Tomb of Tu Duc, Hue

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Constructed for Emperor Tu Duc, Tomb of Tu Duc represents the lavish final resting place of the Nguyen dynasty's longest reigning monarch. Regarded as a remarkable example of royal architecture, the tomb contains a temple area, where the emperor used to read, write poetry, work, and reside, and the tomb area. Explore the palaces, mansions, and pavilions tucked into pine forests and surrounded by the Khiem Luu Lake. If you visit on a hot day, carry extra water, sunscreen, and an umbrella or a hat to hide from the sun. Put Tomb of Tu Duc into our Hue road trip planning website to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hue.
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  • October 5, 2017
    Another royal tomb. Another pagoda. But yet again very interesting to go and see. So much to see around Hué. Lovely grounds too to walk around in with plenty of shady spots which was needed!  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Camino Francés-from here to make sure it's panned out nicely too hot Gazelle hold in check, but I just got out of the car
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  • September 30, 2017
    worth visiting. Very beautiful and characteristic. If you visit Hue you can't go round the imperial tombs!
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  • April 27, 2017
    This was a fabulous place. I liked it very much. Took some great pictures while exploring the tomb by myself. Legend has it that somewhere on the grounds an enormous treasure is hidden. Unfortunately I didn't find it but maybe someone else will ;)
  • May 21, 2017
    The tomb is actually a part of large park of several emperor's family tombs, lakes and other buildings. Nice and quiet place definitely with the visit.
  • April 26, 2017
    This was the only one we visited of the three main tombs and were happy with it! Really nice setting!
  • March 31, 2017
    A very nice tomb with the traditional mosaic design inside with a modern twist, very intricately done. The site itself is a very impressive one.
  • November 15, 2016
    Was very cool from a historical perspective. More information could be made available via a pamphlet or signs. The area is fairly large and it's hard to get an idea on how everything falls into place without a guide. Neat to see the burial sights and to put into perspective how much land is arranged for them, and how - in this case, I'm unsure of the others - it was built prior to his death so he could enjoy it.

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