Hue Monuments cannot be perfect without the royal tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty. They are considered as important parts of the complex of Hue. Although the Nguyen Dynasty has 13 Kings, there are currently only 7 tombs which are kept intact: Tomb of Emperor Gia Long (built in 1814-182), Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang (built in 1840-1843), Tomb of Emperor Thieu Tri (built in 1847), Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc (built in 1864-1867), Tomb of Emperor Dong Khanh (built in 1888), Tomb of Emperor Duc Duc (built in 1889) and Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh (built in 1920-1931).
Each royal tomb has its own unique features; however, the most architecturally sophisticated of which are those of Emperor Minh Mang, Emperor Tu Duc and Emperor Khai Dinh – three must-visit places in Hue city tours
. Especially, the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc contains beautiful gardens and landscaping which convey a sense of tranquility to any