Category: Hue Heritage Sites

Khai Dinh Tomb situated in the Chau Chu mountains. It is the resting place of the 12th emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty – Khai Dinh (1885-1925). Although the area of this tomb is not too big but build it very meticulous and time-consuming, it took 11 years to build. Overall of the

Tiger Arena or Ho Quyen (Vietnamese) is located on the south bank of the Perfume River and 4km from the Citadel, Royal Arena was where duels between trained elephants and tigers were arranged for the entertainment of the Nguyen Court and the public. These occasions were also the elephant’s practice

Thieu Tri tomb is the second royal tomb not enclosed by a wall, the mausoleum of Thieu Tri was built in 1848, it has a similar monument plan to his father, Minh Mang Mausoleum, but is substantially smaller. The tomb is about 8 km from Hue. Thieu Tri born in 1807 and

Nguyen dynasty woodblocks include 34,555 plates of woodblock made under the reign of the Nguyen dynasty in which engraved various contents from official literature, history, classical and historical books. Therefore, apart from their historical values, the woodblock also has artistic and technical merit as they marked the development of wood-block carving

From King Minh Mang to Thieu Tri and then Tu Duc king, there was a development of poetical-ness in the royal family, especially with Tu Duc king. He was worth bearing the title “a great poet” because of his talent, his love for poetry, and his works. Was that a genetic material

The so-called Gia Long Tomb has a complicated history of construction because in fact, it is a complex of tombs which includes not only the tomb of Emperor Gia Long, but also the tombs of other members of royalty. The complex covers a large area in Dinh Mon Village; tombs were added at

Occupying the most important position in the Hue Imperial City, the Palace of Supreme Harmony houses the throne seated by thirteen Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty from Gia Long to Bao Dai. During Vietnam’s monarchy, the Emperor was considered the greatest lord. The palace was thus once the country’s center. Hue Imperial

In 1826, the 7th year of Minh Mang emperor reign, he ordered all the mandarins who were skilled in geomancy to find good land for the construction his tomb. It was only in 1840 that he could select the most satisfactory site and design for Minh Mang emperor as we see today.

Being a great poet and composing quite a few renowned but unpopular poems on the wonderful scenic spots of the ancient capital, Hue, in Chinese characters, Thieu Tri king was very interested in literature and set up an unofficial club of poetry. This club included 18 royal relatives and high-ranking