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Thu Le ancient village

Thu Le ancient village

Thu Le is an agricultural village but it is famous for such cultural works as pagodas and communal houses. It is also famous for Ngu Hanh Temple built to worship Princess Huyen Tran during the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400) who followed her husband to reclaim new lands in the South. There is also Van Thanh Temple […] Read more >>
The beauty of King Khai Dinh’s tomb

The beauty of King Khai Dinh’s tomb

Emperor Khai Dinh’s tomb is built using concrete, its roof with slates and the gate is made of wrought iron. Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) ruled Vietnam for 9 years. His tomb took 11 years to complete. Construction began in 1920 and was completed in 1931. Under Khai Dinh, Western culture and influence began to seep […] Read more >>
Thien Mu Pagoda – the center of Buddhism in central Vietnam

Thien Mu Pagoda - the center of Buddhism in central Vietnam

Beside the poetic beauty, Thien Mu Pagoda was the center of Buddhism in central Vietnam. According to legend, the people around this area used to see a vision of an old lady appearing on the hill where the pagoda now sits. Upon seeing people, she always said that someday a great leader would build a pagoda […] Read more >>
Hue – the ancient capital of Vietnam

Hue - the ancient capital of Vietnam

Up to now, there is no places like Hue ancient capital of Vietnam  remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges. Therefore, vestiges in Hue ancient capital have been classified by the government as a very precious property and on December 1993 Hue has been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. On the […] Read more >>
The process of building Ming Mang tomb

The process of building Ming Mang tomb

It took ten thousand soldiers and artisans to complete the project of building Ming Mang tomb. The tomb consists of about 40 monuments of various sizes; all lie within an oval shaped wall with a circumference of 2000m. The height of the Nguyen Dynasty was reached during the reign of Emperor Minh Mang (1820-1840). His […] Read more >>
Hue citadel was designed and planned around the natural elements

Hue citadel was designed and planned around the natural elements

The Hue citadel is a square enclosure with a circumference of 10,000 m, a height of 6.6 m and a thickness of about 21 cm. It was was designed and planned around the natural elements in the area north of the Perfume river. Based on the ancient practice of geomancy, the  Hue citadel was designed and […] Read more >>
Tu Duc King – an expert in eastern philosophy, history, and literature

Tu Duc King - an expert in eastern philosophy, history, and literature

King Tu Duc of Nguyen dynastry was an expert in eastern philosophy, history, and literature. He left 4,000 verses and 600 proses, yet during his reign he the king failed to gain the respect of the citizens. Born in 1829, Emperor Tu Duc had the longest reign of all in the Nguyen Dynasty. The King died […] Read more >>
Lang Co Beach

Lang Co Beach

Lang Co Beach lies on the most beautiful curve of the “S”, where you can be the first to see the sun rise in Vietnam. Lang Co attracts visitors for its wild beauty with mountains, forests and sea. Located on the northern part of Hai Van Pass on National Highway No.1A, about 80km south of […] Read more >>
King Dong Khanh’s tomb

King Dong Khanh’s tomb

The tomb of Emperor Dong Khanh is the smallest, but the most individual. He was another adopted son of Tu Duc who usurped the throne shortly after the French gained control of Hue. The tomb of Emperor Dong Khanh is the smallest, but the most individual. He was another adopted son of Tu Duc who […] Read more >>
King Thieu Tri’s tomb

King Thieu Tri’s tomb

Thieu Tri’s design for his tomb was influenced by that of his father, Ming Mang, but his instruction to his son was to make it ‘convenient and economical. Uniquely, Thieu Tri’s tomb was built by his son, Tu Duc, according to his father’s design. As his reign was comparatively brief and the work did not […] Read more >>
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