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Tomb of Tu Duc

Address: Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #9 of 33 Attractions in Hue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The final resting-place of this Nguyen Dynasty emperor and scholar...
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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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Adelaide, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I know you may feel all tombed out, but they are quite different so well worth visiting each one of them.

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Gunnedah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

More than just a little tomb this is expansive and take quite a bit of time to get around make sure you get your guide to explain the meanings of the lions and dragons stone work.

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Hampshire, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

On entering the grounds there was quite a lot of work going on...cleaning paintwork. When we eventually got to Tu Duc's tomb, I was amazed how plain and rundown it looked. His son's tomb was quite lovely. The area is very quiet, I can see why he liked staying there. It's a pine forest and he had a small lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Was great to travel here with our bike tour. We walked around the massive location where the 'tomb' was and the other areas in which told a story about his life. This is also under reconstruction, but it doesn't hinder your experience. Great to see history of Viet Nam.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was a lovely place - beautiful peaceful location for the 4th kings burial place - beautiful architecture and sad to learn that this King died with an incomplete life - the half moon part of this tomb tells it's story.

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Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Less impressive than Ming Mang but considering this was the longest ruling emperor the tomb turned out to be the biggest

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Tychy, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's nice to see before its renovated although it seems to be last minute the construction work is being done now. We had one hour walk but it would have been nice to spend more time...

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Enjoyed this visit. A serene place with a lovely peace about it. Would be perfect if it were void of noisy tourists who didn't seem to care where they were as long as the photos were good. Would highly recommend a tour guide (preferably a private tour) so you can appreciate the history. So glad we went.

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Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

It was one of those things we needed to do while in Hue, and even though the weather wasn't great, we did enjoy walking through this large tomb complex. We wished there was a bit more in terms of explanations at various locations within the tomb. There was a fair bit on construction work going on but that did not... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This relatively recent tomb built by Tu Duc is an amazing display of personal self aggrandisement and ego. No offspring as he was homosexual according to our guide and he apparently did not care anything about what he did to his people. To pay for this structure he doubled the tax on all land!

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