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Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh, Hue
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Built at a time where European influences met Asian architecture, Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh is the smallest and most distinct tombs in Vietnam. Thirty-five years and four kings resulted in a mix of influences in the architecture with the tomb completed in 1917. Walking around, visit Ngung Hy Temple, a triplet complex displaying royal furniture and calligraphy. A variety of art including stained glass and French artworks can be seen within the tomb. Western style influenced the area surrounding the tomb, with the grounds comprising of 200 buildings, oriented towards the southeast and decorated with terracotta statues of soldiers and animals covered in cement. Make Imperial Tomb of Dong Khanh a centerpiece of your Hue vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hue vacation planner.
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  • Another very scenic tomb. Lots of steps lead to the top building which has intricate mosaics all over the wall. Scenic views with lots of photo opportunities. 
  • Wonderful place that allows many photo opportunities in capturing some brilliant history and culture. 
  • A great place to visit in Hue. Be prepared to climb the steps. Your guide will inform you how many stairs there are to climb. You can do this at your own pace.