The Anh Dinh Palace, Hue’s Hidden Pearl*

The afternoon walk around Hue’s Imperial Citadel drained my energy. It was hot and humid and my brain was trying to process a lot of beautiful architectural design and trying to process the exact words I will be writing down in my travel journal when I get to our home stay. We needed a break. So, we hailed a cab and directed the driver to take us to the Anh Dinh Palace.

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Hue Imperial Citadel, The Combination Ticket, and How to Avoid Being Scammed

On our first day in Hue, at around 5 in the afternoon, we stepped inside the gates of the Imperial Citadel. A rickshaw driver, in uniform approached us, offered us a deal of 300,000VND (676PhP) for a tour of the citadel and surrounding royal tombs. It was our first day and it was a tempting offer but I thought it was a too-good-to-be-true offer especially because we already learned ahead that the citadel ticket costs at least 150,000VND (338PhP) per person.

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