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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.
Hue, Vietnam
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Reviewed today via mobile

This beautiful citadel, was the seat or royalty within Vietnam for a hundred years, the palace was built in a style of luxury and opulence that only a King could imagine. The grand nature of the buildings can be seen both in what is left...More

Thank GADGET1967
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's noisy - pushy and dirty! Although if you want to be asked to rent a bike 50 times a day this is the place for you! And in fairness - cheap loud late bars abound - so maybe it's just me!

Thank andrewyoung2009
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Even though it was extremely hot the day of our visit, we still enjoyed the stories of the days of the kings and their concubines. It is nice to see them restoring the entire facility back to its original state. Worth the visit to start...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very nice walk around the citadel and a few temples. Monks and Vietnamese students ask tourists questions so they can try and learn English better.

Thank ashka1
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is amazing! is a must if you are in Hue. you can either book a day trip in Hue where you pay extra the entrance fee to this place and couple of tombs but you get much for that money. If you are...More

Thank MariBog
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is quite a magnificent place to visit. There were several vietnamese models in traditional dress just outside the Citadel and they allowed us to take their picture. Inside the citadel we had a walk of about 2 km. It's very beautiful and interesting, just...More

Thank Judith K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a lovely day exploring The Citadel. Bigger than I expected! Could easily spend a few hours here wandering around. Would deffo recommend!

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Spent a few hours exploring around the imperial city later in the afternoon to avoid crowds and heat! It was relatively quiet and we enjoyed seeing and reading about each section. The views from near the garden overlooking the huge Vietnam flag are stunning too!...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came to Hue for a day trip from Da Nang and even arriving at 11:00, we could tell we wouldn't see everything. For 150,000 Dong each, we would say it's quite fair in price, but especially for those who love roaming around ancient buildings. We...More

Thank Samuel L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

You wouldn't understand what the signs are actually saying, so you'll have to look up the history to actually understand what the signs say.

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Liat L
August 27, 2018|
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Response from scode72 | Reviewed this property |
150,000 VND per person. It is expensive by Vietnamese standards. 5x what other sites have cost us.
August 2, 2018|
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Response from MarkS6492 | Reviewed this property |
Depends where you start from as to whether you can cycle there. You park the bikes outside as they're not allowed inside.
July 26, 2018|
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Response from Liz A | Reviewed this property |
No you can’t. They close around 5pm