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. Arrange your visit to Royal Tombs and discover more family-friendly attractions in Hue using our Hue itinerary planning app .
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  • Visit essential. Spectacular place. Recommended for all guides and, when you visit it, you understand that. Patio very representative, full of statues. Is far removed from the city, so you have to use some kind of transport: own motorcycle, taxi, tour organized... as it is, but don't let go!
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  • We had a nice guidad walk that was really interesting. We learned about the historia and culture of the leadership of Vietnam and what the foreign interference did to the country. The place also is a ...  more »
  • Very ornate decorations on the wall, elaborate and rich. The Emperor is supposed to have spent a fortune on this, and it shows. Do not miss.  more »

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