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“Largest Tomb”
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Tomb of Tu Duc
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Full-Day Hue City Tour Including Perfume River Cruise
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Ranked #10 of 112 things to do in Hue
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed November 13, 2012

This was the largest Tomb out of the 3 tombs we visited in Hue, Vietnam. The grounds were so large it was more like a park than a tomb. With lily ponds and meandering paths was quite serene.

The site was a little run down but efforts of restoration is apparent, however there is much to do.

Entrance fee was $80k dong.

Thank Peachy_Di
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

This wasn't our favourite but the large pond and decorative tombs set within peaceful grounds makes this one of the better tombs we visited.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

This Tomb covers a large area so it takes some time to see it all as the buildings are a little 'spread out'. There is quite a bit of variety in styles which makes it interesting architecturally, but my favourite was the Xung Khiem Pavilion, which I thought very Japanese looking, overlooking the lake. Parts of the grounds seem in need of a little TLC but it was still very enjoyable exploring the site and the various buildings. Unusually it was not crowded but perhaps we were just lucky to be between tour buses, and most of the visitors that were there seemed to visit only the main buildings close to the gates and not explore those areas further away.

Thank ozteddy
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

Our guide informed us that Tu Duc, the fourth emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty was arguably the most popular emperor of his time. His story is a particularly interesting one where he was obviously so popular almost every eligible wanted to be his wife - he had a 100 or so wives. The location of the rather large mausoleum is very peaceful and perched on a very calm lake. Lovely!

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Tu Duc was such a wealthy and influential person he could afford hundred of wives. You will see where all the living quarters were and begin to understand the power of the man and the society in which he lived. The architecture is stunning, the design impressive and interesting.

Thank KenGAtOz
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