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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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  • It really is a must visit. To organize with a means of transport to choose: chauffeured car, motorcycle... It's not far from Hué, but we need a way to transport. It is possible to visit three tombs in a morning
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  • Visiting the Royal Tombs was one of the highlights of visiting Hue. Felt like i was transported to the 18th Century!! Wonderfully preserved. 
  • Hue sets itself apart with the citadel, imperial palace, and the tombs. the city is friendly, feels rural and you can taste the history. the tombs are beautiful and worth the (short) trip