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Address: Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam

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I am sure glad I took a Hue tour which took me to many different tombs. It is really amazing how these royals lived. A phrase that was repeated by the tour guide was " life is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this along with the citadel and pagoda. We went to this one first and it was interesting but expensive entry fee compared to other places. I would have spent more time at citadel and not wasted my money here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I am sure glad I took a Hue tour which took me to many different tombs. It is really amazing how these royals lived. A phrase that was repeated by the tour guide was " life is short, but death is eternal" Apparently these royals visited their tombs often when they were were alive. There is much history surrounding these... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

We came here on our private Citadel tour. It is a must see while in Hue city. Rich in history and mind blowing hand carvings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

It is not necessary to visit all the Royal Tombs. Choose a couple of different ones, i.e. Khai Dinh and Minh Mang, and enjoy an hour at each one. Besides the actual buildings (the stele, side rooms, mausoleum) there are gardens, lotus ponds, lots of steps! etc. Some are busier than others (and unfortunately not respectful of the peace and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The Royal tombs are an impressive sight and they vary greatly. It's definitely worth seeing. They give you a sense of the power and grandeur of Royal Vietnam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I visited three of the royal tombs. They are all more like parks than mausoleums, tho they are in various states of disrepair or ruin. It amuses me to think that the monarchs, with perhaps one exception, probably thought these places would be perpetual reminders of their glory, rather than fall into ruins in less than 150 years. You will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The Royal Tombs are definitely worth the trip out of the city. They are well maintained and there is plenty of signage provided in English to help you learn the story of each tomb as you walk through them. There are quite a few options for how to get out to see them, but my partner and I ended up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Absolutely amazing. While the Imperial City gets a lot of attention, the array of temple complexes around Hue make it one of Vietnam's most interesting and amazing cities, and the royal tombs in particular are beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The royal tombs are situated quite far from the center of town but the trip by scooter or taxi is worth it. Hue is a nice town with lots of open space. If you have the time visit one or 2 tombs. Give more time to the citadel which is huge and is a 'must see' in Hue

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The architecture of the place is stunning, as is the location and the views from the top of the structure are amazing. Take plenty of water as local stalls charge up to three times the normal amount! Visited this as part of a theee tomb tour and river cruise.

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Address: Address: Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue

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