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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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  • Like any of the tomb sites in the area it's always interesting to see sites with so much history. Smaller in scale than others and not much else on the grounds like lakes, walk ways or paths. Plus it ...  more »
  • As we only had 1 day (and night) in Hue we decided to visit the Tomb before we departed. I'm delighted we took the time!The tomb isn't too far from Hue (about 20 mins by car). You can hire a car or ta...  more »
  • Even if you don'y get a chance to see anything else in Hue, make sure you see this amazing tomb complex belonging to the Emperor of Vietnam. It's on the outskirts of Hue, so get a cab or other transpo...  more »
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  • 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 ;)
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This was the only one we visited of the three main tombs and were happy with it! Really nice setting!
  • 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.