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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #5 of 32 attractions in Hue
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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moony09
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We were visit the Citadel during few days in Hue . Good place to visit and learning about Vietnamese history and culture

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Big acient Imperial city that is a must see when in Hue, however it was quite boring. Most of the buildings were destroyed by US and Vietcong bombs dureing the war

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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You can spend a lovely afternoon wondering around the purple forbidden city. Much of this has been distroyed through wars over the years but is starting to be rebuilt. Don't miss the impressive video and pictures to give you a flavour of this city in its former glory.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This really takes you back into the time when it would have been in it's prime, and also takes you to the more recent history of it's wrecking during the most war. The sheer size of the whole place is incredible and really makes you appreciate the power of the rulers of the past.

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Cropston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a great shame that so much was destroyed during the American War. Now a programme of restoration is underway. The place is huge. So it will take many years yet to complete the programme. What has been restored is impressive. You need to spend time here not only to cover the ground but also to get a sense of... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The enormous flag at the enterance to the citadel is an iconic photo opportunity. The whole citadel complex is enormous and you need an umbrella to walk around in the tropical downpour. Allow at least 90 minutes to walk if you hope to see the Forbidden city as well. Well preseved good displays

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

As other reviewers have noted this was clearly an impressive place prior to its destruction. The renovated portions give some idea of its former splendor. We spent a pleasant time strolling around the grounds.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We traveled on a motorbike tour to The Citadel and spent a good two hours here. It is well worth watching the video at the of the city as it explains the reconstruction that has taken place or soon will. The areas of The Citadel that have been reconstructed are spectacular! The paintwork and detail of the buildings is great... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Walk around it's a very special place To go. Off course you 're not Alone but the complex is hughe so you really can find very quit spots when you walk a bit outside from the main buildings and you can imagine How life was during the Emperor's periods

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a very impressive place and although in disrepair in some areas you can imagine life here many many years ago. Loved hearing about the history of this once Imperial City.

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