Royal Tombs, Hue

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#5 of 19 in Historic Sites in Hue
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Viet Nam last royal dynasty, the Nguyen dynasty. 7 emperors tomb which it had 13 emperors. Visited on the tour three mausoleum in mausoleum tomb of Khai was most impressive. Mix Western and Eastern décor is not and what is beautiful.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Viewed Emperor Gräber Tag_ (700,000 VND) enjoyed luxury of taxis and Minh Mang Tomb, Kai Dinh Tomb and Tu Duc Tomb. All 3 a "must see". It took approximately 4.5 hours ride from the Centre. The taxi waited for each spot. Each of the 3 tombs has its own individual character. Minh Mang and Tu Duc have beautiful lakes more distant view, Kai Dinh and striking by the Europeanized, concrete gray design with heavy porcelain and glass mosaics and desert ceiling frescoes. Personally liked me Tu Duc's best with the vast amounts of different hole tiles in ochre-orange and green, an inviting meditation Pavilion on the Lake.
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  • August 3, 2017
    I found them much more interesting in the Citadel, each with its own history and each with its own distinctive architecture. I took part in an organised tour and I found myself very well.
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