Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
4.5
Historic Sites
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08:00 - 17:30
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Tuesday
08:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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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.
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Brilliant_Way
Da Nang, Vietnam285 contributions
The tour by car rental in Hue is the best. My group and Mr. Hai's car team visited the old citadel, visited nature and especially, eating here was quite cheap. Hue Citadel is a place that leaves many impressions with us. See you again in Hue, meet driver Hai again.
Written 3 August 2022
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Gene P
San Fernando, Philippines603 contributions
Family
The main gate and outside wall reminds you of the forbidden city in Beijing only smaller. However the place is huge and composed of several buildings. The main palace is under renovation but the surrounding structures are properly restored. The temple for the former Emperors was great and the history is completely exhibited. A must place to see in this former capital.
Written 31 July 2022
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Nancie
Market Harborough, UK18 contributions
Couples
Some really well restored buildings and some not so much. Nice for an afternoon but wouldn’t bother with the combo ticket as it was overpriced and all very similar architecture and culture.
Written 25 July 2022
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Troy Hill
Scarborough, UK17 contributions
Couples
Decent but overpriced and difficult without a map. They couldn’t be bothered to staff the audio tour kiosk so we couldn’t get the audio tour which comes with a map. It was super hot and we got lost many times, it is a huge site. There’s lots to see, it looks pretty good but no idea what it was all about without any context and not much to read.
Written 24 July 2022
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Ratheeshtravi
Singapore, Singapore206 contributions
Family
A lot to see here, recommended for a day trip just to this palace. It was raining while we were there. Ticket cost 200K just for the place , there are options to buy combo tickets for including other attractions as well. Maps provide at the ticket counter was really helpful.
Written 13 July 2022
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Sim Yen
Singapore, Singapore263 contributions
Family
Big place to walk around, take the shuttle to get around if you have senior travelers. Best appreciated with a decent guide. Take note there’s a dress code for entering the prayer hall, basically keep your shoulders and knees covered.

This is the largest attraction in Hue, so pretty much do it otherwise there’s not much point visiting Hue.
Written 17 June 2022
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Joline A
Lafayette, IN268 contributions
Couples
This is a great stop to learn more about the history of Hue. There are many things to see. Everything from beautiful buildings, to prayer areas. I’d suggest taking an umbrella or hat, as there are some shaded areas but walking around can get hot.
Written 3 June 2022
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Debra C
7 contributions
Solo
Hue is the ugliest city I’ve been to, it is dirty and the people here are so rude and pushy and annoying they will force you to sell their goods. Probably the worst city in Vietnam people here are disrespectful. The Citadel is not much to see, spend your money somewhere else in Vietnam.
Written 22 May 2022
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Carmen T
Vancouver, Canada270 contributions
Couples
Its a good adventure to spend a more hours. We opted for one entrance which took us around 2 hours. It was 200K and you buy your ticket at the gate. When you enter there are maps where you can see which each building is. Good activity to do, you can see some areas are under construction as well.
Written 18 May 2022
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Dirk W
Alexandra Headland, Australia5,110 contributions
Why would you come to Hue and NOT visit the Citadel ?! It is the main attraction. It is a big site and one should allow at least half a day to explore it. Not much remains of the royal palace (the French burned most of it), but there are plenty of other beautiful buildings left. I particularly liked the magnificently decorated gates all over the site. Very picturesque and photo genetic.
Written 17 May 2022
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