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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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In March 2015 we visited on a hot day and were rewarded with a tranquil and lovely experience which allowed us to gain an insight into Vietnamese history and the importance, in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

In March 2015 we visited on a hot day and were rewarded with a tranquil and lovely experience which allowed us to gain an insight into Vietnamese history and the importance, in the past, of Hue. Whilst there is not a lot to see, there is enough to enjoy - the trees, the landscape, the lakes, the alleged mausoleum and... More 

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Koper, Slovenia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Not worth 4 $ for the ticket. Lots of empty rooms and crumbling walls. It's more of a huge garden then an interesting tomb. If a wasn't a photography appassionate I'd be even more bored. PS - The photos I've added are from the best parts. Don't let them fool you, I'm a quite good photographer :)

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Maybe it's because of the season, While doing a tombs trip at Hue and after visiting some of the other Vietnam kings tombs, I am grading this one with the poorest one. It's looks dull. My recommendation: If you are doing a tomb trip by yourself, this will be the last one to see if at all.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is 1 of 3 tomb you must visit. Typical Vietnamese design, quiet and beautiful place with lake and hill surround.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a really calm oasis in the centre of the city. It is not too crowded or busy. The only negative is the souvenir stalls inside, really off putting.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

All the tombs are equipped with statues and monuments in perfect “Phong Thuy” (Feng Shui) harmony to create a natural setting, in the architecture of which the king’s philosophical tendencies are often reflected. The respective tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh reflect the absolute extremes of tomb design. Tu Duc’s tomb is expansive and poetically beautiful in its layout.... More 

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one of the main tombs to visit near Hue. Much of it has been restored but it's size and importance make it worthwhile. We eavesdropped on a guide and the information he provided was great. Just a very cool place with lots of history.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

A large site,plenty of walking required,uneven pathways with numerous steps. The buildings and Tomb are dowdy and need renovations,It is old with great History,there is funding given by several Governments for ongoing work and repair,I am sure it will be magnificent once completed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Enjoy the peaceful and natural setting as you stroll the complex which is quite large. Plenty of good photo opportunities to be had. I recommend an early start to avoid heat and crowds.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Really enjoyed Tu Ducs tomb. The architecture and history are fascinating. It really give you a glimpse of the royal lifestyle. If you like photography spend some time here to watch the light and shadows move.

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