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Address: Perfume River, Hue, Vietnam

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A great day out!

We hired a motorbike to explore the tombs and drive along the perfume river. We had a great day and particularly enjoyed the tombs of Tu Duc and Kinh Dau.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We hired a motorbike to explore the tombs and drive along the perfume river. We had a great day and particularly enjoyed the tombs of Tu Duc and Kinh Dau.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We visited Tu Doc (romantic garden), Khai Dinh (no power, most ostentatious), and Ming Mai (intellectual procession) mausoleums and found each to be rewarding. I also recommend a private tour over any large group so that one can wander at will and actually FEEL each tomb's effect.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

TripAdvisor needs to sort out and clear up what is what on here. There are many royal tombs - they are all in different states of repair and renovation. I very much recommend doing your research before you visit that way you can see what you want to see and don't miss out. There are several royal tombs I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

An amazing design built straight up a steep hill with four or five levels with different objects and designs in each level and then the tomb itself is heavily and intricately designed with interesting pictures. Out of this world place

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Jamaica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

In all of Vietnam, this is one place not to be missed. Our tour guide cautioned everyone about the steps to reach the tomb (125) and I am glad I made the climb. Words cannot describe the size and beauty of this elaborate tomb. Do not miss. Take your time on the steps to reach the tomb....you will not be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Imperial city and the Emperor's tomb was very interesting. Our tour guide explained to us why it was designed as the highest point, and that water must flow away from it. The tomb and Mu Pagoda were so well cared for and treated with the greatest of respect.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Visited the tombs yesterday. I have mixed feelings about them: nice enough to take a few photographs but not well kept- by that I don't mean I was expecting manicured gardens all around it, but there are virtually no sign anywhere so you do not know what you are seeing, which route to take. There is rubbish all around, building... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The tombs are great to visit in Hue and I thought I'd post about how to get to Gia Long for other travellers. We read about the generally bad group tours and talked to a few motorcycle places to try and get a trip out to Gia Long along with some other tombs. Unfortunately we couldnt find anyone to take... More 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

I have been all around Asia, from India to Japan, and I am usually pretty bored with temples and the like, but I was pleasantly surprised by these tombs. There is a weird combination of building materials, architecture, and styles that is definitely Asian, but also kind of gothic. Outside the tombs are dragons and elephant statues, wall carvings of... More 

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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The royal tombs are the history of Vietnam come to life, if you have a guide. If you do not have a guide, you will be lost, as there is very little tourist information given.

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