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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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  • They haven't done much for tourist access - if you walk, you'll enter via the street as there is no sidewalk. Also it isn't clear that if you get a combo ticket, the other included sites are no where ...  more »
  • A visit to Vietnam should include Hue, the ancient Capitol. The jewel in the crown is the Citadel with its architecture and artifacts even if you're not a history buff you'll enjoy a visit here. Set a...  more »
  • Excellent, beautiful and magnificent but expensive fee, but overall still ok. If there is time I still want to be friends and family continued to visit and find a sense of the feudal era.
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