Khai Dinh Tomb is the final resting place of Khai Dinh, Emperor of Vietnam from 1916-1925.

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Khai Dinh Tomb represents a fusion of traditional Vietnamese style and modern influence. Begun in 1920 and completed in 193.

Khai Dinh Tomb surface area is much smaller than the tombs of his predecessors. However, the building itself is far more elaborately designed than others of its era, being a mix of a number of architectural styles.

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Khai Dinh Tomb is of a rectangular structure leaning against Chau Chu Mountain in the outskirts of Huế. The side walls are formed by the biggest sculptures of dragons in all of Vietnam.

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All statues were made from stone in Khai Dinh tomb, two pillars are very hight. Go up three more levels so as to reach the altar monument.

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The size of these mandarins are made as their real size

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The decoration on the walls in Khai Dinh Tomb

King Khai Dinh had reigned from 1916 to 1925, his tomb has been built from 1920 to 1931, it means that although when he died but his tomb had been still continued to build from 1925 to 1931. Base on combining between Asian and European architecture, Khai Dinh tomb created both of the traditional and modern framework, it is very impressive and beautiful, and the most beautiful place in this Khai Dinh Tomb is the Thien Dinh Palace.

Khai Dinh is the 12th king of Nguyen dynasty, he is Dong Khanh King’s son and is the father of Bao Dai Kinh. When Kinh Khai Dinh permitted to build his tomb, he requested the land-tax increase 30%, so that all people were very poor and disliked him at this time. But, this is the king’s policy so everybody must accept and follow orders. Khai Dinh tomb was built all by the cement and steel rod, two sides of Khai Dinh tomb were made by the two Eastern Cross and two lines of the civil and military mandarins, these mandarins’ status were made as the real size 1/1.

Normally, all of kings did not permit anybody know their dead bodies but specially Kinh Khai Dinh permitted all people know his dead body because he thought that he had to spend a lot of money and effort into a great architecture such that is he also did not have the rest much valuables to bury with him anymore, beside that he also thought that with a beautiful tomb like this is nobody wants to destroy it, so he permitted all people to know his dead body, this is also the unique king who let people knew his dead boy. Khai Dinh tomb is located in the center of Hue city, so that it is also easy and fast for the tourist visiting this site. And, you should also not miss this famous place on your trip to Hue.

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