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The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon)

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Address: Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
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This gate is more than merely one of the ten entrances to the Imperial...

This gate is more than merely one of the ten entrances to the Imperial City; it was also the site of political announcements and decrees.

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When we crossed the bridge, looking for the citadel, we thought it would be obvious which way to go, but it wasn't. There were no signs, saying, "Entrance this way", and there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bryan H
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Portland, Oregon
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we crossed the bridge, looking for the citadel, we thought it would be obvious which way to go, but it wasn't. There were no signs, saying, "Entrance this way", and there were the predictable annoying cyclo drivers who were ready to mislead us. One said, "Entrance is over there!" (The wrong direction) and after walking in that direction for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ngo Mon Gate is a massive portal into the Forbidden City. It's a stately and regal stone construction on the other side of a bridge across the moat surrounding the Citadel. It was meant to convey a sense of the royal power within...and it doesn't disappoint. The thick walls build upwards to a set of parapets with multiple red... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must do for any trip to Hue. We are here during Tet and it was very busy but still extremely enjoyable. Definitely recommended.

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Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful architect, hope I can come back with my family sometimes in near future Must to visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is what Hue is all about. REally excellent citadel and architecture. Allocate at least 2 hours and MAKE SURE YOU GET THERE AT OPENING TIME 6.30 Summer and 7am Winter.

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Thank Jon2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is the most impressive part of the citadel in front of the giant Vietnamese flag. Beware that you need to purchase the tickets before you enter the citadel and the ticket office is on the road passing along the gate before the bridge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great chance to capture some photo opportunities and marvel at this site, the entrance gate to the Citadel.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We spent several hours walking around the area looking at all the amazing buildings with phenomenal inlay of pottery and enamel chips. It was raining pretty hard when we arrived so we also took shelter for a moment there before exploring the rest of the Citadel.

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Thank John J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Main gate/entrance into the ancient city. An amazing structure that is a must see when visiting the ancient.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Noon gate is the main entrance for the Imperial City. With the moat in the foreground, it is quite something to behold. You can picture hundreds of ancient soldiers and elephants on parade as the Emperor leaves the city to greet the people. A must see if you are in Hue.

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