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“Ride to tombs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tomb of Khai Dinh

Tomb of Khai Dinh
QL49 Road, Vietnam
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) ruled Vietnam for 9 years. His tomb took 11 years to complete. Construction began in 1920 and was completed in 1931. Under Khai Dinh, Western culture and influence began to seep into Vietnam. The king himself visited France in 1922. As a result, his tomb has many elements of Western architecture. In fact, of all the tombs, Khai Dinh's probably least resembles oriental architecture. Emperor Khai Dinh's tomb is built using concrete, its roof with slates and the gate is made of wrought iron. The builder made use of the lighting rod and electricity is used to light the place. Beyond these modern building materials and designs, the tomb had elements of eastern art mixed with western designs.
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“Ride to tombs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We hired bikes from our hotel to visit a few tombs. It was great fun on bikes. Away from all the hustlers.

Visited October 2012
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Hanoi
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“Gothic style mix”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This tomb complex has truly impressive buildings, completly covered in coloful mosaic inside and a dark style mix outside. Very little shade though.

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Ghent, Belgium
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“Best tomb in Hue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My highlight of Hue. Much better restored than all the other tombs and even the forbidden city. Great picture opportunities. I would highly recommend this place!

Visited October 2012
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“Don't miss it if you are in Hue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is the most preserved piece of history in Hue and therefore the most worth visiting. But then again, only if you are already in Hue.
A meter taxi (that turns of the meter when waiting for you at the tomb) from Hue to here and Minh Mang and back is 5M VND (25$ in October 2012)

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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“A must in Hue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

When in Hue, a visit to some of the emperial graves is a must. Khai Dinh is one of the ones which I consider a must, it differs a lot from the others, and also gives you a trip through the landscape around Hue.

Visited September 2012
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