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Charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum occupy this area within the Citadel. It is partially rebuilt with plans for future restoration.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Thuan Thanh, Hue, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Many old structure and design. Definitely worth a visit whenever go Hue. Old door old wall i feel a bit empty for a historic place but that is what remained from the war. If you go in noon with less people, you can enjoy the...More

Thank HanhB28
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited Hue included in a tour of Cambodia and Vietnam. I was looking forward to seeing the Citadel along with Imperial City but discovered it rather disappointing - excessive bomb injury from the Vietnam war and not enough restoration. It did not merit an entire...More

Thank Tamera R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Somehow, an ordinary Palace. Inferior to others in the same Country. Not worth going. It's better to choose Tombs and Pagodas

Thank Soracte
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Incredible architecture and detail. Nice walk round the gardens. Photos of the empires were amazing too. Worth the money (150,000 dong)

Thank Imogen P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is amazing, we spent several hours wandering around the grounds and exploring. I love photography, and this place is a photographers dream.

Thank mbetowler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The external walls, moat and citadel are amazing but once you are inside you can see on the miniature plan just what an area this royal city covered. The lay out and the different rooms we visited were only a small part of this palace....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's the high point of Hue and you can't miss it. We didn't visit the tombs, just the Royal Palace, so we paid the 200k ticket. The Palace is a large area with many buildings and rest areas. We were there in the Summer, so...More

Thank atuaprima
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By chance, I have been to Hue 's forbidden town inside two weeks' time. By itself the site was highly shelled throughout the Vietnam war, therefore a big portion of the middle component is under construction. The best part is still magnificent, but there is...More

Thank Dexter D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Imposing structures, massive citadel. The highlight wasn't only the gorgeous grounds although goldfish pond. Hundreds of goldfish climbing on one another to be given. Quite a spectacle. The restoration of the ruins is great to see. This's a fantastic spot for individuals that are passionate...More

Thank NashG40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a day trip to Hue from Hoi An. Its a four hour drive (one way) and that drive was the only good thing about the day. We stopped at Hai Van Pass and Lang Co beach and both were pretty great. Hue...More

Thank Kanika K
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Response from dixiepeach | Reviewed this property |
It’s all one complex. IMO, two hours is a plenty for this site.