The Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh in Hue, Vietnam

The Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh in Hue, Vietnam

The city of Hue is the former capital of the Nguyen Dynasty in Vietnam which lasted from 1802 to 1945. The Emperors of this dynasty ruled from the Imperial Citadel in Hue, but they believed that life is short and death is forever, so they all wanted elaborate tombs nearby to see them through the afterlife. While in Hue, I visited some of these tombs, but the one that I found most elaborate and beautiful was the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh. He was one of the later emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty, ruling from 1916 to 1925. This photo is of the front of the main building of his tomb. The interior is even more exquisite than the exterior, and there are many European influences to be seen.

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