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Forbidden Purple City

This royal structure, which sits at the center of Hue’s Imperial Enclosure, was once reserved for exclusive use by the emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Only eunuchs passed through its halls, since even his most trusted servants weren’t allowed beyond the gates. Today, this historic citadel sits mostly in ruins, destroyed during several wars throughout the nation’s history. Despite some recent rebuilding efforts, travelers can easily spend a long afternoon wandering paths that crisscross the grounds, exploring portions of the foundation, now overgrown with foliage, and examining the painting, woodwork and architecture that still remains. A 10 kilometer moat surrounds what was created to resemble the Forbidden City of Beijing, and 10 gates protect these once royal grounds.

Practical Info:

Be sure to catch one of the eight performances of traditional nha nhac dance at the nearby Hue Monuments Conservation Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. daily.

Tours & Tickets

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Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise, Hue, null
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Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 7 Reviews

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 $80.00
Hue Heritage Day Trip from Da Nang, Da Nang, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Hue Heritage Day Trip from Da Nang

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

A day full of culture and history visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites, spiced up with its sensational unique Vietnamese cuisine for lunch.

Location: tp. Huế, Vietnam
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Half-Day City Tour of Hue by Cyclo, Hue, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day City Tour of Hue by Cyclo

Visit the Imperial Citadel where the kings of Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty ruled from 1802 to 1945, including Flag Tower, Nine Holy Cannons, Ngo Mon Gate, ...  Read more

Location: tp. Huế, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $25.00
Half-Day Hue City Tour Including Cyclo Ride, Hue, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Hue City Tour Including Cyclo Ride

Cyclo riding is a pleasant way to explore the cities in Vietnam, you can easily find it in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon. On this private half-day trip visit Hue, ...  Read more

Location: tp. Huế, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $39.00
A Glimpse of Hue Tour, Hue, Half-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

A Glimpse of Hue Tour

Hue City has been one of the country’s foremost cultural, religious, and educational centers. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1993. This tour gives ...  Read more

Location: tp. Huế, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $26.00
Half-Day Royal Hue Tour, Hue, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Half-Day Royal Hue Tour

This private tour of Hue gives you a great insight in to Hue's past with an experienced and informative local guide. You visit the Forbidden Citadel, home to ...  Read more

Location: tp. Huế, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $38.00
Hue Heritage Tour including Lunch from Hoi An, Hoi An, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Hue Heritage Tour including Lunch from Hoi An

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Take a journey through the fascinating past of Vietnam’s former Imperial Capital, Hue by visiting its prime historical attractions; the Imperial City, ...  Read more

Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Full-Day Hue City Tour, Hue, Historical & Heritage Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Full-Day Hue City Tour

Hue was once the Imperial capital and now listed as a World heritage site. Sitting on the banks of the delightful Perfume River you will find amazing citadels, ...  Read more

Location: tp. Huế, Vietnam
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.00
Private Car Service in Hue with Driver, Hue, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Car Service in Hue with Driver

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 1 Review

Rent a car with an English-speaking driver and visit sites such as the Hue Imperial and Royal tombs. This tour is perfect for those who want prefer more ...  Read more

Location: tp. Huế, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.00
Private Tour: Full Day Hue City Tour Including Boat Trip Along Perfume Pagoda, Hue, Private ... 
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Private Tour: Full Day Hue City Tour Including Boat Trip Along Perfume Pagoda

On this one day private Hue city tour you'll visit Thien Mu Pagoda by boat, along Perfume Pagoda, to learn about Vietnam Buddhism religion. One of most ...  Read more

Location: tp. Huế, Vietnam
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $56.00

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