Fodor's Expert Review Tomb of Khai Dinh

Hue Religious Building/Site/Shrine Fodor's Choice

An unbelievable concoction of glitzy Vietnamese and French colonial elements, the Tomb of Khai Dinh, completed in 1931, is a contender for Hue's most impressive mausoleum. Khai Dinh became emperor in 1916 at the age of 31 and died in 1925. The entrance is guarded by a row of impressive stone elephants and imperial soldiers. A climb up a steep flights of steps, flanked by dragons, takes you to a surprisingly colorful tomb heavily decorated with tile mosaics. Scenes from the four seasons welcome you into the main building. It's best to visit this tomb by car, since it's not directly on the river. Climb to the top for some incredible views of the countryside and nearby Bach Ma Park.

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Hue, Thua Thien-Hue  Vietnam

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