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Tomb of Tu Duc

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Address: Tay Nhat Hamlet, An Cuu Village, Hue, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The final resting-place of this Nguyen Dynasty emperor and scholar was...

The final resting-place of this Nguyen Dynasty emperor and scholar was built before his death. A lake, pavilion and theatre still exist on the grounds.

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Nice park with interesting history

A nice park and a well preserved set of building with an interesting history. The moss that grows over everything due to the climate makes it look like it needs a good clean... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Carcassonne, France
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Another stunning complex in the vicinity of Hue. This is well worth a visit to gain a bit more insight into the imperial history of Vietnam. It was only a pity that it was raining constantly as it would of been stunning to visit on a sunny day.

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Yao, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The tomb represents the life of the dead emperor. There are stutues of his servants. The decorations of the walls and roof are facinating.

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Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Walking around the gardens and the old structures where these Royalties used to roam is in itself surreal. They have impeccable taste in designing their grounds and palaces . it's not overly done, tasteful and simple.

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Carcassonne, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A nice park and a well preserved set of building with an interesting history. The moss that grows over everything due to the climate makes it look like it needs a good clean (which it does) but ignore that and look to the underlying stones and all is OK.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very nice place to visit in that the grounds are beautiful. Further, there were live music performances which were very interesting. Although the grave site is not much to see, this place is still well worth a visit.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even though Tu Duc sounds like a tyrant, I must say that we found his tomb and the surrounding areas very peaceful and relaxing. And there was a lot to see! Some tour groups come in for the basics, and are gone before we have made it to any of the non-obvious buildings. I found the documents printed in Chinese... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Together with Khai Dinh this was my favorite tomb on the Hue tour. It is indeed a big park and of lot of the pagodas and buildings are stll there or renovated, which means a lot for historical buildings in Vietnam, which are sadly too often destroyed or in horrible state. The park is great on a bright day and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fabulous place not only the supposed last resting place of the king. No remains have been found. But also his go to place for rest and relaxation. Vast grounds huge buildings. Lots to see. Sadly spoilt by never ending rain which makes step steps into waterfalls and courtyards awash. We were wet on arrival so didn't care to linger and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tomb is a very peaceful place. Some buildings very quite nice . Other need refurbishment. We spent one hour here . Could have been more if the weather was better. Raining cats and dogs during the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came about 3PM and almost had the place to ourselves (in February). Signs are available in English, but I'd read a guidebook or Wikipedia to get a sense for what the place was really about. Hue has several tombs but to see many of them would probably not be worth your while. I'd start with this one. Kids might... More 

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