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Beautiful, but there's more to the Imperial City

These two halls are what you first see when you exit the IC's Hall of Supreme Harmony near the... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
Busan, South Korea
Nothing special

Nothing special, only interesting for tourists who want to make pictures with historical costumes... read more

Reviewed December 27, 2017
Munich, Germany
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10 Feb 2018
“Beautiful, but there's more to the Imperial City”
19 May 2018
“A beautiful sight”
Hue, Vietnam
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

This is however for cultural hibrows, but they will find some jewelsvwaiting for them. You really will be coming back forvanother look.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Peter V
Reviewed February 10, 2018

These two halls are what you first see when you exit the IC's Hall of Supreme Harmony near the entrance. The two Mandarins' halls are separated by a courtyard. If you have time, check out one for its history exhibits and the other for a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank ANParish
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

Nothing special, only interesting for tourists who want to make pictures with historical costumes. Nothing for me.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank steelriver2014
Reviewed February 17, 2017

There are two Mandarian Halls, one on each side as you walk into the complex. The one on your left has a souvenir shop, and a place where you can dress up in traditional costume and have your photograph taken. The one on the right...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Bryan H
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Here you can actually pay to dress up and get your photo taken. Ok building somewhat simple. Overall not bad.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank JimmyJackk
Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the better parts of the Imperial City. It has been nicely restored and worth the visit and a few minutes of contemplation..

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank William K
Reviewed January 24, 2015

This review is quite late. The Halls of the Mandarins can be found in one of the buildings inside the Forbidden Purple City. The paintings on the walls are very old but still recognizable. We had lots of fun taking photos of ourselves in royal...More

Date of experience: February 2014
3  Thank pinoytraveller2
Reviewed October 12, 2013

Of course, souvenirs business took a part of this, but othervise is nice example of adaptation traditional concepts to western influences which just started to penetrate vietnamese establishment in time of construction

Date of experience: October 2013
1  Thank borysb9
Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully restored hall in a light shade of blue. Pop in for a photo by the throne and to admire the restoration work done here.

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank RoamingRuss
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