Hue is an ancient and romantic city, famous for its architectural works that bear the imprint of the Nguyen Dynasty. Among them, Khai Dinh Tomb is a special destination that attracts tourists because of its harmonious combination of Asian - European, classic and modern styles.
Khai Dinh Tomb is the resting place of King Khai Dinh – the 12th king of the Nguyen Dynasty, built from 1920 to 1931. Khai Dinh Tomb is not only a beautiful architectural work but also a world cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO.
Khai Dinh Tomb is built on Chau Chu mountain, about 10km from the center of Hue city. The tomb has an area of about 5,674m2, consists of five floors, surrounded by high and thick walls. To get to the highest floor, visitors have to overcome 127 stone steps.
Khai Dinh Tomb is built with modern materials such as cement, steel, iron, Ardoise tiles imported from France. The tomb is also decorated with carvings, paintings, statues made from glass, porcelain, ceramics, wood, gold, silver, jade, ivory originating from China, Japan, and other countries. Khai Dinh Tomb has a mixed architecture of French, Indian, Buddhist, Romanesque, and Gothic styles, creating a unique and mysterious beauty.
Khai Dinh Tomb is a testament to the creativity and artistry of the people of Hue, a distinctive and unique architectural beauty of Hue. Khai Dinh Tomb is a must-visit destination when tourists visit Hue, to feel the beauty of a golden age and a unique soul of King Khai Dinh.