At the very center of the World Heritage-listed Imperial Enclosure stands Hue Royal Palace, a citadel within citadels reserved exclusively for the emperor and his eunuch servants and royal concubines. The entire imperial city, which once represented a political, cultural, and religious hub of the Nguyen dynasty, is ringed by a moat fed by the Perfume River. As you approach its core through one of ten gates, notice how the entire ornate compound combines a sense of geometrical symmetry and balance with opulence and power--even in its current war-ravaged state. Inside the historic building, explore hundreds of different rooms once banned to commoners. Wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water, since days can get severely hot here. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Hue Royal Palace and many more Hue attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Hue travel route planner.
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Tours to Hue Royal Palace
$62 BOOK WITH VIATOR Private Tour: Full-Day Hue City Tour Including Boat Trip on the Perfume River
Duration: 1 day
$667 BOOK WITH VIATOR 4-Day Bike Tour from Hue to Hoi An Ancient Town Including My Son Sanctuary
Duration: 1 to 4 days
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This inner sanctum of the Imperial Citadel is the Hue Royal Palace - the Forbidden Purple City. It's true that it was largely destroyed by fire and war but the government has taken great pains to... more »
You are at the iconic "Forbidden Purple City" complex, the innermost enclosure of "Hue Imperial Citadel"! Here, access was permitted only to the Emperor, his family, concubines, personal attendants... more »
The palace of the puppet kings the French supported during their "protectorate" in the 19th and 20th centuries.... The "neo" architecture is interesting--much rebuilt after 1968, one assumes--but it..... more »
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