Among the popular destinations in Hue are the tombs of the Emperors. Hue was the seat of the government during the Nguyen dynasty and Vietnam was ruled from this historical city by thirteen Kings all in all. Of the thirteen Emperors, nine have tombs in seven Royal Tombs situated around the Imperial City Citadel.
Prominently done in Buddhist style, some of the tombs were designed and built by the Kings themselves during their lifetime. In addition, the tombs also feature Vietnamese architecture and were built using an ancient science based on predictions of thrown earth and the line patterns connecting certain points in the landscape. [Read more…]