PERFUME RIVER – Vietnam

Part 2–

Along the River we stop at three more famous Tombs of Kings.

Tomb of Minh Mang

Built under the reign of two Kings – Ming Mang and his successor, King Thieu Tri. A massive complex surrounded by a man made river and mote. Beautiful gardens and all buildings aligned to enjoy and of course to pay him homage. Like some men in that time with wealth and power, these Kings exercised this and male privilege by having 33 wives and 107 concubines.

Khai Dinh Tomb

The tomb began construction in 1920 and took eleven years to complete. The tomb is built out of modern materials like concrete and wrought iron. Huge and unique. Looks weathered but a definite site to see.

Tu Duc Tomb

This is the last tomb we visit. Built between 1864 and 1867, and was designed as a tribute to the fourth Nguyen Emperor. The area set in a picturesque setting, includes a small lake, lily ponds, etc.. A beautiful and quiet place to visit

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