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Visiting the Tombs of the Emperors

By Viator, May 2013

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Residents of Hue knew how to honor their fierce, royal leaders. As a result, a number of tombs lie in and beyond the city limits, making the once-capital of Nguyen Lords a city of historical, artistic and political significance.

Tomb of Minh Mang

This tomb may be furthest from Hue (and the priciest to enter), but it’s also the most impressive. Beautifully kept gardens, winding walkways and vast grounds make this a tomb worthy of an entire afternoon.

Tomb of Tu Duc

Nearly 50 structures make up this tomb that lies 8 kilometers outside of Hue. The grounds are divided into two main areas—the tombs and the temples. Visitors can wander through and admire the ornate architecture, then rest where the emperor once sat to compose poems and admire his land.

Thai Hoa Palace

Stop by this palace, located in the heart of the Forbidden City, and experience the life of ancient royalty. Visit the site of the emperor’s coronation, see where foreign dignitaries were received and congregate where vital political meetings once took place.

The Noon Gate (Cua Ngo Mon)

This entrance into the Imperial City underwent significant damage during war, yet it remains a highlight of this historical attraction. Climb to the top level for unmatched views of the grounds, the city, and the Perfume River.

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Hue City Sightseeing Tour with Perfume River Cruise

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Take in the best of Hue’s art, architecture, culture and food on a full-day sightseeing tour of the city and its surroundings, including a Perfume River (Huong ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 7-8 hours

From USD $63.00

Private Tour: Hue City Sightseeing Including Imperial City, Royal Tombs and Perfume River Cruise

Travel back in time to Vietnam’s regal past with a private day tour of Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) and Hue’s Royal Tombs. A knowledgeable private guide ...  Read more

Location: Hue, Vietnam
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $73.33

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