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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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  • At only 8 km of Huê, in the Thuy Xuan Commune, you will find the "Tomb of Tu Dúc", aka the "Tomb of Modesty". It is not only a "Royal Tomb", but a complex of over 50 structures, spread along 20... 
    At only 8 km of Huê, in the Thuy Xuan Commune, you will find the "Tomb of Tu Dúc", aka the "Tomb of Modesty". It is not only a "Royal Tomb", but a complex of over 50 structures, spread along 20...  more »
  • Impressive historical site and very well kept. Definitely recommend to a boat trip from Kham port along Perfume river. Stopping by Thien Mu pagoda on the way! 
    Impressive historical site and very well kept. Definitely recommend to a boat trip from Kham port along Perfume river. Stopping by Thien Mu pagoda on the way!  more »
  • We visited just after a heavy summer rain about 4 PM. Rising moist air gave the tour a mystical magical experence. We were 2 of about 10 others as the rain chased the hoards away. We use the audio... 
    We visited just after a heavy summer rain about 4 PM. Rising moist air gave the tour a mystical magical experence. We were 2 of about 10 others as the rain chased the hoards away. We use the audio...  more »
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  • Worth the visit. Beautiful and it was my first stop. You can get the combo ticket here. Tip: I think you can park along the walls of the gate near the entrance for free. There are signs across of shops advertising free parking but it's not free. I had to buy a soft drink more than double it's price.
  • The whole mausoleum is big, and you got a vibe of royal lifestyle. Walking in the complex gives you the feeling of walking pass history. Nevertheless the restoration work is pretty bad. The mismatch between new and old is suck, uneven color really annoy people who love history
  • Of all three tombs I’ve visited in Hue, this one is my favorite. You can get back to the nature and spend time realxing while enjoying the around.
  • The Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc forms part of the Unesco World Heritage Site and is situated at Van Nien Hill. The Emperor spent a significant of his time at this site itself. Although he had as many as 104 wives and countless concubine, Emperor Tu Duc could not father any child and was succeeded by his adopted son Kien Phuc. Although the Mausoleum was dedicated to Emperor Tu Duc, his remains was buried elsewhere, the exact location still remain unknown to date as all the labourers who attended to his burial was beheaded immediately after they returned from the actual burial site.
  • Is a very beautiful place, very peaceful and quiet.

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