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Tomb of Tu Duc

Address: Hue, Vietnam
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$74*
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Private Tour: Hue City Sightseeing Including...
80%
Ranked #8 of 33 Attractions in Hue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The final resting-place of this Nguyen Dynasty emperor and scholar...
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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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Singapore, Singapore
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

There are too many tombs in Hue, and I choose this only tomb to visit because it is near the city, and we do not have much time. Nonetheless, the buldings are not well maintained with traces of part of the bulidings weathered and worn out over the years. Not too much tourist, hence it is still an interesting place... More 

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Maidenhead
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Wonderful setting, our tour guide claims that this is the best mausoleum in Hue, so if your are going to take in a mausoleum during your visit then this is the one. It is set in tranquil settings, so take your time here to soak up the peace and quiet before returning to manic downtown. Be aware many steps and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Whilst the site is without doubt full of history and quite pleasant to stroll around; it is in general need of a tidy up. The renovations currently ongoing are clearly an effort to do this, however the site feels like it is not receiving that ongoing attention that such an old set of buildings requires. Still worth adding onto he... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Owner has built an artificial lake with houses around where his grave is also included. some parts were fine. very much was tired and you do not refurbished but replaced the entire batches of materials with new. so it was both worn and brand new in some places. are you intersserad of graves and see how kejarna lived, this is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There were 3 tombs in this complex, including a concubines residence which was quite lovely. I appreciated the information on the signage. They are restoring the buildings which were damaged during the American war.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Not that much to see her to be honest except the stagnant lake and the tomb itself- which is nothing spectacular- just stone with a few elephant statues around ! You really have to be in to the history of the dynastys to be impressed by this. However read the rules on the wall at the entry- amusing!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

It is something to see---and walk around. Very impressive landscaping as well-bring umbrella-and good walking shoes

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We took a boat trip to see this monument which was great. Looks amazing but I was starting to be stepped out. And there are lots of steps - the mosaics are amazing and the temple is worth a look.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful and pleasant walk. The entrance fee is pretty cheap (just a couple of bucks). Definitely worth the price.

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Dong Hoi, Vietnam
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

In the course of 4 years I've been to all tombs around Hue (including the hard to find ones), but I find this the most beautiful and serene. But be sure to be there out of tourist season and in the early morning.

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