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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  • The story surrounding the King Tu Duc is very interesting. A man of great wisdom, shy and intellectual. He didn't want to be King. His brother declared war on him. The army of Tu Duc defeated this one, but the King lived only in sadness after this event. The place is of great beauty and tranquility. I recommend you to be accompanied by a guide who can tell you the story of this man.
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  • The driver was unfamiliar with hue because it said by the Charter car, and the entrance and the exit were divided though it met in the vicinity of the entrance, and the exit was considerably a far place. I called in a hurry and asked to come to pick me up. In the middle, there were many dragonflies flying near the waterfront.
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  • We visited the citadel and the pagoda on the river but this was our favourite place. This sad tale of the emperor who couldn’t have children and his retreat to the gardens of this beautiful place to w...  more »
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  • Wonderful place abandoned park. Guards try to play a fun game with the people that try to get on the park which of course isn't legal but for anyone that wants to break the rules you need to pay for it. Great area to drive around with the bike if you can get it in. We just opened the fence as other people left. They told us to. The guard will try to get you and ask for money... Approx 20k would do per person.
  • A really delightful and peaceful place to visit with very few other tourists. These tombs are so much more than just a tomb, they are complete landscapes carefully chosen (some took years to even plan) and then built as a little piece of heaven on Earth. Somewhere where the spirit of the Emporer would be happy to spend eternity. I was certainly happy to spend an afternoon here. It is a surprisingly large area with landscaped hills, lake, waterways, woodland as well as the beautiful buildings. Dress appropriately for the temple elements. Walk off to the quiet corners and enjoy the peace as well as discovering something new. There is repair work all over this tomb but not enough to spoil your visit by any means. However, the other tomb a few hundred yards further down the road was completely shut due to renovation work (mid December 2018). A word of warning about travel I used an app to get a ride out here but it didn't work to get back in to town for some reason (too far out perhaps?) Thanks to the other couple who let us share their car back in to town!
  • If you want the historic, you should go to Hue city, Vietnam and if you want to see a large, nice place, green and old you should visit Tu Duc King tomb. The location is not far from Hue city centre, you can discover here. My words not enough to describe the beauty of the tomb system and landscape here. Feel yourselves!
  • Tu Duc Tomb was built in memory of Vietnam’s Emperor who ruled the country in the middle of 19th century and he enjoyed the longest reign any monarch of the Nguyen dynasty. This tomb is not as crowded as other tombs and it gives unforgettable experience to any visitor interested in history. Very easy access from Hue city, you can take a taxi or come by bike or motorbike. The site is very well maintained and some conservation works are still being carried out. Highly recommended if you are in Hue!
  • On my mind the most beautiful if the tombs. Not too big, a lot of lakes and rivers, beautiful landscapes. I recommend this one the most. As with all other graves the entry fee is 100.000 Dong.
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