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Tomb of Tu Duc

Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #6 of 31 attractions in Hue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This tomb must once have been an amazing place. The enclosure is vast. It is worth a few hours to truly explore it. Our tour only allowed for an hour. It would be worth hiring a guide. One of its joys is the lack of development, but this is also its failing.

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Burnley, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Visited both Minh Mang and Tu Duc tombs. Both are worth a walk around and can be covered in just over half a day in total. Tu Duc site has a lot more atmosphere/mystical feel to it than Minh Mang as it has not undergone the extensive maintenance/renovation of the latter. Best to visit Minh Mang site first. Minh Mang... More

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Perth, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Beautiful, interesting and well worth a visit. Our guide was very knowledgable and that makes all the difference.

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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Very interesting place. Like a park with tombs. Be ready for hot sun and going around for 1, 5 hour. We used a street taxi for 120000VD from the center. Then he waited and we return back. Drinks at the place at 10000-30000VD. The fee for entrance 850000VD/pax

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Brisbane, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We did a day tour which included this tomb. It's not as good as the others. It was poorly maintained. The shops outside this tomb were the worst, just constantly trying to sell their rubbish products/drinks.

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Santa Ana, California
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was the first tomb on our day trip and maybe because of that it remains memorable for me. With the moat and various temples falling apart, it has a certain charm. I was there in the morning and it wasn't crowded. I really liked seeing all the lotus and frangipani all over the place.

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Hue, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Watch out for tomb ticket sales...short changed EVERY TIME! It is easy to confuse the 10,000 bill for the 100,000 bill...which is what the sales people count on! Another trick is to hand you a couple bills in change and wait to see if you leave...and if you don't then start to dig in to find you the missing bills... More

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Amsterdam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Especially liked the lily pond. Very big area to walk around in. Empress and the son's tombs are at the back. Wished there were more trees, it probably wasn't as hot in the past during summer?

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This Tu Duc Tomb was built about 13 years before the emperor's death - which I thought was pretty cool. It is not just for him, there is also a special area for his concubines and their offspring. His empress got her own building. The closest walk was for the concubines and offspring area, followed by the Empress' on the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A long walk so prepare yourself if it is too sunny when you come over. Should bring umbrella and lots of water

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