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Address: 23 Tong Duy Tan | Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
Description: Charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum occupy this area...
Charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum occupy this area within the Citadel. It is partially rebuilt with plans for future restoration.
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A large complex that was badly damaged in the American War. An ongoing project of renovation and rebuilding, but enough has been completed so that you can get an impression of how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

A large complex that was badly damaged in the American War. An ongoing project of renovation and rebuilding, but enough has been completed so that you can get an impression of how magnificent it would have been.

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Alloa, United Kingdom
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We were quite blown away by the size and beauty of this place. It is huge and mostly out in the open so wear comfortable shoes and a sun hat. We spent hours wandering about taking in all the lovely views and photographing everything we could. We didn't take a guide and to be honest didn't miss one. But if... More 

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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219 reviews 219 reviews
77 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

There was so much to see and do that my legs were aching from all the walking, but I was determined not to miss anything. Despite it being very busy with tourists, we did not feel crowded.

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Houston, Texas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Located within the Imperial City within the Citadel, I have to admit I was a bit confused on knowing when I was in the Forbidden Purple City and when I left it and was just in the Imperial City. The maps I looked at on-line after I came back home were much more helpful than what was available there so... More 

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Leadville, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Mostly restored, it is an interesting bit of architecture and design. Check out the interior decorations.

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Nice place to roam around and explore the historical forbidden purple city while in Hue. A good place for photo shooting. Hope more maintenance to upkeep the place to preserve the beauty of the place.

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Bellingham, Washington
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

it is breath taking beautiful and I can understanding Vietnam history the tickets not much they have a tour lady and translation worth for money. I recommended to friend this city so romantic so sweet and calm. u can walk around the palace all the old trees tall walls the people is very happy poor but happy. The city cost... More 

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Houston, Texas
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The palace is still under restoration, but it is still interesting, particularly if you have a guide that provides a glimpse into the history and monarchs from the area. It does not (at least currently) compare with the forbidden city in China (or so I was told by my travel companion who has been to China), but still worth a... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This part of the citadel was completely destroyed by airbombs, since Viet Cong soldiers were hiding inside during the American war. Very few buildings survived. Restoration is very imressive, since the restored buildings try to revive all the original colors, decorations and shapes. it reminds a lot the forbidden city in Beijin, but has a distinct Vietnamese flavor.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Its the part of citadel, its right at beginning when you enter the citadel. Nothing much to see here. There are a lot of big fishes you can see when crossing the small bridge.

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