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. Arrange your visit to Royal Tombs and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hue using our Hue itinerary planning app .
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  • We hired motorbikes and toured the tombs independently. You can purchase a 2 day combo ticket Oct 2017 this was 280vnd for the citadel and 2 tombs, or 360vnd for the citadel and 3 tombs. These aren't ...  more »
  • Very beautiful, different, clean. A place of great peace, flowers, lakes, carp and has a small presentation of beautiful music
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  • For 260,000 dong ($11) you can buy at the Citadel a "4-site" ticket covering that and the 3 major royal tombs. But the tombs are not nearby--their sites were selected out in the country, with lots of ...  more »

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