Imperial Citadel

Imperial Citadel

Within the huge walls of Hue’s citadel, built between 1804 and 1833, you’ll find the UNESCO-listed Forbidden Purple City and Imperial Enclosure. The home of the royal family of the Nguyen Dynasty, it shares a similar layout, and similar magnificence, to the Forbidden City in Beijing. Although long neglected and seriously damaged after the collapse of imperial rule in 1945, it is not hard to envisage its former splendour as you wander between the pavilions, palaces and gardens admiring what remains of the elaborate embellishments that once graced the elegant but brutal architecture.

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Time difference:GMT +7 Hours
Flight Time: Approx: 11 Hours
Visa Required: Yes if stay is over 16 days
Currency: Dong
Tel Code: +84
Official Language: Vietnamese
Main Religion: Buddhism
Airlines:  Vietnam Airlines , Thai Airways , Cathay Pacific , Malaysia Airlines , Singapore Airlines, Emirates , Ethihad Airways , Qatar Airways

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