Royal Tombs
Royal Tombs
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  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    resting places for emperors of Nguyen dynasty
    There are seven royal tombs in Hue, but i just visited three of them on 5 September. that time, i had a one day trip. i visited tomb of Minh Mang first,and then tomb of Khai Dinh,the last one is Tu Duc. These tombs are representatives of Vietnam’s historical and architectural brilliance. they are serve as serene resting places for Vietnamese emperors in the feudal era. Exploring these tombs offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich heritage of Hue and its royal past. next time,i will visit another four of them.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 8 October 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    City of Palaces and tombs
    Hue was the last Imperial city in Vietnam, country's capital from 1802-1945 when it was ruled by Nguyen dynasty (with French blessing). Therefore it's famous for its Imperial Palace (built likewise the Beijing one) and Royal tombs and shrines scattered around the area. There're some 7 or 8 tomb sites, but the most famous and ornate is Khai Dinh Emperor tomb. Mostly, all tomb sites are in Hue southwest suburbs.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
  • gladys s
    Hong Kong, China28 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful interior decoration
    We joined a day tour to Hue. The visit to this Royal tomb was the most impressive ones. (other spots were a bit ruined, or else renovated). The interior decoration were stunning (and worthwhile to climb all the stairs afterall). Our tour guide explained very well on its historical stories.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 March 2024
  • HuddersT
    Huddersfield, United Kingdom130 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    We bought a combination ticket when we visited to Imperial City and Citadel, so we arranged a driver through our hotel so we could visit a number of the tombs and also the Phuoc Duyen pagoda. We especially enjoyed Minh Mang’s tomb and Tu Duc’s tomb, which are set in large gardens, there’s a lot more to see than I had expected. If you’re in Hue then I highly recommend a trip round the tombs.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 April 2024
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK1,353 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I was very skeptical about visiting the tombs and questioned why such a thing would be on the itinerary...then I went to one!
WOW
Tu Doc tomb area was set in beautiful grounds with a lake and palace buildings to visit (and a chance to dress up as an emperor!).
But the Khai Dinh tomb was out of this world. Yes, many steps to get to the courtyards - which are impressive places before you even reach the tomb - but with cute dragon banisters and worth the exertion. The entrance to the tomb is amazing but once inside it had me speechless. Ornate would be an understatement.
So glad I came out of my huff and visited around these tombs. A real highlight of my trip.
Written 24 April 2024
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Ellen M
145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Totally worth a visit. Very different architecture from many the monuments in the area, and all are worth seeing. Take a picture with the monk and soldier statues in the courtyard! We were happy to have a guide walk us through the history, architecture, and symbolism. Very nice spot to visit. Not sure what else to say, but we're glad we went.
Written 17 April 2024
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HuddersT
Huddersfield, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We bought a combination ticket when we visited to Imperial City and Citadel, so we arranged a driver through our hotel so we could visit a number of the tombs and also the Phuoc Duyen pagoda. We especially enjoyed Minh Mang’s tomb and Tu Duc’s tomb, which are set in large gardens, there’s a lot more to see than I had expected. If you’re in Hue then I highly recommend a trip round the tombs.
Written 10 April 2024
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Barrie W
Toronto, Canada64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
These rulers planned huge burial places for themselves up the sides of a mountain. Revered even today, these sites are well worth a visit.
Written 30 March 2024
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gladys s
Hong Kong, China28 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We joined a day tour to Hue. The visit to this Royal tomb was the most impressive ones. (other spots were a bit ruined, or else renovated). The interior decoration were stunning (and worthwhile to climb all the stairs afterall). Our tour guide explained very well on its historical stories.
Written 25 March 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Hue was the last Imperial city in Vietnam, country's capital from 1802-1945 when it was ruled by Nguyen dynasty (with French blessing).
Therefore it's famous for its Imperial Palace (built likewise the Beijing one) and Royal tombs and shrines scattered around the area. There're some 7 or 8 tomb sites, but the most famous and ornate is Khai Dinh Emperor tomb. Mostly, all tomb sites are in Hue southwest suburbs.
Written 4 February 2024
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Coopper29
Guildford, UK614 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We visited the Royal tombs and found them to be of great historic interest, as they went back many centuries. Beautiful setting and gardens.
Written 27 October 2023
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
There are seven royal tombs in Hue, but i just visited three of them on 5 September. that time, i had a one day trip. i visited tomb of Minh Mang first,and then tomb of Khai Dinh,the last one is Tu Duc. These tombs are representatives of Vietnam’s historical and architectural brilliance. they are serve as serene resting places for Vietnamese emperors in the feudal era. Exploring these tombs offers a fascinating glimpse into the rich heritage of Hue and its royal past. next time,i will visit another four of them.
Written 8 October 2023
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Troy Hill
Scarborough, UK30 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
The tombs aren’t worth your money or time, just don’t bother.

Stick to the Citadel (Imperial City) cut your Hue trip to one full day, one night if you can make it work.

Recommend add or extend Da Nang to your plan and use it to visit Marble Mountain, Hoi An and explore the restaurants, bars, live music venues, beach and nightlife in Da Nang instead.

You’ll learn far more about Vietnam and meet better honest Vietnamese people.

Hue is full of cons and crooks trying to exploit one another and cash in on some crap historical assets.

If you insist on Hue visit the Buddhist temples, also where the famous Thich Naht Hanh (famous Buddhist monk who spent majority of his time in the West) departed this world. Also recommend go see the Cathedral. It won’t cost you a thing, but will experience more culture and interesting architecture.
Written 24 July 2022
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omega132857
Chichester, UK1,972 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
With a fit pair of legs, we set out with our guide. It all looks a bit grey to start with, but as you climb and look inside you will see some really amazing colours.As I have said in my other reviews, you really do need a guide, or you will see lots but know nothing.
Written 30 September 2020
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