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Hue Royal Palace

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Hue Royal Palace

983 Reviews
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Hue City Small Group Tour (Max 12 Pax)

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Rather than exploring as part of a huge group, receive personalized attention on a small-group tour of Hue, the historical capital of Vietnam. Ideal for first-time visitors and time-pressed travelers, this tour transports you between dispersed landmarks, including the Thien Mu Pagoda and the far-flung Tomb of Khai Dinh, and ensures you benefit from the insider knowledge of your guide.
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LuizDutraNeto wrote a review Nov. 2020
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,498 contributions1,503 helpful votes
You are at the iconic "Forbidden Purple City" complex, the innermost enclosure of "Hue Imperial Citadel"! Here, access was permitted only to the Emperor, his family, concubines, personal attendants and servants. They lived and worked within palaces, residences, offices, temples, theaters, precious gardens and ponds. Take your time and stroll along such beautiful and huge landscape. Visit "Cua Ngo Mon" (aka the "Noon Gate" - the Emperor's exclusive entry gate), "Thái Hòa Palace" (with the stunning golden throne and the red lacquered columns), "Thái Mieu" (a temple used for worshipping by the Royal Family) and the manicured "Royal Gardens", among many other important structures. As you might know, since 1993, Hue and its monuments were appointed, by Unesco, as a "World Heritage Site"! A good reason to visit its restored "Forbidden Purple City" and the "Royal Palace's" complex! Enjoy!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mark S wrote a review May 2020
Knoxville, Tennessee106 contributions79 helpful votes
The palace of the puppet kings the French supported during their "protectorate" in the 19th and 20th centuries.... The "neo" architecture is interesting--much rebuilt after 1968, one assumes--but it is the vast collection of photographs and artifacts, some from Vietnam, some from France, that is of most interest. Don't miss the dress-up/photo opp hall where, for a small price, you can be an emperor for a few moments.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Laura L wrote a review Mar. 2020
Chicago, Illinois241 contributions42 helpful votes
Even the Vietnamese define themself as Communist, they have maintained an elegance from the days of the Viet royalty. Gracious and kind. When you visit the capital, you can see where this stemmed from. There are also photos of the French occupation as well as the destruction from both the French and AMerican wars.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Jerome B wrote a review Mar. 2020
Columbia, Maryland949 contributions266 helpful votes
Like everything else in Hue, the original was largely destroyed but is being restored. Incredible that a communist state is doing this for the old Imperial capital. Well worth a visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Simon M wrote a review Feb. 2020
Kerikeri, New Zealand3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a must visit place when in Hue. It is extensive. There are also excellent devices in many languages that are available at a reasonable cost for historical translations of important details.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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