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Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), Hue

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A listed World Heritage Site, Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) (aka the Purple Forbidden City) stands as a testimony to the power and wealth of the last imperial Vietnamese dynasty. Situated on a riverbank, the complex features the remains of an imperial palace, Buddhist temples and pagodas, tombs of Nguyen Kings, courtyards, and gardens. It is encircled by a moat and two rows of fortification walls. Over the years following the demise of Vietnamese monarchy, the site was significantly ruined by cyclones and termites. However, it suffered the severest damage during the Vietnam War--look for the holes in the stone walls made by bullets and grenades. The highlights include a flag tower and 10 lavishly ornamented gates. Take a look at our Hue trip itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • An obligatory stop for visitors to Hue, the Citadel is absolutely worth visiting. Price of admission, which also includes the Museum, more than reasonable. Inside one feels the real history of this can, survived natural disasters and wars, currently UNESCO site. Sin only for neglect of the gardens and of certain areas (less) of the Citadel, left to decay. To visit.
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  • After the Royal Palace was once the wild places that I went to Viet Nam. The Royal Palace, but two or three hours of this investing explore the very worth it. At 7:00 in the morning to open the doors of the Palace to enjoy one of the enemy ships in the early going.
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  • UNESCO World Heritage site - a must visit on Hue. You can see the buildings been preserved till present as well as those were destroyed during war times. So buildings managed to be reconstructed and h...  more »