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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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  • Don't miss this iconic site! The architecture is stunning and the setting wonderful. However doubt it's a good place to take children  more »
  • This was the first of 2 tombs we visited, it was a very wet day and made it look grey, but we thoroughly enjoyed our self guided tour. Plenty of information easy to get around. Well worth a visit  more »
  • Although all three grave sites that we visited had its appeal, it has impressed personally me most. When you stand at the foot of the stairs one overwhelmed already the sight from below. We have paid converted approximately 4 euros, which were totally worth the visit. Student cards were seen in any of the places in hue, in contrast to the rest of Vietnam. In the Tomb itself could be seen beautifully decorated rooms with mosaic. Absolutely worth a visit!
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