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Address: Tay Nhat Hamlet, An Cuu Village, Hue, Vietnam
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The final resting-place of this Nguyen Dynasty emperor and scholar was...

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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Can not miss when visiting Hue city!

There are many tombs in Hue city but in my opinions, this was the most beautiful tomb with fantastic scenery around. We visit 03 tombs in Hue city but we found that this was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The tomb of To Duc looks like its a 5 star resort rather than a tomb, as the Emperor lived here for over 20 years before he died. A sprawling complex that can be explored at a leisurely pace. I would suggest getting a tour guide for this attraction, as the most interesting part of my visit was hearing all... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a bit disappointing after seeing Minh's (no 2 emperor) tomb. Because his failure to produce children, despite numerous wives, his wasn't entitled to have signs of power and virility, so a lot of very dark dull colours are used which is a shame considering the lovely settings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Late afternoon heavy rains drove most people out and I had the place to myself. The downpour lasted a few minutes only and I wandered around, impressed by the beauty of the tomb and gardens. One of the coolest gardens I've seen in Asia. Don't miss it, even if it's raining.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many tombs in Hue city but in my opinions, this was the most beautiful tomb with fantastic scenery around. We visit 03 tombs in Hue city but we found that this was fantastis because this tombs has an interesting history and very poetic here. The tombs has royal architecture and focus on many detail when building. The lake... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is the place to go to visit the burial site of Emperor Tu Duc. But to this day no one knows where he is buried for real. All those who knew were beheaded to keep the secret location secret so enemies couldn't find his body.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Concubines and summer retreat. These guys had it good. Sensitive restoration. Make sure you stop and appreciate the significance of this site. Its not always impressive unless you have an anthropological/ archeological interest and visualisation. Find a shady spot and contemplate life from another era, appreciate what they built and the turbulent times it was built in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When my hotel staff told me she thought Tu Duc was the best among the 3 tombs to visit, I didn't believe her. I had been reading reviews of Tu Duc and knew about the construction work going on. Well, I went to Tu Duc and the hotel was right. It is the best of the 3. Also, the construction... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a summer palace and a burial site for Tu Duc. With the dammed up stream forming a lake, this was and is a restful place. Lots of trees, lots of water, easy walking.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit for a nice walk and also a bit of history. The Emperor Tu Duc meant a lot to Vietnam so worth it just to learn more about him (he was the longest serving emperor). The place is big, had a large lake and beautiful garden surroundings. It'll take some time to go around the whole area though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can understand why the people secretly hatched a plot to rid themselves of this monster. Sadly it failed. The fact that he is secretly buried elsewhere (still not found) must have been bitter bile for the people. It is a fantastic site with great photo opportunities. Huge palaces adorn the grounds, well worth the visit.

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