Rent a bicycle or hire a motor taxi and explore the Imperial Enclosure, one of Hue’s most historic sites. Enter through the Ngo Mon Gate, once reserved exclusively for royalty, and climb to its highest level, where you can enjoy an expansive view of the complete citadel. Visit the nation’s tallest flag pole, then head to the massive Dynastic Urns that honor Nguyen kings. From there, head to the Forbidden Purple City, which sits at the center of the Imperial Enclosure, for a look at the life of an ancient ruler. Structures were damaged during war, but visitors can walk the numerous paths through overgrown gardens and admire iconic architecture that still remains. Meditate in the grass or enjoy a picnic in some shade, then walk to nearby Hue Monuments Conservation Center and enjoy a late afternoon traditional dance performance before returning to central city for dinner.