With the most beautiful and special architecture under Nguyen dynasty, surrounding the tomb is a valley and the pine hills, and 475h width Tu Duc Tomb is really worthy as one of the most beautiful tombs in Hue. Tu Tuc Tomb is located Thuy Xuan District, Hue City and it is far from the center of Hue city around 8km. The tourist could catch a bus, taxi, cyclo, even also possible ride a bike from Hue city to go Tu Duc Tomb because the roads are very easy and beautiful.
Tu Duc is the fourth King of Nguyen dynasty, he has reigned for 36 years from 1847 to 1883. With 13 Kings of Nguyen dynasty is Tu Duc is the king who had the most propound Oriental learning, the best about the Confucianism. He was very good about the history, the philosophy, the literature, and like the poetry very much. Tu Duc King’s rest in peace is very suitable with his habit and expectation, surrounding the tomb is the blue pine hills and the small rivers, lakes.
The complex of Tu Duc Tomb was built by the brick and stone with the high art. Beside the purpose is the rest in peace of king when he died is Tu Duc Tomb is also the place for the king to relax, read, chant the poem….so that the landscape of Tu Duc Tomb look like a large park. Specially, this area also have a theater where until now is still considered as one of the most ancient theater where is still saved in Vietnam. Exploring Tu Duc Tomb, the tourist will see this is a feng shui picture, it is very peaceful and beautiful. Different from Khai Ding tomb with the luxury is Tu Duc Tomb look very peaceful and mild. So that when visit the tombs or travel Hue, firstly the tourist should visit Khai Dinh tomb, then exploring Tu Duc to see the opposition of these two works.
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