Photo: Approaching Tu Duc’s resting place.

Tombs around Hue

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Tombs and pagodas dot the landscape surrounding around Hue, and those with an endless appetite for culture could busy themselves every day for a solid week, with still more left on the table, but the majority of travellers are satisfied with just a taster–and the tour menus on offer reflect this.

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The tombs were built within little more than the past 200 years, which makes it surprising that most of them are already falling to pieces. This is partly due to poor upkeep over the years, and partly due the original construction techniques, which weren't all that exceptional. Often built by puppet emperors who had little real power, much time was allowed for sitting around contemplating ones own death and building monuments in anticipation of the occasion.

Thropugh a screen at the tomb of Thieu Tri. Photo taken in or around Tombs around Hue, Hue, Vietnam by Stuart McDonald.

Thropugh a screen at the tomb of Thieu Tri. Photo: Stuart McDonald

Like Graceland and Neverland, they are monuments to ego, but in this case, the egos involved are much more obscure and probably less interesting to many contemporary visitors. That said, some of the tombs are located on large, beautiful grounds, and the crumbling edifices exude a certain air of aesthetically-pleasing ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 2,300 words.)

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