May 30, 2018
Travel Tips

Royal tombs you must visit when in Hue,VietNam

Nguyen Dynasty had 13 kings, but due to economic and political reasons, only seven tombs were built, all of which are still today with their own architecture.


Gia Long tomb


Gia Long or Thien Tho tomb, the tomb of Gia Long Emperor (1762-1820), the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty. Gia Long tomb is a population of many tombs in the royal family.



The architecture of the mausoleum is simple but overall it is magnificent with a perimeter up to 11,234m. Particularly, Gia Long tide and the process of design, construction is very focused on the king himself alive.


Minh Mang tomb


Minh Mang Tomb far away 18 km from Hue city. From the city center, you can take a boat ride down the Huong river at the confluence of Ta Trach and Huu Trach. If you travel by car or motorbike, you can go along Highway 49, past the bridge across the Perfume River to the Minh Mang tomb.



After the death of King Gia Long, the fourth prince Nguyen Phuc Dam to the throne, named Minh Mang. King Minh Mang reigns for a while when the king’s tomb remains unfinished. After raised to be King, Thieu Tri had to continue construction in accordance with the old design, then King Thieu Tri took Minh Mang’s corpse buried in Buu Thanh.


Thieu Tri tomb


Thieu Tri Tomb is the burial place of Emperor Thieu Tri. This is a relic in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site on December 11, 1993.



After raised to be King, King Tu Duc has sent geographers to the court to find land to build tombs. The process of building the Xuong Lang was fast and fast, after only 3 months of completion of major works. On June 6, 1848, King Tu Duc came to the cemetery for the final inspection 10 days later, the body of Thieu Tri was buried in the mausoleum, after eight months in the Long An power supply in Baoding. King Tu Duc wrote a long inscription on 2500 words, engraved on the stele “Thanh duc than cong,” set up on November 19, 1848, to praise the merits of his father.

From the beginning (11-2-1848) to the completion date, Thieu Tri tomb was constructed in less than 10 months.


Tu Duc tomb


Tu Duc Tomb is located in Thuy Xuan Ward, Hue City, you can easily bike or motorbike to the mausoleum easily. To transport to Tu Duc Tomb, you follow Bui Thi Xuan Street starting from Hue Railway Station, then turn to Huyen Tran Cong Chua Street, about 6km from Hue City.



Tu Duc Tomb or Khiem tomb is located in a narrow valley in Duong Xuan Thuong village, Thua Thien Hue. This is one of the most beautiful buildings in the tombs and palaces of Nguyen dynasties in the ancient capital. Today, despite the time has been fading many lines, nearly 50 buildings in Khanh Lang still own architecture, scenery and the layout of the royal look cannot be mistaken.


Duc Duc tomb



Tomb of Duc Duc is a relic of the ancient imperial city of Hue, the place where King Duc Duc was buried, the fifth king of the Nguyen dynasty. The tomb is located in Tay Nhat village, An Cuu village, formerly in Huong Thuy district, now in An Cuu ward, Hue city, less than 2 km from the city center.


Dong Khanh tomb



Dong Khanh tomb is located in a tranquil rural area of Cu Si village, Duong Xuan commune and just 5km from city center. Visitors can get there easily by bicycle, car or by motorbike.

The tomb opens from 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM every day.


 Khai Dinh tomb



Khai Dinh Tomb is located on the slope of Chau Chu Mountain, southwest of Hue Citadel. If you ride a motorbike or car can go straight along Highway 49 is possible to Khai Dinh Tomb. If you take the bus, you can take the bus to Dong Ba – Tuan Market.

Khai Dinh Tomb, also known as Ung Lang, is the resting place of King Khai Dinh, the 12th king of the Nguyen Dynasty. The mausoleum is the smallest of the king’s mausoleums, but the mausoleum has the most elaborate construction, the longest construction period, the most expensive and the most modern mausoleum.

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