Royal Tombs, Hue

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#5 of 18 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. Arrange your visit to Royal Tombs and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hue using our Hue itinerary planning app .
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  • Unique and extraordinary in Hue. Definitely must see spots in the Hue visiting programs. Either take a taxi or join a tour.  more »
  • It might be worth a little time to visit this place, a peaceful walk we can work around and enjoy the great architecture. Ban on the photo!
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  • We choose this activity as first day in hue and we not disapponting We visit 3 royal tombs and we found it very interesting, own with different story. Little bit unlucky for the raining day, but worth...  more »

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