Tomb of Tu Duc
Tomb of Tu Duc
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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.
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  • Wood77
    Los Angeles, California1,964 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Last Vietnam Dynasty
    Emperor Tu Duc was unable to father children. To compensate for his sorrow, he decide to build a vast complex to enjoy life and be entomb there when he passed. He used countless laborers to turn a stream into a lake with an island where he planted flowers and kept exotic animals. This is a huge royal tomb complex with 50 structures best be toured with a knowledgeable guide. Be prepared to walk a lot.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 May 2023
  • HanoiJW
    Hanoi, Vietnam8,160 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice place !
    Large mausoleum, beautiful design, quite relaxing. It is possible that due to lack of funds, the management equipment inside this relic makes it worse. For example, portable air conditioners with electrical cords are very unsightly. The staff's tools stand out in the relic tinted with time. The entrance fee is very high, which can limit many visitors. so be careful with the street vendors in front of the door, paper fans sell 70,000vnd but you can bargain for 25,000vnd.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 31 May 2023
  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, Colorado961 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Three Tombs in Hue
    We visited several Tombs while in Hue, and this is one of my top three. Its hard to pick one as my overall favorite, because they were all different. This one had a big lake, very large grounds, and the buildings had a lot of yellow accents; it really gave you a feeling for being at peace in nature. Highly recommend visiting this tomb while in Hue.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,213 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    poetic tomb
    i visited here on 6 September,that time i had a one day tour with a private car driver.before coming here,i already visited another two tombs, they are Khai Dinh and Minh Mang, so Tu Duc is the last tomb. unfortunately, when i had lunch at a local restaurant which close to Tomb of Tu Duc, the heavy rain was coming.so i waited at the restaurant till the rain not too heavy,my driver gave me a big umbrella. once entering the place,you will see a lake on your right hand side,it is Luu Khiem Lake, on the lake, there is also Xung Khiem Pavillion and Du Khiem Boat Landing, where the emperor often enjoying flowers, reading books here…because the rain still heavy,i rested at the pavilion,taking some pics,also thinking of the past history of Nguyen dynasty. the scene here is poetic.,very clam when resting here.when the rain not too heavy,i went to Hoa Khiem palace,it is the emperor’s residence when he was visiting. After his death, the palace was switched to a temple. furthermore, there is a royal theater named Minh Khiem. You may have a chance to dress up as the emperor to take some fascinating photos.that time i didn’t see anyone taking photos here,i took some pics here also bought a souvenir at the shop attached. i may missed the burial area of this place,i cant find it that time. may come here again next time, and will visit another four tombs also.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 October 2023
  • MizuhoK
    Hino, Japan3,305 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pretty curvaceous garden. Humble emperor.
    If you join a private one day tour to see Hue, they’ll take you to 3 outside tombs and this is one of them. Tu Duc is impressive with the pretty garden with curvaceous designs. Ponds with lotus looked peaceful. The emperor was said to have been very humble. Chinese character to mean humble 謙 is found in every room. We enjoyed walking the beautiful garden.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Dan W
    London, United Kingdom14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour guided by Hui
    We went on a guided tour led by tour guide Hui, who was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining. He really brought the beautiful site and it’s history to life and made the experience so much better than it otherwise would have been for us. Only 100 VND extra for a private guided tour for 2 people. Highly recommended!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 December 2023
  • houndy11
    Singapore, Singapore184 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A tomb with large table and lake
    Do visit this place after visit the citadel, this is tomb of the 4th emperor, dont skimp on a guide as it is just buildings without explanations. A giant stone tablet is also here, best if you are able to read Chinese as it tells you his "faults". A decent site with nice buildings but it is the story and imagination that excites. We went in a rainy day so do bring umbrella or poncho on riany days.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 December 2023
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RoverP
Inverness, UK740 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
An interesting site but lacking in the beauty and artistry of other sights we saw in Viet Nam. Tu Doc did not sound like a pleasant individual. The mausoleum itself is very grim and austere, but thenTu Doc was not actually buried here. Exactly where he and his treasure were buried is not known as all 200 servants involved with the burial were beheaded to keep the secret safe.
Written 7 April 2024
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houndy11
Singapore, Singapore184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Do visit this place after visit the citadel, this is tomb of the 4th emperor, dont skimp on a guide as it is just buildings without explanations. A giant stone tablet is also here, best if you are able to read Chinese as it tells you his "faults". A decent site with nice buildings but it is the story and imagination that excites. We went in a rainy day so do bring umbrella or poncho on riany days.
Written 16 December 2023
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Dan W
London, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went on a guided tour led by tour guide Hui, who was extremely knowledgeable, engaging and entertaining. He really brought the beautiful site and it’s history to life and made the experience so much better than it otherwise would have been for us. Only 100 VND extra for a private guided tour for 2 people. Highly recommended!
Written 2 December 2023
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MizuhoK
Hino, Japan3,305 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
If you join a private one day tour to see Hue, they’ll take you to 3 outside tombs and this is one of them. Tu Duc is impressive with the pretty garden with curvaceous designs. Ponds with lotus looked peaceful.
The emperor was said to have been very humble. Chinese character to mean humble 謙 is found in every room. We enjoyed walking the beautiful garden.
Written 28 October 2023
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André K
Hefei, China285 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Total waste of time to visit this place. There is nothing to see except empty buildings. The garden and pond is well kept but that is about it. You can spend your time in Hue much better then visiting this site.
Written 26 October 2023
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Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,213 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
i visited here on 6 September,that time i had a one day tour with a private car driver.before coming here,i already visited another two tombs, they are Khai Dinh and Minh Mang, so Tu Duc is the last tomb. unfortunately, when i had lunch at a local restaurant which close to Tomb of Tu Duc, the heavy rain was coming.so i waited at the restaurant till the rain not too heavy,my driver gave me a big umbrella. once entering the place,you will see a lake on your right hand side,it is Luu Khiem Lake, on the lake, there is also Xung Khiem Pavillion and Du Khiem Boat Landing, where the emperor often enjoying flowers, reading books here…because the rain still heavy,i rested at the pavilion,taking some pics,also thinking of the past history of Nguyen dynasty. the scene here is poetic.,very clam when resting here.when the rain not too heavy,i went to Hoa Khiem palace,it is the emperor’s residence when he was visiting. After his death, the palace was switched to a temple. furthermore, there is a royal theater named Minh Khiem. You may have a chance to dress up as the emperor to take some fascinating photos.that time i didn’t see anyone taking photos here,i took some pics here also bought a souvenir at the shop attached. i may missed the burial area of this place,i cant find it that time. may come here again next time, and will visit another four tombs also.
Written 9 October 2023
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orrdin
New York913 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The place combines a lovely lake with interesting temples and the tomb. We also enjoyed the story of the king and reading his epitaph which is quite unique.
Written 3 October 2023
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Garfieldluvr
Denver, CO961 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We visited several Tombs while in Hue, and this is one of my top three. Its hard to pick one as my overall favorite, because they were all different. This one had a big lake, very large grounds, and the buildings had a lot of yellow accents; it really gave you a feeling for being at peace in nature. Highly recommend visiting this tomb while in Hue.
Written 11 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

HanoiJW
Hanoi, Vietnam8,160 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Large mausoleum, beautiful design, quite relaxing. It is possible that due to lack of funds, the management equipment inside this relic makes it worse. For example, portable air conditioners with electrical cords are very unsightly. The staff's tools stand out in the relic tinted with time. The entrance fee is very high, which can limit many visitors. so be careful with the street vendors in front of the door, paper fans sell 70,000vnd but you can bargain for 25,000vnd.
Written 31 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Wood77
Los Angeles, CA1,964 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Emperor Tu Duc was unable to father children. To compensate for his sorrow, he decide to build a vast complex to enjoy life and be entomb there when he passed. He used countless laborers to turn a stream into a lake with an island where he planted flowers and kept exotic animals. This is a huge royal tomb complex with 50 structures best be toured with a knowledgeable guide. Be prepared to walk a lot.
Written 23 May 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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