Tomb of Tu Duc
Tomb of Tu Duc
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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.
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Alex H
Port St. Mary, UK1,062 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We visited three tombs during our stay in Hue. The best way to do this was to rent a scooter (which you can do from your hostel or rental shop). The three tombs are all reachable in the same day, along with other places, if you take a scooter.

This particular tomb is pretty cool and has very pretty gardens surrounding it. It’s worth a visit if you are able. The entry fee is 150,000 and can be bought right outside the entrance.

NB - you can park your scooter for free outside the entrance, so don’t feel obliged to pay anyone for parking.
Written February 13, 2023
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palawanismyhome
Palawan Island, Philippines22,643 contributions
Dec 2022
We did not want to visit all the tombs so we asked the owner of our guest house which was the best and that is why we ended up here. There is not only Tu Duc's tomb here but his wife's too, a lake, a pavilion, and a temple. The workers were forced laborers and the tomb was designed by Tu Duc himself. It is easy to spend 2 hours strolling around the 14 hectares as there is so much to see. Apparently the emperor Tu Duc was never actually buried here, but was interred in a secret place. Bad luck for the workers who buried him as they were all beheaded after the burial.
Written December 28, 2022
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,621 contributions
Jan 2020
At only 8 km of Huê, in the Thuy Xuan Commune, you will find the "Tomb of Tu Dúc", aka the "Tomb of Modesty". It is not only a "Royal Tomb", but a complex of over 50 structures, spread along 20 hectares. Emperor Tu Dúc was the longest ever reigning monarch of the Nguyen Dynasty (1848-1883) and started planning his tomb long before his death, as the tomb was finished in 1867. He probably enjoyed it so much, that he lived in the tomb complex until his death in 1883. Emperor Tu Dúc was a philosopher and an accomplished scholar of history and literature, being responsible for writing his own funerary stele. The complex was divided in many areas, including the tomb itself, palaces, pavilions, ponds ringed by frangipani trees, a small islet and even a theather! Situated inside "Luong Khiem Pavilion", "Minh Khiem Duong" is considered the oldest surviving theater in Vietnam! Amazing legends of the Nguyen Emperors ... Enjoy!
Written November 20, 2020
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Dan W
Portland, OR1,984 contributions
Feb 2020
I really enjoyed my visit of this amazing tomb, the other buildings that accompany its location and the wonderful landscaping of grounds and water features. Ponds full of koi, an imaginative islet in the lake/pond, and the amazing colorful buildings and ruins are captivating. The colorful roof tops have beautiful dragons along them and there are several bonsai trees in the courtyard. There is an amazing furniture display, a palanquin for carrying the king and information on the Nguyen dynasty. Closer to the tomb is a large brightly colored monument with porcelain flowers. At the back of the tomb is a wall with more amazing dragons Well worth an hour-long stop!
Written February 19, 2020
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julia b
60 contributions
Nov 2019
The grounds of the tomb are very lovely with ponds full of coy fish. the roof tops have beautiful dragons along them and there are several bonsai trees in the courtyard. Inside, there is amazing furniture like a carrier for the king and information on the Nguyen dynasty. Closer to the tomb is a large brightly coloured monument with porcelain flowers. At the back of the tomb is a wall with more amazing dragons
Written February 6, 2020
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Ali921
Edinburgh, UK1,284 contributions
Nov 2022
Very large grounds which are very well maintained. Can get a lot of visitors (depends on when the coach groups arrive) but the area is so large that it is still easy to find yourself alone. Lots to see and best done with a guide. Well worth a visit. After the citadel and Thien Mu pagoda this is probably the next best attraction.
Written November 30, 2022
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Daniel C
Hue, Vietnam10 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
We visited just after a heavy summer rain about 4 PM. Rising moist air gave the tour a mystical magical experence.
We were 2 of about 10 others as the rain chased the hoards away.
We use the audio narration which is a must to get the story behind the old buildings in the compound. We spent a little over an hour. Pleasant visit good history lesson.
Written July 28, 2020
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srimanone
Joshua Tree, CA965 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
This elaborate tomb and beautiful lands with lakes and well taken care of environment. Not to be missed when coming to Hue. Not very crowded and easy to talk around. Do rent the audio and take it along for easy time I understand. No need to take a guide, even tho, they looked lovely. For me, better off with audio. Take your time at least one hour plus, a lot of walking but good areas to sit and contemplate what life was like during those days. Really, 100 plus wives and could not father a son, due to smallpox infection when he was young. being upsetting about all this led him to capitulate to the nasty French colonistS who tried for over 100 years to dominate this country only has to leave again and again.
Written January 10, 2020
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Alan R
Aiken, SC34 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Another stop when you stay in Hue is the tomb of Tu Duc. The story of the emperor and his tomb is very interesting and not just for individuals who like history. Take some time when you are in Hue and visit this impressive area. Admission is 150k dong per person. I also recommend stop and go tours driver services for the trip.
Written February 4, 2020
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Emilie G
Montrouge, France1,587 contributions
Dec 2019
Another must-see mausoleum, of the Tu Duc king. A gigantic and peaceful site. We visited it at the end of the afternoon and it was almost empty. Good to plan 45 minutes to an hour as the site is big and composed of the king's mausoleum but also the queen and one of a royal child. Beautiful site.
Written January 19, 2020
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