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Tomb of Tu Duc

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Address: Tay Nhat Hamlet, An Cuu Village, Hue, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The final resting-place of this Nguyen Dynasty emperor and scholar was...

The final resting-place of this Nguyen Dynasty emperor and scholar was built before his death. A lake, pavilion and theatre still exist on the grounds.

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More opulent than earlier rulers and heavily influenced by Europian architecture it is worth the 130 or so steps to the top to see how painted concrete can be made to look like... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

More opulent than earlier rulers and heavily influenced by Europian architecture it is worth the 130 or so steps to the top to see how painted concrete can be made to look like marble. The overall opulence makes his different from other historic sights in Vietnam even I'd it is literally a veneer

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Neston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

As the brochure says this is a masterpiece of oriental architecture comprising of variious zones. The mausoleum was used by this poet king,To Duc, as a country retreat and then after his death as a tomb. The site is tranquil and is a pleasure to walk around. A guide helped us understand the various parts of the site and was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This complex of traditional buildings showing the culture of imperators that lived not long time ago is the first typical area that I saw while being in Hue. It is really authentic and something of its kind. It is really beautiful to have a walk there, around the lake, in the hous of the concubines and to see the tomb... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Another stunning complex in the vicinity of Hue. This is well worth a visit to gain a bit more insight into the imperial history of Vietnam. It was only a pity that it was raining constantly as it would of been stunning to visit on a sunny day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The tomb represents the life of the dead emperor. There are stutues of his servants. The decorations of the walls and roof are facinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around the gardens and the old structures where these Royalties used to roam is in itself surreal. They have impeccable taste in designing their grounds and palaces . it's not overly done, tasteful and simple.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice park and a well preserved set of building with an interesting history. The moss that grows over everything due to the climate makes it look like it needs a good clean (which it does) but ignore that and look to the underlying stones and all is OK.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very nice place to visit in that the grounds are beautiful. Further, there were live music performances which were very interesting. Although the grave site is not much to see, this place is still well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though Tu Duc sounds like a tyrant, I must say that we found his tomb and the surrounding areas very peaceful and relaxing. And there was a lot to see! Some tour groups come in for the basics, and are gone before we have made it to any of the non-obvious buildings. I found the documents printed in Chinese... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Together with Khai Dinh this was my favorite tomb on the Hue tour. It is indeed a big park and of lot of the pagodas and buildings are stll there or renovated, which means a lot for historical buildings in Vietnam, which are sadly too often destroyed or in horrible state. The park is great on a bright day and... More 

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