Emperor Tu Duc’s Royal Tomb in Hue, Vietnam

Tu Duc’s tomb was the oldest tomb we visited on this motorcycle tour (1848 to 1883), and it was falling into state of disrepair.

At times the lack of work on the grounds was sad, as in this beautiful pavilion cordoned off as pieces fell into the pond. The painting below may show the same pavilion in better times.
Gazebo Jutting out into the Pond at Tu Duc Tomb in Hue, Vietnam This painting on the wall of the main inner building may be of the pavilion that juts out into the pond/moat area.
Painting in Tu Duc Tomb in Hue, VietnamProtected from the elements, the primary inner building was still quite beautiful. One room was full of royal costumes that you could rent and then play at being ’emperor for a day’.
Tu Duc Tomb in Hue, Vietnam Costumes at Tu Duc Tomb in Hue, Vietnam Costumes at Tu Duc Tomb in Hue, VietnamCostume Boots at Emperor Tu Duc's Tomb in Hue, VietnamThe inner courtyard was relatively well-maintained. 
Tu Duc Tomb in Hue, Vietnam The extensive grounds, on the other hand, were overgrown and crumbling, giving the feel of great age as if we were in an archeological site, which of course we were.
Tu Duc Tomb in Hue, Vietnam Tu Duc Tomb in Hue, Vietnam Tu Duc Tomb in Hue, Vietnam The Grounds at Emperor Tu Duc's Tomb in Hue, VietnamSign at the Tomb of the Emperor Tu Duc

NOTE: Approximately 90 photos edited down to 11. Does anyone know of a program that makes editing down a huge number of photos easier?

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