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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. To visit Tomb of Tu Duc on your trip to Hue, use our Hue travel itinerary maker.
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  • Compared to many tomb that I have come across, this tomb is rather beautiful. I enjoyed walking around the river, enjoying musical shows that are available almost every half an hour. I didn't hire any...  read more »
  • This was one of the most elaborate & beautiful tombs i visited in Hue. The grounds were a testament to the King's love of space, symmetry & beauty. I could imagine how beautiful it was when initially ...  read more »
  • The tomb of the Tuc is located 7 km from the city of Hué. It was built during the lifetime of Emperor (reign of 1848 to 1883). The place, with a ponds stretches along the big trees of the garden, has a lot of charm and lends itself both to visit and linger. After his death, the Palace became a Royal Mausoleum. However, you Duke has never been buried in this building and the place where his remains (and treasure) rest is still a mystery. Don't forget to visit the Pavilion. This pavilion on stilts served as decoration during the film Indochine (Film directed by Régis Wargnier in 1992 with Catherine Deneuve, Vincent Perez, Linh Dan Pham, Jean Yanne, Dominique white).
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  • Fantastic grounds and a lot of interesting history to the place as both a residence and a tomb. The restored areas are great to visit. The parts they are currently working on (tombs of his son and wife, and part of the concubines' complex) make me excited to come back some time in the future! I made this trip by pushbike amd it was about 45 minutes from the city. Not easy to find, but worth the effort! There aren't any road signs, so use a good map and follow the tour buses!
  • Tu Duc tomb is one of the greatest place in Hue, the ancient city in the center of Vietnam. The tomb is surrounded by trees, beautiful buildings. Once you get to Hue, don't forget to visit this awesome place.
  • Nice place to do on your one. ( scooter is an easy way to go there, and to make sure ur not as every tourist in Vietnam!) really similar as the Minh Mang tomb. Anyway nice place!
  • I were here in 2010. Good to read the posts say that they are doing some restoration on the place.I was disappointed to see the place.I remember a lake and water ways around the moats were badly polluted with a sorts of garbage.The guy was rich with many wives and girlfriends.Then when his son died to keep his burial secrecy they killed off beheading 200 labours.
  • One of the most beautiful tomb of the 4th Nguyen's Dynasty in Hue.
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