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“keep away from the bike taxis inside the citadel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
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Hue Citadel Bike Tour
Ranked #4 of 98 things to do in Hue
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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.
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“keep away from the bike taxis inside the citadel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Whilst a lot of palaces were destroyed in the citadel in the Vietnam war its still very pleasurable and a lot to see the area is far to big to walk around, but possible if you start out early .Dont use those pedal bike taxis, its starts at 100,000 dong and ends up at a million .im not stupid with money , but i did get caught out by them, getting caught on the sympathy trip.tip.You can get some electric courtesy buses at the main entrance so ask about them i think but i saw them later on and there arnt too many about from what i saw .However enough belly acheing this site is well worth the trip one of the highlights of my trip to vietnam not so touristy, as Hoyan and after the city very quiet and peaceful.

Visited November 2013
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“Underwhelming”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

Not a whole lot to see at this attraction. Much is either still under or awaiting construction.
Some people compare it to the Forbidden City in Beijing. There is no comparison. We were pretty underwhelmed.

Visited December 2013
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“Need to spend some time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

The place is quite nice and was undergoing some level of restoration when we visited. There is a lot to see and also a lot of gimmicks inside, including dressing up in imperial clothes for a photography session... The Citadel is quite vast and spread out, it is by far not the most awe inspiring historical place I have seen but it was certainly worth going to see such an important part of Hue's history.

Visited December 2013
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“Interesting! Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014 via mobile

Had a good look around. Very enjoyable. A lot of buildings destroyed during the war. Lots of walking to be done inside the walls.

Hired 2 bikes from hotel for €2 & cycled around the walls & Around the city of Hue. Great way of getting around. Cycling quiet safe even if you are a nervous cyclist like myself!

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“A must-see if you're in Hue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

I really enjoyed seeing the Citadel while in Hue. Unfortunately I was only able to spend an hour running around to see as much as I could as I did not have enough water, the sun was beating down on me, and my partner was waiting for me. Thus I would recommend bringing an ample amount of water depending on the season you visit and allowing for a couple hours or more to be spent walking and looking around. There is a lot to see and learn and incredible photos to be taken. I walked all the way to the end opposite the main entrance and found an area where all the banzai-type trees and numerous other plants were being grown and tended to. It's just beautiful. And I love history so this place was fabulous for that as well.

Visited July 2013
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