The Royal Citadel is located on the banks of the Perfume River. The construction of the square citadel, which was exclusively made from bricks, started in 1805. The wall is 6 m high, 20 m thick and surrounded by a moat.
The citadel has ten gates: Nha Do, Sap, Ngan, Thuong Tu, Dong Ba, Ke Trai, Hau, An Hoa, Chanh Tay, and Huu.
UP HERE ALWAYS HAVE A MOSQUITO REPELLANT
I ALWAYS HAVE A SMALL "DAY" BACKPACK FOR ESSENTIALS..LIKE WATER AND ESSENTIALS GOOD WALKING SHOES/BOOTS I ALWAYS CARRY A GOOD MOSQUITO REPELLANT AND USE IT..HERE IN THE TROPICS IT IS A MUST..
ALSO I CARRY A SMALL BOTTLE OF ANTISEPTIC FOR MY HANDS AND A PACKET OF FACEWIPES ..
MAKE SURE ALSO THAT YOU HAVE A SMALL PACKET OF TISSUES..HANDY WHEN THE ROLL IS EMPTY.. WITH SO MUCH TO SEE HERE ..CHARGE YOUR CAMERA BATTERY EVERY NIGHT..I CARRY A SPARE MEMORY CARD TOO
A MUST IS AN INTERNATIONAL POWERPOIT ADAPTOR...MAKE SURE THAT IS WHAT YOU NEED.. A COMPACT PONCHO...ROLLS UP TO POCKET SIZE AND IN A DOWNPOUR WILL COVER YOU AND BACKPACK..
A GOOD SUNBLOCK IS A MUST HERE WITH SUNGLASSES AND HAT TO BEAT THE SUN.. ALWAYS I HAVE WITH ME A SMALL COMPACT SELF CHARGING TORCH..FOR THOSE DARK SPOTS
Copper bell and bronze drum
Several places in Hue are historical sites and must be preserved. Sometimes these belong to the public, and the caretaker lives on the premise. Sometimes these belong to locals; enterprising owners may decide to erect a cafe or restaurant around it. We found these in a neighborhood just outside the wall of the Citadel. There's a cafe next to it.
Bronze drums with stylized reliefs of people and animals on top are among the earliest known Vietnamese archaeological artifacts. They appropriately are the country's heraldic symbol. Strangely, the decorative motif is similar to that of objects found from Myanmar to Indonesia, suggesting cultural exchange or even a common ancestral root.
Trang Tien Bridge
There are sidewalks on Trang Tien Bridge, so you can walk across from the city centre to the market and the Citadel. Cars are not permitted on the bridge, but it is always busy with two-wheeled vehicles.
The Food's Better Than the Name Implies
This is a good place to try some local cuisine. They serve Banh Nam (shrimp and pork with sticky rice in a banana leaf), white rose, and a few others done in the region. The neat thing is to watch the people making the food in the corner.