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Address: Hue, Vietnam
Description: The final resting-place of this Nguyen Dynasty emperor and scholar was...
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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what ancient kings had done to memorize themselves for ages

Large gardens, several monumental buildings and the graveyard itself. As in other parts of the ancient world, the kings body is not under the big tombstone, but somewhere else... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Large gardens, several monumental buildings and the graveyard itself. As in other parts of the ancient world, the kings body is not under the big tombstone, but somewhere else (off-site, deeper, etc.) the site is impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

The grounds are extensive and well kept. Many of the buildings are imposing and the walk around the lake is lovely in any season. Take some time to enjoy the surroundings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

this was our first introduction to the Nguyen kings and we came away quite impressed. The personal artifacts could be better organized thought

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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Tu Duc,another popular emperor that lived a long time and built a tomb with lots of gardens and places for people to relax in. Worth a look just to see how they built their structures so strong from brick/stone. Engineers....have a look,you may learn something.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

So this Vietnamese leader decided to build his tomb while he was still alive and live there. If you go, you will understand his decision. This is gorgeous park with multiple terraces and a lake. There's some lovely pavilions and walks. Enjoy it.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Unlike the khai dinh tomb, don't expect much of luxury displays as according to my tour guide, this king didn't splash much on building this tomb, however you can feel the peacefulness and the serenity inside the site. It's quite similar to the Minh Mang tomb if you don't have time you can select one.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Although it is in a beautiful setting, the directions for getting around and the labeling of the sites could have been better. Visit this after you go to the Citadel.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I guess this site may look better when the Frangipanis are flowering. It looked a bit neglected and gloomy. I most enjoyed the concubines tombs even though they were almost beyond repair.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It was a good ride to go to by bicycle. Please take note thatyouhave to pay to stall our bike. Walk a little bit further to stall it or look for the signs at the restaurant 'free park'. They do expect you to buy something thought, so we just bought a bottle of water (10.000 vnd max!).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

Reminds me of bejing's forbidden palace. So peaceful and relaxing. This 4th king had 103 wives (2nd king had more than 700 wives). You must see this place.

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