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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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  • A package ticket bought from the Citadel in Hue give you access to 4 sights over 2 days for 360,000d - the citadel and 3 tombs. It's a a bit much to try to visit all 4 in one day. We visited the citad...  more »
  • If you want to understand what Hue was like before the war you must do a daytrip visiting some of the royal tombs which remained undamaged by bombs 
  • Do not miss this tomb. Outside area is largely stone, and with great detailed stone carving works. But once entering the royal tomb building at the top, you will be startle with all these gold decorat...  more »