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“Picturesque Citadel in Lovely Hue” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #3 of 33 Attractions in Hue
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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.
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“Picturesque Citadel in Lovely Hue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

You can only imagine how grand this citadel must have been in its day, but you can easily spend hours leisurely roaming the beautiful grounds today. We visited during an off season and had very few crowds to contend with. Good mix of ruin and restored to allow visitors the ability to appreciate the skill and time it must have taken during original building. Just beautiful.

Visited April 2012
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“go in the afternoon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

In the afternoon the site is not so crowded (if you go in high season... and the colours are very nice.
In the cite there is not much to see, the best are the tombs on the far left after the first main building (go there first) then come back and finish the tour with the forbidden city where there is not much to see.
Consider that you can go out of the city in the opposite way you entered so you can look at both sides (zigzagging) till the end and then go out instead of doing a "circle" tour of the site.
Great light at dusk.
Consider a 2 hour visit.

Visited December 2012
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“very big, very organized”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

it is quite big; most of the buildings are restored, some are under restoration and some are still ruins.
there are some interesting places to see, but it gets a little repetitive after some time.

Visited January 2013
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“A long walk”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Hue's Citadel is a large walled area on the north side of the river. We did a lot of walking as the grounds are large.They are restoring and the gold and red painted areas are lovely, it would have been beautifull in its day

Visited November 2012
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“A Huge site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The entire comples occupies 6 square kilometres. It has outer walls 21 metres thick and seven sections linked by lovely boulevards shaded be large trees. All this made for a very peaceful setting since there is so much room to spread the tourists out in.

Visited January 2013
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