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“Vietnam's answer to China's Forbidden City” 5 of 5 stars
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Forbidden Purple City
23 Tong Duy Tan | Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #8 of 31 attractions in Hue
Type: Historic Sites
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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.
Hamilton Victoria
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“Vietnam's answer to China's Forbidden City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Imposing structures, massive citadel. The highlight was not only the beautiful grounds but the goldfish pond. Hundreds of goldfish climbing on each other to be fed. Quite a spectacle. The restoration of the ruins is good to see.

Visited October 2012
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“Must See!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Be prepared to be amazed! Also be prepared to climb many, many steps! Be sure to take a ride on the back of the elephant!!

Visited January 2013
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“Amazing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

We loved the Forbidden City, so much history! Would be worthwhile having a your guide to explain things, although there is a DVD playing inside that you can sit and watch. Walk around on your own and if you find it interesting then also visit some tombs. We visited Khai Dinh and Tu Doc which were both great. We didn't have a guide but would recommend getting one.

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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

A friend and I spent 2 and a half hours here. The ability to wander and explore this ancient landmark at our own pace and without restriction was an amazing blessing.

Visited December 2012
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“Inside the Citadel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The part inside the Citadel where the emperors lived. Heavily bombed out during the wars but well worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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