Tomb of Khai Dinh, Hue

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A lavish mausoleum of Vietnam's penultimate emperor, Tomb of Khai Dinh combines both Eastern and Western features. The dark concrete exterior with monumental elements contrasts with the colorful and elaborate Baroque interior. Started in 1920 and completed in 1931, six years after the emperor's death, this ornate hillside palace synthesizes the country's Chinese-style tradition and various European influences. Seated on a throne under a canopy meticulously decorated by fragments of ceramic and glass, a golden effigy of the emperor occupies the central position of the mausoleum's main hall. A collection of royal swords and daggers, urns, and personal belongings testifies to the emperor's uneasy life. Plan a trip to Hue easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.
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  • The temple of Khai Dinh is very different than the other temples. Khai Dinh was there last emperor bar one ( his son: the nightclub emperor, doa boa) and we suspect there was a reason he had a... 
    The temple of Khai Dinh is very different than the other temples. Khai Dinh was there last emperor bar one ( his son: the nightclub emperor, doa boa) and we suspect there was a reason he had a...  more »
  • The views inside the tomb were incredible. It was very interesting to see how much work was put into the design. We enjoyed hearing the history behind the tombs design. 
    The views inside the tomb were incredible. It was very interesting to see how much work was put into the design. We enjoyed hearing the history behind the tombs design.  more »
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  • Nice place. This mausoleum is allegedly based on western France architecture as our guide told us. She was able to tell us everything we wanted to know and even more. I would highly recommend you a tour guide if you plan on visiting here.
  • To me it's one of the historical sites in Huế that is a must-see. The whole complex is just incredible. More specifically the room where the tomb of Emperor Khải Định is located. It's impressive. I also find the ceramic walls a marvel of craftsmanship. There is an interesting contrast between the outside, very black, and the inside very colourful and rich. A real must-see !

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