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Tomb of King Tu Duc

Eight kilometer from Hue city locates the Tomb of King Tu Duc, who had the longest reign in the Nguyen Dynasty and died in 1883. As an expert in eastern philosophy, literature and literature, in his lifetime, the emperor composed an abundance of works, such as verses and prose. King Tu Duc embedded romantic vision into the creation of his tomb, which was designed and constructed more like a fairyland: pure lake with a tiny island for hunting game, elegant pavilion for retreat and inspiration, palace area used to stay, etc.. Yet the labor and money cost to built this tomb inflamed the rebellion of the workers, who attempted to overthrown the king with the help of his distant cousin.

The tomb is guarded by a 1500m wall and consists of a park, temples, palaces, theaters and the tomb area - all reflects poetic elements that the king favored very much. Amenities for the living are unmatched at any other tomb in Vietnam, even the famous Royal Tomb of King Minh Mang and Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue.

Ironically, despite the splendor of the site and the amount of time King Tu Duc spent here, he was buried in another unknown location in Hue. The secret hasn't been unveiled today. If you are interested in this myth, contact us to take a trip and discover it!

Forbidden Purple City, Imperial CitadelThien Mu Pagoda and Dong Ba Market are also on the list of tourist must-sees. Decide whether they fit your interest.

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