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Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“imperial city” (703 reviews)
“tet offensive” (80 reviews)
“few hours” (166 reviews)
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Hue, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Hué impérial city is a smaller version of the Forbidden City in Bejing. It’s impressive, but in need of more rehabilitation. However, this is an amazing place with a great deal of information displayed on what went on there for 150 years. Really worth...More

Thank galacsea
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow this gorgeous citadel is huge, at 5.2km ensure you have good shoes, water and plenty of time to explore it. It’s 150,000, £5 entrance per adult. Lots of renovation and reconstruction has happened since war and natural disasters took their toll. For an extra...More

Thank greenpanther30
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A good place to learn about the history and culture of Hue. Just walk around and take a lot of pictures.

Thank BenGoorts
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Citadel of Hue definitely belongs to the thngs you should see when in Hue! It has 10 x 10 km circumference perpendicular to the Perfume River, has the flag tower in its front and the impressive noon gate and houses the imperial city and...More

Thank martinthallmair
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the most amazing places I have ever been! Everybody should come here! It’s pure magic. Every detail makes the difference

Thank Nikitaafonso
Reviewed 2 days ago

Really interesting place. A great way to imagine the emperor's dynasty, especially seeing the old b&w photos of the musicians and elephants.

Thank Caitlin S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This site is known as the Citadel or the Imperial City or the Hue Fortress. It is a large site surrounded by a wall about 2km by 2km. It dates back to about 1800. When you walk into the complex, you see a large grassed...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 3 days ago

its a wonderful place to visit in Hue. Very large, you can spend at least 2 hrs to walk around. I really recommend to visit

Thank tuebel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing experience! The best part was the option to dress up as an imperial royalty and pose for pictures on the replica of the throne and royal carriage. If you want an unique souvenir of your trip to Vietnam, this is it! Well worth the...More

Thank Jess C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Citadel is an impressive complex but to be honest it seemed to us to be surprisingly badly looked after. Just rather tired.

Thank Clive L
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31 August 2017|
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Response from Angelo F | Reviewed this property |
Work with your agency and confirm to change your date.
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Ineseco
6 August 2017|
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Response from Jae L | Reviewed this property |
It is open all year around. The hours are 8.00 am ~ 5.30 pm everyday except Thursday. On Thursday, its opening hours are from 8.00 am to 10 pm. Best wishes.
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Lao G
5 July 2017|
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Response from James R | Reviewed this property |
Whilst I agree this is similar to much of Vietnam form what we have seen. Unfortunately this probably says more about the Government and its priorities than anything else.
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