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Hue Highlights

Transfer by road to visit the Royal Citadel & the Imperial City, the past glory of Hue. Emperor Gia Long modeled the Royal Citadel on the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The Royal Citadel is composed of three walled enclosures, each within the other; a city within a city. Visit the Imperial City, which housed the palaces, pavilions, civil and religious ceremonies and official audiences with the civil mandarins. Then visit the Forbidden Purple City, located within the Imperial City, which suffered the most extensive damage during the Vietnam War. Little remains of the original structure, today there are just ruins. Then you will continue to Khai Dinh's and Tu Duc's Tomb, which was more of a pleasure garden than a tomb: the emperor used it as a second residence. In the late afternoon, transfer back to your hotel in Danang or Hoi An. Transfer by road to visit the Royal Citadel & the Imperial City, the past glory of Hue. Emperor Gia Long modeled the Royal Citadel on the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The Royal Citadel is composed of three walled enclosures, each within the other; a city within a city. Visit the Imperial City, which housed the palaces, pavilions, civil and religious ceremonies and official audiences with the civil mandarins. Then visit the Forbidden Purple City, located within the Imperial City, which su Meeting/pick-up point: Pick-up at hotels in Hue. Duration: 3 hours. Start/opening time: At 9am or 1.30pm. Languages: English speaking guide.