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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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A Relaxing Walk Around Historic Hue

I spent 2 hours wandering around The Citadel and I think another 2 hours could of easily been spent there taking in the rich history of the area and people. Because of it's open... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Wollongong, Australia
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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I spent 2 hours wandering around The Citadel and I think another 2 hours could of easily been spent there taking in the rich history of the area and people. Because of it's open spaces the heat does come into play when walking around, however, there are some shady areas to catch some relief.

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Holsbeek, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

When in Hué, you must certainly visit the citadel. Very big, so it takes some time to get around. Can be very hot.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What more can I say. This was so interesting. True piece of history. Needed to spend longer. Although again take an umbrella. Don't recommend flip flops - quite a bit of walking. Not temple therefore women - don't need to cover shoulders. Although removal of sunhats required

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a decent look round, there is parcels to see, however a significant number of the structures are either ruins or experiencing redesigns. I can just envision this spot is going to get more excellent however it's unquestionably justified regardless of a visit.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a look around, scale is impressive and the literature on the history is both interesting and comprehensive. Lots of places to have a drink in the shade if needs be.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Never did I expect to learn about the Nguyen Dynasty that once ruled Vietnam. The visit to the Imperial City was an eye opener. It would be good to visit this place with a good guide to have a better understanding. Our guide unfortunately was not so engaging may be due to the hot day. We entered the Imperial City... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place can be very crowded and hot, but if you go early morning, then the whole palace is belong to you.

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Thank Fidelis C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone who visits hue should visit the citadel. It is such a beautiful place! You can also buy a combi ticket and visit the graves as well.

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hanoi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Citadel are very large, i spent 4 hours to visit all main places there. Nice characteristic of architecture and impressive history of Kings in Hue. Highly recommend to go

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Drunen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The citadel is the main attraction of Hue. The walls are build from 1800 and gave space for more then 150 buildings. Now a days is this an city in rebuild. There are some beautifull buildings left and they try to give an inside in the lifestyle in time of Nyguen dynastie. I guesse it is the most interesting to... More 

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