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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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  • The one attraction in Hue I was looking the most forward to and I was not disappointed. Entrance fee was 150000 VND (which is ok and not overpriced as many reviewers claimed before - since this is a q...  more »
  • I made the mistake of trying to cram all of Hue into a single rushed day trip from Hoi An. This was unfortunate as the only tomb I managed to see, the Tu Doc tomb, was actually really quite impressive...  more »
  • In the squere of the tomb, there are statues, which copied the emperor's worriers and bureaucrats. In order that the emperor would spend his ordinaly life in the dead world. we could know the old cult...  more »