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DESTINATIONS Hue Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Tombs in Hue

Besides the very romantic landscape, Hue also attracts visitors by the unique tombs construction.

Besides the very romantic landscape, Hue also attracts visitors by the unique tombs construction. There was 13 reigns in this ancient capital but now there are only 7 tombs because some historic reasons. The 7 tombs are: Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Tu Duc, Duc Duc, Dong Khanh and Khai Dinh.

Gia Long Tomb
Gia Long Tomb

According to the ancient, the next important part after building the palaces is building the tombs. Hence, when the Nguyen emperors were reigning, they required the officials to find the suitable areas to build the tombs.

Khai Dinh Tomb
Khai Dinh Tomb

About the erection, every tomb includes 2 main parts: tomb and center. Tomb is the place to inter the King, center is the place that the King worked. The center was simulation according to the palace’s architecture. The King sometimes visited here to relax, sightseeing, and entertain.

The tombs has wall surrounding, lotus – lake, trees… The main gate is a large brick-yard, the two sides have stone statues. Next are stone palace and center palace.

Tu Duc Tomb
Tu Duc Tomb

The Nguyen dynasty was lasting 143 years with 13 Kings but now there are only 7 still exist because of the historic reasons. Although they has the same construction but each of them has their own art style which show the King’s concept.

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