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“Snapshot of the imperial past.”

Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
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Ranked #15 of 121 things to do in Hue
Certificate of Excellence
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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 6 April 2018

An extensive venue which holds invaluable treasures of rich cultural history including the wars.

I strongly recommend all visitors read historical facts before visiting this venue and hire a professional guide to make the most of the visit.

2 suggestions for Deptt. responsible for maintaining this venue as these will add good value for tourists:
1) Consider providing courtesy golf cart or similar transport from entrance vehicle parking to citadel entrance.
2) Show a Audio visual documentary film on site for visitors to get a background of this venue.

Thank Vikas M
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

They have little busses and Tuk Tuks if you do not want to walk. the grounds go on and on...and it is Hot and humid. But it was interesting and worth the effort.

Thank Susan S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

You just have to see the old citadel where the last of the Vietnamese emperors ruled from. Make sure to get all around within the walls, as there are many attractions besides the center.

Thank Malte S
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This citadel is beautiful and is well worth the visit. Fascinating to learn about its history and use.

At this time of year, it was warm, but there were some breezy areas that helped keep us cool. Seats and benches throughout, many shaded by the structure overhead. Toilets available.

Thank oak2wn
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This place is definitely worth the visit. Allow yourself at least 2h. The most beautiful site to see is on the right hand side from the main entrance. Left side is mostly under renovation, but still go to see theatre and bonsai tree garden, very lovely!

Thank mr_chuxx
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