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Forbidden Purple City

Address: 23 Tong Duy Tan | Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #12 of 33 Attractions in Hue
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum occupy this area...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner 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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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you go into the Imperial City, then you will get to the Forbidden Purple City. Much restoration going on, but still fascinating.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I have been to China's forbidden city but was turned off by the crowds. The forbidden. Purple city is every bit as stunning as it better known cousin but without the crowds. We were able to really take in the place, and really enjoyed it.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

IMperial city of hue. same guys. please edit the posts. confusing. just read the above is enough to gather some info.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

reminded me a lot of the Forbidden City in China but this one was much nicer because it was not crowded and we could actually take our time and go through and see the beauty and detail of the buildings and treasures.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is located within "the Citadel" many buildings very damaged. Worth a visit, but not to linger over.

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Nonthaburi, Nonthaburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

An interesting historical place telling the story and history of Vietnam it is one place in Hue the traveller shouldn't miss it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This is in the imperial palace and has an exciting name. It looks the same as the rest of the palace so dont get excited or you'll be disappointed.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Not much remained of the city itself, it is part of the larger site - Citadel. The Citadel is a unique place. Reserve at least half a day for a visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This place was bigger than expected and it's walk in the past, in the ancient Chinese architecture. The building were fantastic and there some signs and posters in English that explain the history of the palaces.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place feels like a location came alive from one of the anime movies. Lot of history preserved very well. This has been one of the few historical places we have been to where so much details is available to get an idea about the background of the place and the people lived there. Must visit while in Hue.

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