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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Hue, Vietnam
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Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

Beautiful ancient town, well conserved over the years. If I can give any tips, it would be not to walk around the citadel around noon. The city's walls cause a microwave-effect, which makes it unbearable at this time of day to walk around the citadel.

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 NEW

A really neat place to walk around for an hour or so. Many cool picture oppurtunities. We took a boat to get there down perfume river.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 NEW

Very easy to walk or bicycle round, no need for taxis or tours unless you want to do it with a guide, 105,000 dong entrance fee tothe Citadel which is well worth it. lots of coffee shops and cafes around the walls, great piece of Vietnamese history

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

THe Citadel is very interesting and similar the Beijing's Forbidden City and worth a visit, it is surrounded by an impressive moat and walls. Some of the areas damaged by American bombing are being restored to their former glory.

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Foulridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

The Imperial City is very imposing and magnificent. The area is enormous and for such a vast site the entry fee is very generous and reasonable. The tour we went on was very enjoyable and interesting. It was great to see the area and learn about the history of the country and the area. Worth a visit and will take... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely and stunning. A must see in Hue. A short film in English is presented in the first building that really helped explain it all. Go and do a must for you!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

Quite interesting site. What made the trip really enjoyable was the great service provided by the tour guide and driver.

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Lancefield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

To see the Citadel can take some time as its an enormous area ,We saw buildings getting renovated and glorious red lacquer walls with gold relief work, its a credit to the people of Vietnam, they have protected these treasures I'm sure at times with great difficulty.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

I thought that the Imperial City was beautiful. It was an interesting mix of areas that were totally renovated and looked like movie scenes and other areas that were atmospheric crumbling architecture over grown with lovely flowers. It was definitely worth visiting (the entrance fee was 105,000 D I think) and I had a wonderful time strolling through the large... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

Be prepared for a lot of work being done as a lot of restoration is taking place, but it's amazing to see some of the old mixed in with the new. You need at least 2-3 hours to go around.

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