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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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  • Should you be sure watch, if you in hue. The Emperor trenches are different all worth seeing. Here you should allow a half to three-quarter day. We had rented us a driver. This was very handy.
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  • i am so amaze with the the structure..the influence for building this tomb..you should see the interior...so fine, unique and amazing. it makes me ponder how intelligent the emperor was. beautiful tom...  more »
  • The royal tombs are an amazing place of any visit to Hue. Lots of history here. My advice to read about it before you get there. The tomb of Gia Long was a highlight of our visit to the Imperial Tombs...  more »