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 tomb is a rectangular block rising to 127 steps. Maybe when you step foot in here, look at the step likely bored, don’t want to walk. But if you overcome these steps, you will have no regrets at all.
Inside Khai Dinh Tomb brings a majestic beauty that anyone easy overwhelmed. These works reflect the extravagant personality, love sported of Khai Ding King during his life.
Here, visitors will find that these works bring a mark of many different schools, most affected by the architecture of the West. Therefore, it is strange and unique compared to other traditional works of Vietnam.
You will rarely see traditional materials such as wood, stone, brick,..but instead is iron doors, the cross, caro bricks, electric lighting systems,…
The main structure in Khai Dinh Tomb is Thien Dinh palace, highest, most delicate. The entire furniture of this palace is decorated with reliefs made of porcelain and crystal. Create masterpieces of art are artists Phan Van Tanh.
In the tomb has copper statues carved an image of Khai Dinh King standing and sitting.
Khai Dinh Tomb really is a symbolic culmination of shape art porcelain and crystal, has a value about art and architecture
How to get to Khai Dinh tomb:
If you visit Hue, consider a guided full-day tour that includes the Imperial Citadel and the more impressive royal tombs such as Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb. Plus points, your trip also includes visit Thien Mu Pagoda and a boat ride on Perfume river. The tour should already include transport, tour guide, lunch and more importantly, a decent guide who can reveal a lot about the sites, many of which have been damaged by war or fallen into disrepair. A downside of taking the guided tour, though, is coming to the sites with a small group of people (max 12 people) which means you’re always going to be traveling with a group and follow the guide.
Join tour in Hue: take part in tour exploring Hue 1 day by car, you will visit this beauty tomb
If you want to visit Hue city by yourself and want spend more time at anywhere you need for taking pics, more time for lunch… The private car service is the best choice: you can read more detail here: Hue city tours by private car
Entrance to the Emperor Khai Dinh Tomb:
like the rest of most tourist imperial tombs of Hue, has a price of 100.000 vnd. We recommend you buy group ticket to visit 3 places: Hue Imperial Citadel, Tomb of Khai Dinh, the tomb of Minh Mang, it’s only 280.000 vnd