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Royal Tombs, Hue

Categories: Cemeteries, Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This is one of the places that you must see when you visit Huế, the old capital of Vietnam where anarchy once ruled. This is the tomb of one of the kings. The interior was impressive and one can see t...  read more »
  • A very beaitiful, and peaceful place to visit. I marvel at the intricacy of the designs and remaining art work. It was a very peaceful place to visit. 
  • A complex of buildings and statues to House a tomb of an emperor who was less than 10 years in power Mess that deserved recognition for posterity with the construction of this Royal Tombs. Something distant from the city of Hue, but is well worth the visit. An example of the Majesty of that area of Vietnam.
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