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Hue Royal Palace

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Address: Thuan Thanh, Hue, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum occupy this area within...

Charred remains of the royal family’s inner sanctum occupy this area within the Citadel. It is partially rebuilt with plans for future restoration.

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Imperial City

As you visit the Imperial City, the royal palace is one of the main buildings. Try to check the historic events that took place there and with the 3 doors,... very interesting!!

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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82 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

As you visit the Imperial City, the royal palace is one of the main buildings. Try to check the historic events that took place there and with the 3 doors,... very interesting!!

Thank _nuria_carpinteiro
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really worth the visit. It is worth going in the early morning as crowds build up. Always take rainwear in Hue!

Thank Judi L
Andover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Palace was home to the emperors and is entered via the Noon gate. It is part of the Forbidden City and the Citadel. The various shrines are interesting and still today offerings are made by locals. You need to allow half a day at least to walk around the Citadel as it occupies a vast area. The Palace... More 

Thank 528jean
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4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was huge. We got a small mix up with the ticket. So your ticket you buy once you get into the place, is good for both the Palace and the museum. We didnt know that until well, 3 weeks after the trip. So my advice, read the ticket before you enter

Thank Hoàng Lê P
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's amazing after the war it is still intact but it is and makes for an interesting couple of hours .The slight shame is some of the restoration is not particularly good or in keeping with this fascination place

Thank tasty1111
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At the central area inside the Citadel (entrance 150,000VND / 30,000VND for children). Offers strikingly beautiful architecture and ornate decoration.

Thank PierreMalmaison
Kuala Lumpur
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Royal Palace provides insight into the scope and scale of royal pageantry and the way in which the court was structured and managed. Truly amazing given the location of Hue so far from the ocean and not on a major river. Well worth a visit.

Thank MichaelW49
Victoria, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The site itself is interesting to those who are not over the Palace and Pagoda thing yet, but the customer service by the ticket sellers and ticket inspectors is a real turn-off! There is clearly no connection between customer satisfaction and remuneration of these grumps. The service we received was a long way short of professional. But at the same... More 

Thank Joe H
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A visit to the Royal Palace takes you back in time and puts parts of Vietnamese history into perspective. The Royal Palace is an impressive building and is well worth a visit. It is easy to reach in central Hue, and it is easy to walk around. We visited on a damp and drizzly afternoon, and it was still enjoyable.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Visited with a guide which made the visit much better.learnt so much about the history of Vietnam and its early royalty Highly recommended

Thank Sharon F

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