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“Hot” 4 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

We went early morning but was extremely hot and a long way to walk to even get in people at entrance not friendly. A bit disappointed that lots of the areas were being renovated and couldn't see. No map given only tiny one on the back of entrance ticket. Shops with drinks and ice blocks highly inflated prices. Will be good when renovations complete. Enjoyed the DVD presentation which was informative

Visited July 2013
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“A great palace used as late as 1920's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

a great piece of history to see and rather recent. Worth a trip to Hue if you are staying in Hoi An or in Da Neng.. A private group for unto 3 people would work out to about USD150/- for a private car hire - this is a good option as the drive is long and you'll get a seasoned guide to tell you all the history and fall of events. its a whole day tour visiting other places too and lunch will be included.... the palace/ citadel architecture is vast and amazing; the concepts and designs used are certainly unique to the region with great influence from the rulers in china. If you can make it, its highly recommended

Visited June 2013
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“stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Well, this is what you are in Hue for, in the end. It will not disappoint - a whole day thing, with its better and less restored parts (I loved the latter - less people, at times no other people at all! beautiful colours, interesting architecture, and all of it not glossy overly renovated, but picturesque and interesting to look at).

Visited May 2013
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“Less than impressive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

One hears so much about the citadel, but the reality was that it was less than impressive for us. I mean, there were lovely grounds to stroll on and it was a huge site, but many buildings were under renovation so you can't see much. Of course, its value lies in its historical worth but you'll need a very good guide to explain it all in detail.

Visited May 2013
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“LOT TO BE DONE”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

This site has interest, and we were most fortunate to have an excellent guide who gave very good and interesting historical details, but there is much restorative work to be done if it is to be returned to its former glory. At this stage, I would say that visitors should not expect too much unless their guide is really very good.

Visited May 2013
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