King Gia Long’s Tomb
Tomb Gia Long or Thien Tho Lang, located in Huong Tho commune (Huong Tra town), is the tomb of Emperor Gia Long (1762-1820), the founding king of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb was built in 1814 and not completed until 1820.
The tomb complex of King Gia Long is said to have the most beautiful feng-shui position in the Nguyen dynasty tombs. According to the old history, geographer Le Duy Thanh (son of scientist Le Quy Don) was the one who found this land, where according to him “gathered all good influences radiating from many mountains and hills around “.
King Gia Long was a king of the Nguyen Dynasty who allowed his wife – Thua Thien Cao Queen to bury beside him after he died. The tombs of Emperor Gia Long and Thua Thien Cao Empress are surrounded by a bourgeois system.
King Minh Mang’s Tomb
Tomb of Minh Mang King, also known as Hieu Lang, is located on Cam Khe mountain, near Bang Lang junction, which is the confluence of the two streams Huu Trach and Ta Trach forming Huong River, 12 km from Hue city center. Minh Mang’s tomb was built from 1840 to 1843 when it was completed.
According to history books, King Minh Mang personally considered and approved the design graphics presented by the mandarins Bui Cong Huyen, Truong Dang Que, and the Guardians. In April 1840, the construction of Hieu Lang began.
The tomb of Minh Mang King has a symmetrical balanced architectural layout. Around an architectural axis is the spiritual way, through a series of works including the main door, the courtyard, the stone stele house, the shrine, Hien Duc Mon, Sung An Palace, Trung Minh Lake, Minh Lau, Tan Nguyet Lake ( new moon), the three gates of Quang Minh Chinh Truc, Trung Dao Kieu and finally the Buu Thanh The tomb has an area of 18 hectares (but the restricted area around the tomb is 475 hectares), around the tomb is surrounded by walls.
Tomb of King Thieu Tri
King Thieu Tri’s tomb is located in Cu Chanh village, Thuy Bang commune, Huong Thuy town, and is the burial place of Emperor Thieu Tri (1807-1847), the third king of the Nguyen Dynasty. This is the only tomb of King Nguyen Dynasty facing the Northwest.
Compared to the two tombs of Gia Long and Minh Mang, the tomb of Thieu Tri is closer to the Citadel, the reconciliation of two architectural patterns of the two previous kings’ tombs by designing into two axes: the tomb is on the right and the impregnation shaft (the shrine area) is on the left.
Tomb of Tu Duc
Khiem Lang in Thuy Xuan ward, Hue city is the burial place of King Tu Duc (1829 – 1883), the longest-reigning ruler of the Nguyen Dynasty with 36 years. The tomb was built between 1866 and 1873 when it is basically completed.
Tomb of Tu Duc has a large campus with flowing streams, pine ringing, singing birds. Emperor Tu Duc’s mausoleum is located in the highest area, surrounded by ancient pine forest, porcelain flower tree.
Khiem Lang has sophisticated architecture, a charming landscape with nearly 50 works in both the area covered with worship area and the tomb. The layout of the tomb consists of two main parts on two parallel axes, the front is Giang Khiem mountain, the rear is Duong Xuan mountain and the campus has Luu Khiem lake.
Tomb of King Khai Dinh
King Khai Dinh’s tomb is located on the slopes of Chau Chu mountain, Thuy Bang commune, Huong Thuy town, is the resting place of King Khai Dinh (1885-1925). The tomb was built in 1920, 11 years later to complete with today’s architecture.
The tomb of King Khai Dinh is one of the tombs of the Nguyen Dynasty with the most beautiful architecture when built in the East-West style. Materials for the construction of the tomb were mainly transferred from France. Today, the tomb of King Khai Dinh is one of the relics attracting many tourists to visit.