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Royal Tombs, Hue

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A World Heritage-listed string of mausoleums built according to strict rules of geomancy, Royal Tombs feature the final resting place of six emperors of Vietnam's Nguyen dynasty. Huge ornate halls with gilded statues, countless mini-shrines, and life-sized blackened concrete figures of soldiers and their horses in paved terraced courtyards provide a glimpse of Vietnam's past imperial splendor. Built over the 19th and early 20th century, the tombs display a wealth symbolizing the Nguyen rulers' careful balancing of European powers. Browse around intricately carved temples, cross bridges over ponds and moats, and pass through impressive gates to understand the grandeur of former kings and their complex relations to colonial powers. Tour operators run excursions that cover all of the tombs; alternatively, hire your own guide for all the historical details. Using our custom trip planner, Hue attractions like Royal Tombs can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Hue offers a wide variety of options for the budget-conscious traveler, clustered especially around Pham Ngu Lao Street, known for its backpacker-style hostels and inexpensive motels. You can find a few high-end places to stay, while mid-market lodgings are plentiful and offer spacious, comfortable rooms with all the basic amenities.
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  • If you wish to gain an understanding of the historic importance and significance of Hue , particularly during the period when it was the capital of Vietnam, tour of the royal tombs is a must  more »
  • nice ctrip out of Hue, very quiet in the afternoon, nice to walk around...very impressive buildings and monuments  more »
  • Every traveler should make time to visit this place. You won't regret it. Such a peaceful place and the scenery is just beautiful.  more »