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Hue mausoleum viewed from above

Valerie Mai Valerie Mai

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December 10, 2020 | 15:34

From above, visitors can enjoy the scene of the majestic tombs of Gia Long, Minh Mang, Tu Duc, Khai Dinh ... all of which were still well-reserved.

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The tomb of Gia Long or Thien Tho tomb is located in Dinh Mon village, Huong Tho commune, Huong Tra district, about 20 km west of Hue city center. This is the burial place of King Gia Long named Nguyen Phuc Anh (1762-1820), the founding king of the Nguyen Dynasty in reign from 1802 until his death. The special thing about Gia Long's tomb is that it includes the tomb of Queen Thua Thien Cao, the wife who had always been with him through many tribulations. The image of 2 stone graves built next to each other shows a beautiful example of happiness and loyalty. (Photo: VN Express)
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The tomb of King Minh Mang or Hieu tomb, located in Cam Khe mountain, near the confluence of Bang Lang (the confluence of two streams of Huu Trach, and Ta Trach which forms Huong River), 12 km from Hue City. The mausoleum is the burial place of King Minh Mang, named Nguyen Phuc Dam (1791 - 1841). He took the throne from 1820 until his death. This work was built in 3 years and needed 10,000 workers and soldiers to complete. (Photo: VN Express)
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King Thieu Tri mausoleum or Xuong tomb is the burial place of King Thieu Tri. The work is located in the ancient capital of Hue and has been recognized as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1993. The mausoleum is built on Thuan Dao mountain, Cu Chanh village, Thuy Bang commune, Huong Thuy district, 8 km from the city center Hue. This is the only mausoleum facing the Northwest, the direction rarely used in the architecture of mausoleums in the Nguyen Dynasty. (Photo: Vn Express)
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Tomb of Tu Duc or Khiem tomb is located in a narrow valley in Thuong Ba village, Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city. The mausoleum has sophisticated architecture, charming landscape and is one of the most beautiful tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty. In the compound of Tu Duc mausoleum, there also exists the tomb of Kien Phuc, the 7th king of the Nguyen Dynasty. Kien Phuc is the grandchildren adopted by King Tu Duc and ascended the throne in December 1883 after King Duc Duc and Hiep Hoa. (Photo: VN Express)
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Duc Duc's mausoleum is also known as An tomb, the burial place of King Duc Duc, the 5th king of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb is currently in An Cuu ward, Hue city, less than 2 km from the city center. The area of the mausoleum is nearly 6 hectares wide, including the tomb of King Duc Duc, the queen, and 163 relatives. (Photo: VN Express)
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The tomb of Dong Khanh is the burial place of King Dong Khanh. The compound is located in the middle of the countryside of Thuong Hai village, Xuan Thuy ward, Hue city. Dong Khanh mausoleum is also the burial place for King Ham Nghi (1874-1944). King Ham Nghi died on January 4, 1944, while in exile in the Algerian capital. In 2008, his body was brought to Hue for burial. (Photo: VN Express)
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As the most "open-minded" king of the Nguyen Dynasty, the tomb of King Khai Dinh also shows the influence of foreign architectural schools such as India, France ... Entering the mausoleum, visitors will see find a mix of Eastern and Western literature, culture, and architecture, reflecting the king's lavish personality during his life. (Photo: VN Express)
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The panorama view of the Forbidden City seen from the flagpole. This is the center of the daily activities of the king and royal family of the Nguyen Dynasty. The work was started in 1804, then additionally built by the Nguyen kings in the center of present-day Phu Hau ward, Hue. (Photo: VN Express)
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Dan Nam Giao is the place where the Nguyen kings held traditional rituals in the spring every year. The work is located in Truong An ward, Hue city. Dan Nam Giao was built in 1806. The first ritual was held in 1807. The Dan Nam Giao of Vietnam's Nguyen Dynasty in Hue is the only relic compound that remains relatively intact nationwide. (Photo: VN Express)
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