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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

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Address: Hue, Vietnam
Phone Number: 908771222
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This former site of the old capitol has a moat and ten ornate gates...

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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Very cool to wander through. Lots to see but there is hardly any information available. We brought our guide book so we would have an idea of what we were looking at. It's 150,000... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Very cool to wander through. Lots to see but there is hardly any information available. We brought our guide book so we would have an idea of what we were looking at. It's 150,000 per person to get in. There are a few stalls scattered throughout selling water and popsicles. Eventually we just got so hot we had to give... More 

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Thank Kate C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Quite a big place but nothing interesting inside. The entrance was quite expensive and not worth to buy. It was super hot as well and the buildings were not maintained properly

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Thank Lucas C
Karlsbad, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There was an exhibition of the writings of the last vietnamese king and his executive orders. Fascinating how sophisticated this system was.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The animation film on the citadel, the museum, the city surrounded by the lotus ponds and Frangipani trees - it's nice; it's huge! If you are traveling with small children in a HOT month like June, you might want to rethink.

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Thank D G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was one of my first times that I visited a place like this. There were not many people there and I felt a bit lonely but it was still nice because you can have a good walk around.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Could definitely do with some more signage and guidance, not everyone wants to have to book a guide. Had no clue where to go and so there was a lot of wandering around aimlessly, with no signage, over a wide area. Bit overpriced for what we could see, but the video reconstruction was interesting.

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Thank daniellehefer
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must visit this historical site if you are in Hue. Should visit with professional guide to enjoy the history of the citedel & the dynasty.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's hot but well worth seeing. The architecture and surroundings are lovely and you don't get harrassed by touts. The entrance fee is reasonable and you will take lots of beautiful pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a private tour with English speaking guide. This place was really special. Whilst alot of the buildings were restorations as the original buildings were ruined during war and weather there still are original buildings around. Interesting to see the buildings of the old dynasty.

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Baar, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you love history ,this is definitely worth to visit .it is spread on over large area and it is a big walk.but the old building are stunning and are rich ancient culture.we very love it .it is really quite fascinating.plan about 2 hours for visit.many original parts,some revonated.

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