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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  • It's a significant size and built by the emperor during his life - he had to write his own obituary, normally done by the eldest son as despite having over 100 wives he did not have one. The site is q...  more »
  • Being used to calm and often spartan oriental architecture, we found this tomb a must-see. Even though it is ‘blingy’ it is very impressive and a ‘must see’ in Hue.  more »
  • One of the quieter and smaller tombs that we visited but enjoyable for that reason . Very peaceful and restful. You were able to feed the fish which resulted in a frenzy that I have never seen before.  more »
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  • Tomb of King Tu Duc - the 4th king of the last dynasty in Vietnam. Its layout is entirely different from that of the tombs of the previous kings: its various buildings and structures don't align in a straight axis as in the other tombs but instead blending with the lakes and hills in the area. Beautiful as a poem
  • Huge park in the middle of a pines forest. Very pleasant walking through trees and old tombs. Currently all the buildings are damaged by the time but people are renovating all of them..good to enjoy the shadow in a calm place.
  • A highlight of Hue. Nice garden with plenty you can see. You can easily spend more than an hour in here, and there's even a music show by the pond. Tomb is nice and there are plenty of signs that tell you the story about the place of you're interested.
  • My most favourite royal tomb in Hue. Its architecture which blends the building into nature so well makes it stand out the most among all the royal tombs in the city, in my opinion. It definitely will give any visitors the feeling of peacefulness and serenity. A must-visit in Hue
  • Wonderful architecture for an ancient king of Vietnam. It's interesting to find out about the life of Tu Duc and what he got up to from the games he played as a child to his many lady friends! About a 40 minute bike ride from central Hue.

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