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  • Hours: Open Daily from 7:30am - 5pm.


The Citadel (Dai Noi)

Constructed in 1804, this massive fortress designed for the Gia Long Emperor, is surrounded by a zigzag moat and defensive barrier that’s 21 meters thick. But visitors to this citadel-in-a-citadel-in-a-citadel won’t need to swim across rivers or scale towering walls to get a look inside. The Imperial Enclosure is accessible by crossing one of the 10 pedestrian bridges into the once royal land. Pass through Ngo Mon (Noon) Gate, once reserved for those in power, then wander through Flag Tower (Cot Co) and stare up at the nation’s tallest flagpole before weaving through the Nine Dynastic Urns representing different Nguyen kings.

Practical Info:

The Citadel is an easy walk from numerous hotels in Hue and also accessible by bike. Visitors should wear comfortable shoes or consider hiring a rickshaw to experience the entire complex. Open daily from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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Private Tour: Hue City Sightseeing Including Imperial City, Royal Tombs and Perfume River Cruise

Travel back in time to Vietnam’s regal past with a private day tour of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) and Hue’s Royal Tombs. A knowledgeable private guide ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.99

Best Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

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Take in the best of Hue’s art, architecture, culture and food on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city and its surroundings, including a Perfume River (Huong ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $71.00

4-Day Hue to Hoi An Adventure Tour: Imperial Palace, River Cruise, Cooking Class and Bike Ride

Experience Vietnam’s cultural riches with four days in Hue and Hoi An! Visit Hue Imperial City (The Citadel), a UNESCO World Heritage Site housing treasures ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights

From USD $522.50

Private Tour: 4-Day UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Hoi An and Hue

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of central Vietnam during a private 4-day tour that takes you one way from Danang to Hoi An and Hue. With a private ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

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