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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

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Private Tour: Hue City Sightseeing Including Imperial City, Royal Tombs and...
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hue, Vietnam
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"imperial city"
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"tet offensive"
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"few hours"
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"bullet holes"
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"worth a visit"
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"large area"
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"couple of hours"
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"walk around"
in 94 reviews
"vietnam war"
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"nguyen dynasty"
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"take your time"
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"guide book"
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Reviewed today via mobile

A must visit palace in Hue...u need to Walk alot. But u can use buggy too. The building is so antique n nice

Thank Lee M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

If you wish to learn something about the Citadell, you should hire a guide. We made a mistake of not doing that and we did not learn a lot. There are some information tables available, but in hot and humid environment I really had absolutely...More

Thank Vid B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Worth the trip, the primary website in Hue. I suggest visiting this website before the tombs. However a lot of the buildings have been damaged during the war. The locals currently attempt to restore several of them, though it is going to take time.

Thank Bukhlin M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent almost an entire day at Citadel, the imperial city of Hue. Took amazing pictures around the place. Was very worth the money we’ve paid. Go with time and be prepared to walk a lot. Nice local restaurant outside the place!

Thank Priscila B
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A peek into the world of Vietnamese royalty. It is not as well maintained as other nearby sites, but the bloodiest battle of America's Vietnamese war was fought here, resulting in a great deal of damage that required restoration. Take time to view all the...More

Thank wannahike
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Reviewed 3 days ago

You always wonder if you will be throwing away money going to a tourist site. Not this time, my friends! What a fabulous site. Just hauntingly beautiful. Bring water. Wear a hat. It's gonna be sunny and hot. So many things you will want to...More

Thank Bruce W
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This attraction in Hue was super cool. It just happens to be the main thing to do in Hue so there are people everywhere. We showed up as a group of 4 around 11am and we had a chance to take photos without people in...More

Thank scratchmypack
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The citadel deserves time, so take your time and wander at your leisure. The grounds are huge and you cannot do it justice by tearing around in an hour or two. Half day minimum

Thank Staeven V
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I spent about an hour walking the grounds of the Citadel. We could have spent much longer. The gardens were beautiful and there was lots of history to explore and read about. Beautiful place to visit in Hue.

Thank Randi B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Interesting area, some restored, some not. History is of note and some parts quite attractive. It’s a must if in the area, but unless reading all the exhibits, half a day is sufficient. Note the saving from buying combo ticket if planning also to visit...More

Thank Dunc F
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liawsp
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Shazan A | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure as we didn’t use it.
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Donna A
April 28, 2018|
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Response from Caerwynspal | Reviewed this property |
You can certainly find an English speaking guide , but I wouldn't use any of the Cyclo drivers, ask at the ticket office and get an official guide. In the citadel itself we saw electric golf buggy type carts, not sure how... More
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Kim O
January 15, 2018|
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Response from PandaHouston | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Scarlett Boutique hotel and they booked us on a group day tour which included the Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Khai Dinh Tomb, Minh Mang Tomb, and the Dong Ba Market. And a nice lunch. It was a full day tour with... More
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