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The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon)

#18 of 100 things to do in Hue
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Address: Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam

This gate is more than merely one of the ten entrances to the Imperial...

This gate is more than merely one of the ten entrances to the Imperial City; it was also the site of political announcements and decrees.

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Part of the Imperial City.

There are always lot of people around. A good place for photos at the entrance to the city. Again usually part of a city tour.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The main Southern gate way into The Citadel. Lots of lovers, honeymooners and schoolkids taking selfies. Go into the Citadel proper and don't waste too much time hanging out here.

Thank AsianGM
Dublin Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are always lot of people around. A good place for photos at the entrance to the city. Again usually part of a city tour.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gate forms the entry point to the Imperial enclosure. There are 5 entry points through arches and apart from the central arch which was only used by the emperor with the 2 smaller arches used by military and officials., leaving the remaining 2 for elephants - an interesting concept. On top of the noon gate there is a pavilion... More 

Thank 528jean
Munchendorf, Austria
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The enormous walls can be identified as bulwark already from the distance. As closer you come as more impressive it becomes. It's the starting point for each tour through the Citadelle and Royal Palace.

Thank enricoBeiWien
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the Main Gate (at the southern side, towards the river and Flag Tower) of the Imperial Citadel in Hué, where you purchase your entrance tickets (150,000VND adults, 30,000 for children). A very imposingly beautiful old structure over a moat.

Thank PierreMalmaison
Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

This gate is the main gate. There is a big yellow door in the centre and this is only ever opened to let the King through. Doors to sides were for elephants and horses. This is an impressive entrance way right by the big flag pole.

Thank owlesey
Amiens, France
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

This gate is part of the Imperial Palace which is vast area with imperial buildings functioning in service only to the emperor. It is good to visit the whole complex not only the gate.

Thank VihrenMitev
Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

When we crossed the bridge, looking for the citadel, we thought it would be obvious which way to go, but it wasn't. There were no signs, saying, "Entrance this way", and there were the predictable annoying cyclo drivers who were ready to mislead us. One said, "Entrance is over there!" (The wrong direction) and after walking in that direction for... More 

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Colchester, Vermont
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

The Ngo Mon Gate is a massive portal into the Forbidden City. It's a stately and regal stone construction on the other side of a bridge across the moat surrounding the Citadel. It was meant to convey a sense of the royal power within...and it doesn't disappoint. The thick walls build upwards to a set of parapets with multiple red... More 

Thank Lee S
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is a must do for any trip to Hue. We are here during Tet and it was very busy but still extremely enjoyable. Definitely recommended.

Thank cd1975

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