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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

10,906 Reviews
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JayRae1 wrote a review 4 Jan.
Glasgow, United Kingdom1,080 contributions314 helpful votes
My wife and I had booked at 17-day trip through Vietnam and Cambodia with G-Adventures and the town of Hue was our third location visited. Although our G-Adventures guide was excellent, local guides were provided at every stop on our tour, including Hue. I’d recommend having a guide if you want to get the best from your Imperial Citadel experience as, otherwise, you would be left wandering around blindly trying to find all the relevant history for yourself. The tour was excellent and very interesting, and the most impressive place to visit near Hue, though I don’t think it merits the five-star reviews that some have given it. Each to his/her own I suppose, and that’s the beauty of travelling, in that we all see things from different perspectives. As I said though, definitely look to go with a guide or, at the very least, rent one of the portable audio guides.
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Date of experience: February 2020
LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Nov. 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,494 helpful votes
You are in Huê! The city chosen by Emperor Gia Long, in 1789, to be the very first Imperial capital of the newly unified Vietnam. On the Northern banks of "Sông Huong" - the "Perfume River" - he started, in 1802, the construction of his walled citadel, with a ringing moat and two meter thick ramparts. Visit the citadel, its gates, palaces, outer and inner courts, pavilions, residences, temples, ponds and gardens. And do not miss its innermost enclosure - the "Forbidden Purple City" - an area once restricted to the Imperial Family and closest attendants only. At its "Duyet Thi Duong", the beautifully restored "Royal Theater", performances of traditional music and dances. Check performances' schedules, as they are very interesting and a unique chance to attend a show by the "Hue Royal Palace Arts Troupe". The "Royal Citadel" was pretty much damaged during the Vietnam War and from its 160 buildings, only a dozen survived. It is a shaddow of what it once was, but still beautiful and deserving a visit by all those traveling in and around Huê, a Unesco appointed, in 1993, "World Heritage Site"! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Karolina S wrote a review Oct. 2020
Sheffield, United Kingdom13 contributions
AMAZING!! If there is only one thing you'll do while visiting Hue let this be it! So much beauty and history. The grounds are massive and the gardens so lush. You could spend all day here and not get bored. I was extremely impressed with how well the preserved the place. The one thing that put me down was the amount of rubbish. It's very disrespectful. But apart from that it was absolutely fantastic, a great day in Hue.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Dara-Khmer wrote a review Sep. 2020
Melbourne, Australia3,774 contributions501 helpful votes
We'd been years earlier but perhaps it was the lack of crowds, but this was a great visit and totally worth the time
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Date of experience: September 2020
hoasonghy wrote a review Jul. 2020
Hoi An, Vietnam23 contributions13 helpful votes
The whole experience was great. Super impressive with the buildings and history. However, the amount of rubbish we saw around the palace was very disappointing. Some places looked liked they haven't been cleaned for months. The management team should take care of this attraction better...
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Date of experience: July 2020
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