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Royal Tombs

Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #2 of 33 Attractions in Hue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Cultural
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries, Cultural

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Los Angeles, California
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195 reviews 195 reviews
102 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I understand that complaining about a tourist place being crowded is silly, especially considering I am a tourist. That being said, I still preferred the Tomb of Minh Mang more than that of Khai Dinh b/c of the lack of tourists at the former compared to the large masses at the latter. I suppose if I was there early it... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Amazing to see the work and planning emperors had put into preparing their last resting place. Architecture was fascinating and walking the grounds reflective and peaceful

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Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Very gothic, beautiful contrasting yellow doors with black stone. The statues in the courtyard each have a different face. The actual tomb area is in rooms that are completely covered with 3D mosaic on all surfaces. The mosaics were done with pottery and glass pieces, some including glass from bottles and broken shards of pottery. Very creative and inspiring.

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Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The place is a must visit, lots of paradoxes! You can visit the handicraft workshops & incense making shops also. The self critique of an Emperor etched in stone on a huge tablet is unique!

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We hire a motorbike for $8 and drove it ourselves, we just took a map from the hotel and we got there, breathtaking scenery and the tombs by itself are a monument to the emperor's. It worth the visit!

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The complexes were interesting to visit but terribly run down and in need of serious maintenance, esp as listed as World Heritage. Need local guide to explain various buildings and monuments as little written info provided on site.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Visiting the tombs gives a good perspective in Vietnams history, believes and religion. Our guide, Ngoc, was well informed about all aspects.

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Betchworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Definitely worth a visit .. but take a guide to explain as there is little to tell you what is what!

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South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Spent nearly 3 hours exploring the Tu Duc, Minh Mang and Kiah Dinh tombs as well as the citadel. Tu Duc and Minh Mang are relatively flat and surrounded by gardens and lakes but the steps are Kiah dinh are steep...but the detail in the architecture and bas relief inside is spectacular. There is restoration work happening at present but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We rented a motorbike from our hotel for only $7 and drove their ourselves (Google maps name: Lăng Khải Định, GPS coordinates: 16.399012 N, 107.590310 E). The drive there is very nice and the place itself offers beautiful views and spectacular architecture. Fee to get in was 80,000 VND.

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