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Royal Tombs

Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #2 of 34 Attractions in Hue
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cemeteries
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Astoria, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Be sure to bring an informative guidebook, guide or read up on their history online. Background information is vital to fully appreciating these tombs. They can all be visited in a day and make for a great outing. My girlfriend and I rented a moped. We felt that this was a great way to do it.

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Long Beach, California, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

this place was beautiful a place where yo would like to take a picture of the place then have your photo taken in front of it!!

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London, United Kingdom
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79 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

To think that a puppet emperor in the mid 20th century could have such an amazing burial and tomb, goes against any logical prejudice you could think, but probably this is the secret of the charm of this tomb. Everything is excessive in a mix of all and new. Surprisingly very interesting

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Bangkok, Thailand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited Khai Dinh, Tu Duc, and Minh Mang Tombs during our time in Hue. Khai Dinh Tomb was definitely the most impressive and most beautiful out of all three. As people have mentioned they can be part of a 'tourist mill' but we rented a motorbike and went on our own. I suggest this way because we felt there... More

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Tromso, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The reason I'm rating the Royal Tombs instead of each one is that I cannot to save my life, tell the tombs and pagodas apart. Though I do remember they were quite different, I cannot tell which was who's or where. It costs a small Vietnamese fortune to get in, and it takes quite an effort to avoid buying souvernirs... More

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Milan, Italy
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33 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You surely don't have to visit all of them, just the major ones - they are all pretty much similar in structure, architecture, concept, etc. but I would definitely check a couple out maybe as part of a day motorbike tour out in the small villages around Hue

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We wanted to see the royal tombs when we were in Hue. We read from some reviews that they were easy enough on foot if we can get a boat down the Perfume River. Don't be fooled, that's not true. We were offered tour packages at our hotel but declined thinking we would be adventurous and get a boat by... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We only went to two mausoleums on our trip and they were totally different! One was garish and flamboyant with amazing decoration, while the other was a bit depressing. We saw them on different days with our guide. On the second day I thought 'ugh, another mausoleum' but I totally took it back. Seeing the contrast of the two made... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The three tombs all vary so it is interesting to visit them all. We found them easily accessible and well maintained. There are lots of people trying to sell to tourists as you would expect but they are polite and did not bother us.

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Dublin, Ireland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

we were slightly unconventional and organised informally with a local boat owner to bring us on a river trip with time to visit two of the Royal Tombs. This meant that when we landed from the boat the owners wife negotiated two moto bikes and drivers to take us the 10 or 12 km round trip in a little under... More

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