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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 January 18, 2013

In the afternoon the site is not so crowded (if you go in high season... and the colours are very nice.
In the cite there is not much to see, the best are the tombs on the far left after the first main building (go there first) then come back and finish the tour with the forbidden city where there is not much to see.
Consider that you can go out of the city in the opposite way you entered so you can look at both sides (zigzagging) till the end and then go out instead of doing a "circle" tour of the site.
Great light at dusk.
Consider a 2 hour visit.

Thank Pajoinviaggio
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Reviewed January 17, 2013

it is quite big; most of the buildings are restored, some are under restoration and some are still ruins.
there are some interesting places to see, but it gets a little repetitive after some time.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Hue's Citadel is a large walled area on the north side of the river. We did a lot of walking as the grounds are large.They are restoring and the gold and red painted areas are lovely, it would have been beautifull in its day

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

The entire comples occupies 6 square kilometres. It has outer walls 21 metres thick and seven sections linked by lovely boulevards shaded be large trees. All this made for a very peaceful setting since there is so much room to spread the tourists out in.

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Reviewed January 17, 2013

Learn from our mistake. We didn't do enough research and so in our very short time at the Citadel, we hired a cyclo driver to take us around thinking it would be quicker. We were taken through lots of dirty streets we had seen the likes of before and were left with only 15 minutes in the Imperial City which is the only part you really need to see.
We were kicking ourselves!

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