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The Citadel (Dai Noi)
The renowned Citadel (Da Noi) in Hue attracts history buffs from around the globe. The sprawling fortress, which was constructed in 1804 for the Gia Long Emperor, is surrounded by a 68-foot (21-meter) defensive barrier and is home to the tallest flagpole in Vietnam.
 
The Basics
The Citadel (Da Noi) is an integral part of many Hue sightseeing tours. For visitors with limited time in Hue, visiting the Citadel as part of a full-day tour that also stops at the Forbidden Purple City and the Tomb of Khai Dinh is a cost-effective and convenient option. If you’re passionate about history and want the opportunity to ask questions, exploring with a private guide is sure to enhance your experience.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • A must-visit for history buffs.
  • The Citadel (Da Noi) is mostly uncovered, so ensure you take a hat and sunscreen if you’re visiting during the afternoon.
  • Lots of walking is involved in a visit to the Citadel, so comfortable shoes are a must.
  • If you’d rather ride than walk, you can hire a rickshaw to take you around the entire complex; prices vary, so don’t be afraid to barter.
 
How to Get There
The Citadel is an easy walk from most hotels in Hue, and can also be reached by bike or taxi from the center of town. If you’re visiting Hue for the day from Da Nang or Hoi An, the Citadel is a 20- to 30-minute taxi ride from the train station depending on traffic.
 
When to Get There
The crowds that The Citadel (Da Noi) attracts are a testament to its popularity. Arrive first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and escape the midday sun.
 
Bring the History of Hue to Life
For most children, historical attractions aren’t particularly fun. At The Citadel (Da Noi), however, families traveling with children are in luck: This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a virtual tour during a 4-D experience that transports visitors back to the 19th-century, when the Citadel was restored to its former opulence.
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