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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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Has been mostly destroyed but you can still see former glory

Sadly most of this palace was destroyed during the fighting. You can still see how impressive it once was though & get a feel for the place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Sadly most of this palace was destroyed during the fighting. You can still see how impressive it once was though & get a feel for the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

beautiful, amazing place a bit under construction beware of the heat - remember water study your city map - it is big

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

the main must see attraction in Hue, your entrance ticket also gives you entrance to the small museum near by.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We didn't realise we entered the area until we checked the map, wasn't really any different from the rest of the city ruins.... All in all the city was just ok!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Maybe we missed part of this purple/ forbidden city during our visit to citadel. But it's not that exciting.... All we saw was a colourful and well retired opera / performance hall. It's not a separate city, but just part of the citadel. ...........

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A really tranquil and full of historical artifacts, when you the pagoda you must the short video with its digital imaging on what it looked like originally once done the walk around the 10 square miles of grounds and buildings reveal the past life stories of all the Emperors and their families.With funding now available and some Japanese technology hopefully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I loved my visit here -- you can't miss it! It was very hot and humid and so I had to drink a lot of water, but the place is lovely and wonderful for photographs!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to explore, but there's nowhere to stop into with air conditioning once you've paid the entrance fee, meaning its best in the morning or later afternoon when it's not sweltering. Also if you want a guide, which is probably wise to get the full history, go in the morning because they go home before lunch.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Inside the Imperial city -- there are some interesting things to see and TONS of history to read about while you're there. Some of the buildings are still well maintained, but other areas are entirely destroyed from the war such that all that can be said is "there used to be a building here". Definitely worth a visit as part... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We was there in the beginning of the June, the weather was quite hot and humid. It is not to say how beautiful the citadel is, but the historical value of it is truly existing in contemporary time. The complex of forbidden city was almostly destroyed through the colonial french war and American war. Thus it is nothing to visit... More 

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Address: 23 Tong Duy Tan | Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue

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