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Historical Monuments

Mausoleums are the place where the Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty were buried and took a rest forever. Hue has 7 tombs of 9 emperors; these constructions were started almost during the Emperor’s reign. The tomb is not only a tomb but also a second Imperial City for the Emperor taking pleasure. The tomb is planned and constructed elaborately in the hilly region southwest of the Citadel, is divided into 2 main areas: the temple area and the tomb area. Beside the main buildings, the tomb also has the lotus lakes, mountains, pine hills, flower gardens, bonsai, bridges…Each tomb has dozens of splendid monuments in perfect harmony with poetical natural environment. Apart from the similarities, each tomb also has its own artistic features in accordance with an Emperor’s character.

Gia Long Tomb

Gia Long Tomb

11:17 | 29/06/2013
- Tomb of Gia Long is located on the left bank of the Perfume River, at Thien Tho mount, about 16km south of the Hue center. The tomb was built in 1814 and was fully completed in 1820, in a boundless pine forest. In front of the tomb is crescent-shaped lake...
Hue Citadel

Hue Citadel

11:15 | 29/06/2013
On the surface of 5,2km2, Hue Citadel is situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River. This construction stared in 1805 under the reign of Emperor Gia Long and completed in 1832 under the reign of Emperor Ming Mang...
Palaces

Palaces

11:09 | 29/06/2013
Palaces are the place where Nguyen Dynasty’s Emperor and royal family lived. These palaces are an important section of Hue Citadel including Can Thanh Palace-Emperor’s Residence...
Hien Lam Pavilion

Hien Lam Pavilion

10:49 | 29/06/2013
Hien Lam Pavilion was built in the front of the Temple and at the same time with the Temple (1821-1822) during Minh Mang’s reign. Hien Lam Pavilion is a high wooden construction about 13m and has 3 floors...
The Nine Dynastic Urns

The Nine Dynastic Urns

9:26 | 29/06/2013
The nine dynastic urns (Cuu Dinh) lining up in front of the Temple were cast in 3 years from late 1835 to early 1837 with 20 tons of bronze...
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