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The royal tomb of Khai Dinh (1885-1925) is the tomb I liked most, of the three I visited. Khai Dinh ruled Vietnam for 9 years, but his tomb took 11 years to complete... by then the Emperor had already been dead for six years.
Khai Dinh was a well-travelled man - he had been as far as France... so it's not a surprise to see some western elements in his tomb, together with more traditional eastern elements... and there was electricity, too...
The stone in which the tomb complex is built is very dark, so photos do not do it justice... but when you visit it, it's pure magnificence, in particular the colored glass and ceramic mosaics. The tomb is located on the slope of Chau Chu mountain (also called Chau E), 10 km from Hue. if you come by boat, you'll need to hire a mototaxi to get there, as it is quite a few kilometres away from the river.
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