Hue Royal Palace

Hue Royal Palace: Hours, Address, Hue Royal Palace Reviews: 4/5

Hue Royal Palace
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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
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Feenixwest
Fort Collins, CO1,475 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
130 years of Nguyen dynasty history. What’s left after a couple wars and fire is enough to get a sample of the immensity and grandeur of the place. Signage is severely lacking and even WCs not shown on a couple of board maps. We tried to find a place for lunch and would have settled for coffee and a roll but it appears there is only one place. Just that alone is reason this will not be a world class place and the sad thing, it would not be a big expense to change. The free museum is a half block away from the exit and worth visiting to u derstand changes in education and see the lovely dishware and embroidered outfits of the royals. The museum closes at 5 pm and they’ll slam the door behind you without even a Goodbye. In spite of all these rough spots, it’s a famous historical place
Written January 30, 2020
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,983 contributions
Feb 2020
Our guide took us for a leisurely two hour walkabout through the grounds and buildings of this excellent attraction in Hue. The Hue Royal Palace is a must see if you love history and if you’re not as keen - it’s still quite beautiful. It was very helpful to have a guide explain the intricacies of the citadel and its surrounding area. Touring on your own wouldn't be so great. There are some of the loveliest gardens, especially the rock gardens and bonsai plants, that I've ever seen. It was especially pretty with everything cleaned and the colors brought to life by the light rain coming down during our visit.
Written February 18, 2020
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JSTrip_77
Hanoi, Vietnam1,068 contributions
Feb 2021
This inner sanctum of the Imperial Citadel is the Hue Royal Palace - the Forbidden Purple City. It's true that it was largely destroyed by fire and war but the government has taken great pains to work to restore and rebuild it to its former glory. This has bee a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993 and is well worth the visit. There are lots of pictures to help you understand what it looked like when the actual royals were lingering about the site. It's a really beautiful architectural treasure worth visiting.
Written February 28, 2021
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Lauren
United Kingdom727 contributions
Mar 2019
If you are a history buff like me you have to visit Hue Imperial Citadel and the Royal Palace. I chose the particular tour of Cambodia and Vietnam that I travelled on, as it stopped in Hue and gave me the chance to visit this site and the tombs in the surrounding area, and was not disappointed. However, even if you are not interessted in history, this site has a lot to offer, through it's architecture and beautiful gardens. The Royal Palace itself is very interesting and very pretty, with photo opportunities everywhere. This is definately a 'must see' when in Hue.
Written January 18, 2020
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Customer909
Lanark, UK192 contributions
Nov 2019
Best way to see the tombs in Hue is by hiring your own Taxi. This way you can take as long as you want in each place and are not rushed by the tour guides. You can easily spend half a day here in a good day.

Be there early to avoid the crowds and tour operators.
Written January 11, 2020
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Travelaround59
London, UK1,634 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Yes the Royal Palace is very beautiful and full of 130 years history...definitely what you want to see in Hue.
Pity that the 3rd citadel has been destroyed but slowly the restoration is bringing to life the Forbidden City.
The grounds are very beautiful
Written February 16, 2020
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Ron A
Geelong, Australia217 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
We spent 6 hours walking around the Citidal. Extremely interesting and gave us a good perspective on the history of the area. A must do if you are in Hue
Written March 4, 2018
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SrikanthSivaraj
Chennai (Madras), India2,686 contributions
Jan 2018 • Couples
One gets to see the difference between the sites at Hao Lu, Hanoi and Hue and how the Royalty of Vietnam lived. Impressive and rich - specially the theatre.
Written February 28, 2018
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christopherpee
Berkeley, CA101 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
Like many places in Asia (and the world) it can be overrun by tour groups. I arrived at 8 a.m. an hour after opening and had the place to myself for an hour or so. It's a very large complex so it's still possible to get a little off the beaten path even when the tour groups arrive. I found some very interesting places in the complex where I don't think many people venture. Seek these spots out and you will be very happy.
Written February 3, 2018
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Johnston47
Rosebud, Australia89 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
This was one of our best days in Hue,Our tour guide was so knowledgeable,it was very interesting and well worth the visit.It's quite a long tour so be prepared to do a lot of walking.
Written February 22, 2018
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