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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.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Tay Nhat Hamlet, An Cuu Village, Hue 530000, Vietnam
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went there with high expectation and there was really nothing to see there were really no artifacts that was Not original only had a couple pieces in Display case . Some of the building was decorated but there was nothing really else to see and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tomb is more like a well designed garden. It’s very expansive and a nice and quiet retreat from the city beautifully surrounding a lake.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tombs is another great place to visit. It has a lot of stairs so wear comfortable shoes for this place.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dianalee_13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the tomb area is a bit big. u need some time to see it properly as u got to walk down in. has a cool lake and green lawn inside. entry fee is quite high. a bit far from the city but easy to reach...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 435jalali
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first stop during a tour (private car)of the three famous royal tombs, as it turns out It was our favourite. There was hardly anyone there during our visit, (arriving early) we loved walking through the large picturesque grounds, with a lake as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was an impressive site, mad all the more interesting by the excellent details provided by our guide, Mr. Hoa.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WhiteRockBruce
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tomb of the king was built many years before his death: like the Egyptian pharaohs it was an important task for the monarch. The pleasure gardens and buildings around it also housed the king, the queen and his 100 concubines for many years of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Nicholle2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We toured the Tomb of Tu Duc as part of the Hue city tour. We had a great day and enjoyed the beautiful grounds and buildings.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ljl898
Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We got some emotions just to walk into this walls. We seat with friends in a bank, enjoying the place, talking, laughing, one of our best moments in our trip! The constellation of this place just brought us some wellness. We just forgot the time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank WorldcitizenCH
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

Would be better for tourists if there are information map at the entrance to explain the significant of the place and important artifacts. It would have been more enjoyable to understand the culture of this place instead of just taking photos. Not well restored.

Date of experience: January 2019
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March 27, 2016|
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Response from JenniferR8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are, the whole area is open and the Tomb it's self is in an open area but not spectacular for photos. The surrounding areas are very photogenic so a camera is a must.
December 14, 2015|
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Response from janneman55 | Reviewed this property |
when you pay for the imperial city, you can take a combo-ticket for that and the mausolea
January 14, 2015|
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Response from Aslak V | Reviewed this property |
You already had a lot of suggestions. We had our trip booked by our travel agency, vietnam-rejser.dk ... They booked Ngoc from DMZ travels. The trip included private driver and lunch
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Newcastle, Australia
Hue: perfume river and tombs (4 Replies)
Hi everyone, We would like to see Thien Mu pagoda and the tombs of Tu Duc, Dong Khan, Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. Is it possible to take a perfume river tour to the pagoda and then get dropped say, near the tomb of Tu Duc to be picked up by the driver? Thanks.
February 13, 2009|
Response fromtracey07|
Thanks...but travelling with a 3 year old, so maybe not such a good idea for us. tracey
Singapore, Singapore
Vietnam in July 08 - need suggestions (7 Replies)
My friends and i will be visiting Vietnam for 12 days in July 08 and we are deciding between hoi'an and Hue and the activities to do there. Hue. Imperial Citadel Tombs of the Emperors Perfume River Tomb of Gia Long Tomb of Thieu Tri Tomb of Tu Duc Tomb of Dong Khanh Tomb of Khai Dinh Wondering which of the above attractions should we visit at HUE? Is there any other places worth visiting? We only intend to spend about 2 days at Hue. How about Hoi'an? Is it worth going? ...More
May 21, 2008|
Response fromparkhopper|
Hi Ang, Just list for you some sightseeings and activities for Hue and Hoi An. Both cities are worth going you will not regret:-) Hue and nearby area: - Imperial citadel - River/Thien Mu Pagoda/Hon Chen Temple - Tombs: you don't need to visit all, tombs of Gia Long, Thieu Tri and Tu Duc may be enough. - Garden-house tour: old houses of mandarins/royal family members. - Lang Co beach: one among the nicest beach in Viet Nam, view from Hai Van pass is also wonderful. - Phong Nha Cave in...More
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Hue in one day (from Hoi An) (1 Reply)
Hi all, we are going to visit Hue in April for one day only. We will hire a car with a driver (but not a guide) in Hoi An and I want to make sure that we go to all of the must-see places. So I have a few questions, I hope you can help me: 1. What is the best day of the week to visit Hue (less traffic? special celebrations?) 2. Will we have enough time to visit all of these places (in about 6 hours): ---- Hue Citadel and Imperial City, Thien Mu pagoda,Tu Hieu pagoda, tomb of Tu Duc, tomb of...More
February 14, 2017|
Response fromtravelka77|
Perhaps someone knows the answers to some of the questions, if not all? Thank you!