Hue: Half Day Emperors of Contrast by Road to Tu Duc and Khai Dinh Tomb
- 3 Hours
- 3 Hours
- On request
The hills surrounding Hue are dotted with the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty emperors. Built not only as an eternal resting place, the tombs were designed for recreation; somewhere the Emperor could fish, hunt and enjoy the company of concubines in his twilight years. Your tour combines visits to two of the most contrasting tombs. First, you will visit the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, resplendent in traditional architecture, paved walkways, resting pavilions overlooking tranquil lotus ponds, and a small forest for hunting. In stark contrast, you will continue on to Khai Dinh's Tomb. Remembered as the "Puppet Emperor" because of his affiliation with the French, this tomb was designed with colonial flair, and a glass mosaic frieze dominates the interior.
Duration: 3 Hours
Departs: 8 a.m. - Returns: 11:30 a.m.
Departs: 1 p.m. - Returns: 4:30 p.m.