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Forbidden Purple City

23 Tong Duy Tan | Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #7 of 30 attractions in Hue
Type: Historic Sites
Description: 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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Overall very impressive tour you are able to get a guide however I managed without one with enough information read previously and a good map of the city. It impressed me in the fact that you could actually imagine how magnificent this place was and its culture. A must to see. I did the tour around midday in March and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Why are there no tourists here? For such a large space, there is so much to discover and there's hardly anyone aound. I highly recommend spending time here, I was there for 4 hours and savoured the quiet surroundings, no cyclos anywhere. The Forbidden City is a small version of the Beijing one and includes a number of attractions which... More

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Market Drayton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are into this stuff it's probably ok. However Hue was a random stop for us so we just went because there isn't much else to do. It's nice to walk around, and feed the fish but other than that the area is pretty boring, even when we did some revision on it we still wern't impressed.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Spent the moRning here wondERing aRound foR few fours. VeRy nice and inteResting. Much destroyed so don't expect much

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Paris, France
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

in the celebration hall, they installed a huge flat screen with a movie which explains the city. This is great and lasts for 10 min. Then you can walk around and imagine :)

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

This was a bit similar to the one in China. Although the architecture was different. It was a shame that it had fallen into disrepair with a fire. But it was being restored slowly. Very nice and tranquil for sitting and enjoying the quiet and beauty of the building.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Interesting buildings remain, fascinating history - plenty of sightseeing and photographic opportunities. Visiting gents will be pleased to learn that they are not now executed upon entry!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Not that much to see - mostly ruins and exhibitions about the going restoration work. I was disappointed.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

It has been badly destroyed during the Vietnam war and the french did also take quite a lot of items along when they left un 1954. But what makes it intersting isvthe atory behind it alk; the life of the court. These were not so friendly people at all.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

Well worth a morning. We wondered around without a guide, just enjoying the amazing fights and the ambience. Prior to this we went in cylos around the walls of the Imperial City. Got to place we might not have em reached on our own. Good cultural morning!

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