Hon Chen. However, I dont like the room where most of the tourists wear the costume like the Nguyen Emperors

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This vast complex is rich in Vietnamese history, both past and present. There is a lot of walking at the Citadel so be prepared with good shoes, snacks and lots of water. The pay off is magnificent architecture and gaining some understanding of what it must have been like as ministers stood at attention in the courtyard awaiting any questions... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Spent a morning here, really nice place to walk around. Watch the video documentary when you enter as it explains the history well. Some cool places to take photos. Worth the 150,000vnd entry fee. Plan to spend about 2 hours here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

In hindsight I shouldn't have gone to the citadel. The grounds are not very well kept, it's mostly just concrete, and therei s no history whatsoever. I suppose with a guide it may be worth it, but on top of the admission fee (150,000 dong), I would prefer to save the money. There were maybe 3 or 4 good shots... More 

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Address: Hue, Vietnam
Phone Number: 0905731537
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue

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