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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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  • if you love or like history, you must come here too,as i did, best way rent a bike and drives aroud the city. too many things to see. 
  • There are seven royal tombs in and around Hue. I have visited five of them. Here is my ranking of them: ** The tomb of Duc Duc *** The tomb of Gia Long **** The tomb of Khai Dinh ***** The tomb of Min...  more »
  • 100vnd input. We visited renting a scooter at 70vnd for half a day. It arrives there in 15 minutes. Very nice place, I recommend you to visit it if you to girders Huê
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