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“A bit disappointing”
Review of Tomb of Tu Duc

Tomb of Tu Duc
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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 August 30, 2013

Run down, restoration work in progress. Not enough signs in English to explain the background of such a historical and significant place. There is only one site map at the main entrance, which is a nuisance as once you are walking around the tombs grounds, you have no clue how far the next exhibit will be or where it is located. Fee is rather expansive...VND 80,000 per person

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

The antique architecture is fine, and I enjoyed the elaborate unpainted woodwork of the interiors. It isn't a mausoleum in the Western sense, but a kind of temple complex. The landscaping impressed me more than the architecture. The small lake has an elegant viewing pavilion, and in June and July the lotus must be splendid (there were few flowers and the leaves were turning brown when I was there in August).

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Reviewed August 29, 2013

dont revisit too many times however this was so prominent in our minds from our only 1 day 2009 trip, we just had to. Beautiful, peaceful place. Fairly cool compared to actual daytime temps as so much beautiful pine forest inside. Has changed a bit with some things being pulled down n rebuilt- just hope it is not too good and still has the not-so-perfect charm it had. A shame to see stalls inside there now.
The women stall keepers outside the tomb walls ran out on to the road as we slowed to look for a park- they actually blocked the road 'making' us stop- wanting us to park in 'their' spots n try to hoodwink you into paying for parking if you do not buy from them as you walk out. I do not believe at all that they have parking rights,I bought a water but would not pay for parking.
We kept scootering straight ahead after this and turned left into the suburbs- was another highlight of the trip as locals come out to see if you are lost etc- love the interaction n local insights. Is a smaller shrine or two further down the road as well.

Thank Minimich61
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

The tombs need a lot of work to restore them to their original state but are great to visit and to learn the history of them

Thank JulieNWhyte
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

we went there for a round 1 hour to see inside. It's a lovely place to se. but some are under contruction or renovation.

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