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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

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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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A shame to miss this in Hue

We visited here recently with a tour group , the imperial citadel and forbidden purple city was built for the imperial family, concubines and eunuchs when Hue was the imperial... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is a Unesco World Heritage site that shouldn't be missed. It is steeped in history and the architecture is striking.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Much has been destroyed by wars but when restoration is finally completed it will be a gem. What is there is impressive and definitely worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Much work is going into the restoration of this beautiful citadel. The primary thing here is to get a guide for the type of type you want. Trying to solo some things are great, but expect to get swindled out frustrated, or both. There's tons of significant history here and it is worthy of taking your time. Everything is tourist... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had a lovely afternoon walking around the Imperial City. It was not as grand as it had once been due to the damages caused however it was very easy to see how big and beautiful it had once been. There was also a lot of restorative work going on and it looks like it will be stunning when this... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

No trip to Hue would be complete without a visit this this impressive World Heritage site. Allow yourself half a day to properly explore and enjoy the site.

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Cheltenham, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We visited here recently with a tour group , the imperial citadel and forbidden purple city was built for the imperial family, concubines and eunuchs when Hue was the imperial capital of Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. It is still regarded and the seat of Vietnams culture and religion. The forbidden purple city is still being restored after the destruction... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

This is the top sight in Hue. It's impressive to see the scale of the Citadel, and what it contained inside. Sadly many buildings have been destroyed through time and, not to forget, all years of war in Vietnam. Still it's well worth a visit.

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Cala Mandia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We found the Citadel as a good way to gain knowledge of the dynasties that ruled Vietnam previously and how Vietnam, both politically and geographically, was structured during the dynasties' rule. Whilst gaining this information, you are walking through the Citadel that was once the capital location of Vietnam, which gives the experience another level if depth. All signs and... More 

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Forster, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Excellent experience. the architecture is amazing and the grounds beautiful. As we are in our 60's it was a challenge in the sapping heat to walk around the grounds and up and down the stairs. We ended up using a electric car. We would have liked to have staying longer to enjoy the ambience and soak up the atmosphere however... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

However the ticket is a little expensive and it's been remodelated , so there's places you can't see, however it deserves a visit!

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