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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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Well preserved memorial

Despite undergoing a number of restoration works there is plenty to see and admire at this site. The lake and boathouse were exquisite and a lot of the reception areas, columns... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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Wellesbourne Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Despite undergoing a number of restoration works there is plenty to see and admire at this site. The lake and boathouse were exquisite and a lot of the reception areas, columns and stele were in good repair. Overall a fine tribute to himself!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

The tomb of Tu Doc is a complex of a tomb and temples in the area of Hue. It is located outside Hue of a quiet location and is arguably the most impressive mausoleum of one of the Vietnamese rulers. When in Hue this is a must see.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

This site is well preserved and had a lovely feel to it. Come early in the morning to beat the crowds. Even without a guide you will enjoy it.

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Hanoi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful area with a lot of corners to visit and to rest! Some parts of the compound are still undergoing restoration.

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West Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Emperor Tu Duc spent a lot of energy making this compound reflect his view of the world. Even the statues are no taller than he was (153cm). The grounds are lovely and well maintained. It is a quiet, reflective site and I can understand why he used it as a retreat even during his lifetime.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

there are many tombs in hue to visit but I would choose this one because it is the least damaged and you get a good understanding of its setting and symbolism. some great statuary,mosaics still in situ. take note of the original metal door showing signs of the French attempts to enter the tombs and the uneven tiles due to... More 

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Thua Thien - Hue Province, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I had visited Hue city with my friends very in teresting. Hue is an ancient capital of Vietnam. There are many nice views such as: Minh Mang tomb, Tu Duc tomb, Trang Tien Bridge, ... I'm most impressed ưith Tu Duc tomb. It has beautiful motifs on stone. I will come here again next year.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

You will pass through a sprawling pavilion guarded by stone elephants, horses and soldiers before you reach the reported entrance to the tomb. No proof that it is a tomb because no one has excavated it yet. The spot is hidden behind an octagonal wall which suggets it's the sepulcher where the monarch's remains can be found. Lots of steep... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

At certain times of the day, in a pavillion by the water, local folks in costume play music and sing, which added to the atmosphere of this lovely place. The stone guards (like Emperor's warriors) are so nice and lead you up to the tomb itself.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The tomb is set in beautiful surroundings, which the forth emperor designed himself. Some of the buildings are being restored but this doesn't take away from the magic of the place. Great photo opportunities and well with a visit

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