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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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  • I visited this Tomb as part of a full day tour and it was the one I enjoyed the most. It has a lovely lake with an island built in the middle. There are lovely gardens all around the lake. On the far ...  more »
  • The biggest of the royal tombs, a huge compound with several temples leading to the actual burial site hidden under an artificial hill. Amazing! 
  • Well laid out palace then tomb of one of the emperors. Water features are central and the area is reasonably large so even when there are crowds there are plenty of places to see on your own. 
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  • 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.
  • Worth to visit, but be aware of many juggle around. You can park your bike in some shop for free and bargain the price for beverages or food. Visit takes about one hour.
  • A must see place when visiting Hue city. The tomb located in a vast area with number of buildings nicely combined with pond and canals and trees. The tomb was also served as residing area of the King while he alive.
  • Another of the 3 visited tombs. Different from the other two, so it makes even greater the visit to that place. It's not as simetric as the other two, wich is as Tu Duc wanted. More crowded than the others, but I guess it was due to the time we visited. Tu Duc tomb itself is placed in a huge "patio" up a Hill so it gives a sense of solitude.
  • Great atmosphere. This tomb was also the palace of the king, so plenty of things to see.