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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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Dendermonde, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Very nice tomb. The only thing is that western tourist pay double (80 k dong) then Vietnamese people.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

While not my favorite Hue tomb (that would be Minh Mang), Tu Duc's tomb grounds were great in their own right. The compound of buildings is sizable, but still has wonderful greenery and peaceful water features surrounding it.

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Melbourne
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We visited this by boat and bike. That was not a sensible choice in July. After about 1/2 an hour at the tomb we had had all we could take of the heat. If we had taken a cab we would have been able to tolerate the heat for longer at the tomb, and had some kind of understanding what... More

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Bicester, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The tombs were very impressive in a lovely setting. A number of parts were under renovation, covered with tarpaulin and scaffolding. That said its great to see that money is being spent to renovate and maintain these great pieces of history

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

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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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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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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