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5 Tombs to explore in Thua Thien Hue

Thua Thien Hue

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.

Gia Long Tomb
Gia Long TombHương Thọ, Hương Trà, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

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.

Mausoleum of Emperor Khai Dinh
Mausoleum of Emperor Khai DinhKhải Định, Thủy Bằng, Hương Thủy, Thừa Thiên Huế 530000, Vietnam

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.

Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc
Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Ducthôn Thượng Ba, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

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.

Tomb Of Dong Khanh
Tomb Of Dong Khanh8 Đoàn Nhữ Hải, Thủy Xuân, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

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.

Tomb of Dục Đức
Tomb of Dục ĐứcPhường Phước Vĩnh, Thành Phố Huế, Tỉnh Thừa Thiên Huế, An Cựu, Thành phố Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam

The Tomb of Emperor Dục Đức officially the An Mausoleum is a tomb complex in Huế in which are buried Dục Đức and his wife, his son Thành Thái, and his grandson the child-emperor Duy Tân, and several other members of Vietnam's last dynasty.

Map of Tombs to explore in Thua Thien Hue