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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)

Hue, Vietnam
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The buildings that are still standing are very impressive and it is a massive site. A good few hours could be spent here. They have toilets and refreshment stalls dotted about the whole site. You need a guide as there are not a lot of...More

Thank Jennifer-Kent
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

At the moment they are opening the imperial city of an evening and they advertise that if you come back the same evening it is half price for the evening session. However no information on how it works. It turns out you have to get...More

Thank vincentjoseph
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a really impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site near the Perfume River in Hue and dates from the time of the monarchy. It is a massive site and it can be tiring, so take it slowly and take plenty of water and a hat....More

Thank phil59
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a sprawling complex where emperors of old resided. Despite much damage being inflicted during the French skirmishes in 1947 and during the Vietnam war, this site is still worth visiting.

Thank Katzmother
Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I visited the place in a terribly hot day in April. The place is very interesting, even if most of the buildings are being rebuilt/restored Years of wars and a difficult climate took a hard tool on the place. There is a...More

Thank marco c
Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking tour but many things to see in the big compound. Can also rent buggies to go around inside the compound about 10-15 minutes but buggies did not stop even for the photo shoot. Shady and nice place to visit.

Thank may79505
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My bf and I were really excited to visit the citadel but we're sadly completely unimpressed it. At first the guard wasn't going to let me in because I wasn't covered up properly but after I saw he let another girl in, dressed the same...More

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Increfible to see this place and know the history behind it. Such a shame so much was destroyed in the war. The Chinese influence is striking. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank heartsminds
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very Interesting, Really Big and a lot of interesting history, great if you feel like a wander or want to discover more details about huē specifically

Thank Neave R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Incredible site. Spend 2 - 3 hours. Get a guide at the entry. The Citadel is so well preserved, it's incredibly interesting to see how Vietnamese royalty lived. Definitely worth your time. Highly recommended.

Thank waterman2012
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Do we need to cover up our legs to get into most of the attractions, such as the Pagoda?
5 January 2017|
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Response from wildeastern | Reviewed this property |
Shorts up to knee is acceptable...after all you are visiting religious places ... So common sense and of course comfort with offence!
How much time should we plan to be on the site to visit The Citadel ?
2 January 2017|
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Response from Bronwyn E | Reviewed this property |
It really depends on your interest in history. We had also already seen the Forbidden City in Beijing and its similar to that but on a smaller scale. But a lot of its ruins. So I would say 2-3 hours would be ample time.
Don P
Is the place near ho chi minh city? How can get there from ho chi minh or saigon? Thank you!i
16 December 2016|
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Response from wildeastern | Reviewed this property |
No .....do a bit of geography yourself and you'll find out that you need to fly from HCM to Hue! Or do a round robin trip!