Gia Long tomb
Update6/10/2020 10:48:33 AM
Photo: internet
Photo: internet
Address: Huong Tho commune, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue Province.

 In addition to the tomb of Emperor Gia Long and Empress Thua Thien Cao, the destination locates a complex of tombs of emperor's family.

Gia Long tomb (Thien Tho tomb) was constructed from 1814 to 1820. Emperor Gia Long was the one who selected the position and monitored the whole construction process. Entire the tomb area is situated in a mountain range with 42 hills and mountains of all sizes. The range was named after the highest mountain, Dai Thien Tho, which is selected as the front screen.

The entire tomb is divided into three areas. At the middle of the tomb locates the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang and Empress Thua Thien Cao. On the right of the tomb is the place of worship. Minh Thanh monument where the Emperor and the first Empress are worshiped is located at the center. To the left, there is a pavilion where locates a large stele on which "Thanh Duc than cong" poem composed by Emperor Minh Mang to honor the Emperor's achievements was carved. There are also tombs of royal family members.

Gia Long tomb is an ideal painting of nature and architecture. It is nature that creates the majestic look for the entire structure.
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