Housing the emperor's residence and the main buildings of state, the Imperial Enclosure is a citadel- within-a- citadel, with 6m-high walls that re 2.5km in length. The enclosure was badly bombed during the France and American Wars, and a large part of it is still park-like ruins. Restoration of the least damaged sections and the complete rebuilding of others is an ongoing project.
This is a fascinating site, which you could easily spend the better part of a day exploring. It's completely iniquitous that most day tours include a only brief stop here-it is easily reached on foot from anywhere in Hue and much more enjoyable as a leisurely stroll.
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