Imperial Tomb of Emperor Gia Long in Hue (Vietnam)
The Imperial tomb of Gia Long is the tomb of the first emperor of the Nguyen dynasty who reigned in Vietnam. Built between the years 1814 and 1820, it is the imperial tomb more distant from the city of Hue, about 20 kilometers to the South, on the banks of the perfume River.
Imperial Tomb of Gia Long in Hue, Vietnam
Information about the Tomb Imperial Gia Long
is the Tomb Imperial farthest from the center of the city of Hue and is more deteriorated (the consequences of the war can be seen). This place is little tourist due to its remoteness, on the one hand, and on the other hand, the unpopular that was the Emperor Gia Long. The imperial enclosure, lie the tombs of Emperor Gia Long and one of his wives.
Tomb of Emperor Gia Long and his wife
Structure and composition of the Imperial Tomb Gia Long
The unpopular Emperor Gia Long, known as the snake that killed the goose (with reference to the famine suffered Vietnam during his reign), established a pattern of funerary complex that his successors continued.
Tomb of the Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty in Hue
The tomb consists of two rectangular stone sarcophagi, burial place of the Emperor and his chief wife. To access the tombs we must undergo a series of terraces, ranging down to finish in a courtyard of ceremonies. The courtyard is flanked by stone statues, which take the forms of animals, soldiers and other people of the court.
Patio of the Tomb of Emperor Gia Long in Hue
On the sides of the imperial tomb, at the height of the courtyard of ceremonies, there are 2 huge obelisks (in a somewhat dilapidated state). At the west end of the imperial complex, stands a wooden temple is well preserved.
In the eastern part of the imperial tomb, we have a set in stone epitafia dealing with the reign of Emperor Gia Long, composed by his son and successor Minh Mang, whose tomb is also in Hue (see Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang).
Perfume River seen from the Imperial Tomb Gia Long
Scattered throughout the complex, we have small buildings, temples and tombs, where they buried characters that were part of the emperor's life, like many of their wives.
Enclosure door Tomb of Emperor Gia Long
Location Gia Long Imperial Tomb
The Gia Long tomb is next to the Perfume River, about 20 km south of the city of Hue.
Getting to the Imperial TombWe may Gia Long 's tomb by car or even by boat sailing on the Perfume River and tying in the small pier that holds the imperial tomb.
Hours Imperial Tomb of Gia Long
Gia Long tomb is open daily at 7:00 to 11:30 and 13:30 to 17:30 schedule.
Access to the Imperial Gia Long tomb is free and the price of admission is free.
Contact the tomb of Gia Long Imperial
- phone: 84 (0) 54 514496
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/678/
- address: Xa Hương Thọ, Huyện Huong Tra ( Hue, Vietnam)
Important data on Gia Long Imperial tomb
- Year of construction: 1814-1820
- Hue distance: 20 km
- Entrance fee: free admission