Gia Long Tomb - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Hương Thọ, Hương Trà, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
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About Gia Long Tomb
Gia Long Tomb (also called Thien Tho Tomb) is the tomb of Emperor Gia Long (1762 – 1820) – the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty which was recognized as one of UNESCO World Heritages. The tomb is considered as a complex including many other tombs of the King’s relatives.
Attractions Near Gia Long Tomb
The mausoleum was built for Khải Định, the twelfth Emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty. It was built from 1920 to 1931 taking 11 years to complete. The tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. It is located on a steep hill outside of the capital city of Huế.
Hon Chen Temple located on Ngoc Tran Mountain, Thua Thien Hue Province, is one of the most reputable relics attracting tourists to experience historical value here. Hon Chen Temple is not only a historical and religious monument but also a scenic spot with a unique cultural attraction.
Dong Khanh’s Tomb is located on the land of Cu Si hamlet, now Thuong Hai village, Thuy Xuan commune, Hue City. The tomb area’s design was almost influenced by Western-style, from its architectural peculiarities or decorative models to the building materials. The complex includes an area displaying royal furniture and calligraphy.
The Esplanade of Sacrifice to the Heaven and Earth (Nam Giao Esplanade) is an imperial altar situated south of the city of Huế, central Vietnam. It is dedicated to the heaven and earth. The complex was visited by the monarchs of the Nguyen dynasty for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven.
The Tu Duc Tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc who reigned from 1848 until his death in 1883. The tomb site and its buildings are relatively well-preserved despite the ravages of war and time.
Ngự Bình is a mountain in the Thua Thien Hue province of Vietnam. From the top of Ngu Binh Mount, people can view the city and river, the pine forests on the hills and large plains of Huong Thuy, Phu Vang, Huong Tra Districts with plants and trees.
Where is Gia Long Tomb
Discover More Attractions in Thua Thien Hue, Where Gia Long Tomb Is Located
This province is located in the North Central Coast region of Vietnam. It has 128 km of coastline, 22,000 ha of lagoons and over 200,000 ha of forest. There is an extensive complex of imperial tombs and temples in Huế.