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“A city within a city”

Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Citadel in Hue is an enormous complex of buildings and water features dating back through the Nguyen dynasty. It take a good half day to walk around and see the numerous palaces, buildings, gardens and water features. It is good to take a hand book or guide to explain the history and also take you through the recent and ongoing renovations, which are extensive and incredible quality. A thoroughly recommended interesting day out.

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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We did this as part of a tour that also included a Cyclo ride and lunch at a restaurant in Hue. The Citadel is an excellent site and is in the process of being renovated with Unesco funding. The Citadel was damaged in the war and had not had money spent on it until recent times. The Pagoda's and buildings are find examples and are being beautifully restored. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

The Citadel was a good place to go for an of hours or to kill sometime. It was hard for us to appreciate the Citadel because we had just been to the Forbidden City in China.

It was much smaller in scale and a lot of it is still in ruins from the Vietnam War. While we were there restoration was happening the buildings, but a lot of work still needs to be completed.

It was good to see the history.

There was an entrance fee.

Thank Peachy_Di
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We rented a bycicle to get from our hotel to the Imperial City, a very good way to travel and see the sights around Hue. The Citadel itself is nice, but not a vacation highlight. A lot of it was destroyed during the Vietnam war when the US battled the VC on the grounds of the complex.

A lot of effort is currently put in rebuilding the complex and some sites are still intact. A nice video shows the history and how the entire complex looked like before the destruction.

Thank StijnF
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

it gets busy here and traffic through the one way gates can get a little full on. but it is a beautiful area with a rich history, a must see in Hue

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