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Tomb of Tu Duc

Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #6 of 35 Attractions in Hue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites
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... more » 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. « less
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our visit here. The tomb grounds cover an extensive area and it takes a few hours to explore everything. Beautiful oriental buildings with detailed architecture. I loved the statues of the "small" people, horses and elephant in one of the major court yards. Definately recommended for fellow travellers and a must-see tourist attraction. Also very interesting history to... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This place is well worth a visit, large grounds and lots to see. Tu Duc was a little short fella who had 104 wives + many concubines. The tomb site is a tribute by himself for himself - and he's not even buried there. The servents who buried him in an undisclosed location - all 200 of them - were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This tomb, just like the others near by is beautifully preserved and a great visit. If you are in Hue, you must see them all.

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are pushed for time see the Ming Mang Tomb instead you will understand more as there is not a lot of information available at this tomb. You soon become aware that Tombs have certain set outs & as this one is undergoing an upgrade on the Pagoda by the lake which will be wonderful once it is completed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A very peaceful place to visit with the lake and winding paths from tomb to tomb. Tu Duc was an historian and a poet and this is shown in the design of the tomb

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Sitges, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We visited the tombs very early in the morning. Picked a motorbike in our hotel and got there at 7am. It cannot compare to tombs in other Asian destinations, but still a nice walk if the place is not crowded by tourist buses. If you don't have the time to visit all Tombs when in Hue, try to go to... More

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Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This is a beautiful tomb and one of the highlights on a cruise along the Perfumed River. Recommended.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

not as beautiful as other tombs but I found the history behind the tomb and Tu Duc Emperor was interesting, make sure you have a guide accompanied so that he could tell you many stories from the past

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Tu Duc was the 4th emperor of Vietnam, one who wanted to keep Vietnam to itself, he was a very proud man, Within the tranquil surrounds of his tomb is a vast stone, carved into this stone is a list of all the major, unpopular decisions he made and why he did them, such was his need to be understood.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This king was out of his mind almost all his life and his tomb make us feel that. It' s enormous, full of gold everywhere, lost in the face of a mountain. So different from the others we saw. Always the same problem with the motobikes. There is no parking and it's not allowed to put it near the tomb... More

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