Tomb of Khai Dinh
Tomb of Khai Dinh
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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  • Garfieldluvr
    Denver, Colorado959 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top Three Tombs in Hue
    We visited several Tombs while in Hue, and this is one of my top three. Its hard to pick one as my overall favorite, because they were all different. This one was more compact than the other, and very ornamental with so much detail. The actual tomb was breathtakingly beautiful. Highly recommend visiting this tomb while in Hue.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 11 July 2023
  • Raymondale
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,101 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    tomb of the twelfth Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty
    the tomb built for the twelfth Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty, vietnam.It features a blend of vietnamese architecture with western styles.i visited this place on 6 September, that time, i rented a car with driver for one day trip, this place is the second stop. i stepped in Tam Quan Gate first. it is typical of a traditional entrance in ancient Vietnamese architecture. the gate’s pillars are Indian style,it is an example of the mixture of Vietnamese and Indian cultures. after that,i reached Nghi Mon Area and Bai Dinh Yard. there are many statues of royals, warriors, horses, and elephants.i took some pics with them. then,i headed to Thien Dinh palace, this place, with the ceiling and walls decorated with murals of the Four Seasons, Eight Precious Objects and the Eight Immortals. Below, there is a gilt bronze statue of the King Khai Dinh. after visiting,i bought a key chain of imperial jade seal as a gift.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 October 2023
  • MizuhoK
    Hino, Japan3,898 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Influenced by French culture
    This tomb is characteristic for the French influenced architecture and ornaments. Facades, ceilings, canopy, everything is elaborately decorated. This is because the emperor studied in France and loved the culture. A dragon is painted on the ceiling. We see the influences by Chinese as well. We can see here the Vietnamese history and culture influenced by France and China. I visited here after Tu Duc and saw the difference from there clearly. It’s so beautiful and it got crowded by people taking pictures. The stairs to the tomb are steep but you’ll forget it once you see the beautiful inside.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 October 2023
  • Danhew
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful place with mysterious stories behind!
    As a Vietnamese living in Saigon, have many times for traveling to Hue city but this is my first time to visit Khai Dinh tomb. I was so surprised with the design, interiors of this place and cannot believed this was constructed manually without any support of machines or modern technical. Pls come to this place to see how beautiful Vietnam tourist attractions are. Many loves from Southern people.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 November 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unusual mixture of styles
    Hue is famous for its Imperial Citadel, as well for Royal tombs of Nguyen dynasty who ruled Vietnam (under French blessing) from 1802-1945. There're some 7-8 tomb sites scattered around the city southwestern suburbs. Tomb of Khai Dinh, who was the penultimate Emperor, is the most impressive and ornate one, yet with some kitschy details. It's elevated from the street level, reaching it through a Chinese style gate via 2 stairways. On the way up to the Mausoleum you pass ornate stone guards on both sides, as well few smaller temples. The main Mausoleum is a mix of east (Viet and Chinese) and west (French) architecture, which leaves a mixed impression of beauty and kitsch. Interiors are similar - lavishly decorated with mosaics of ceramics, glass, silver,....
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 February 2024
  • Peng Boon T
    Singapore, Singapore2,316 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very elaborate, with many buildings and structures built at several levels
    My wife and I visited Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb as part of our “Explore Hue Imperial Palace from Chan May Port” by VM Travel. Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb is very elaborate, with many buildings and structures built at several levels. There was much to see. As Hue is some distance from Chan May cruise port, we were happy to have this tour. Besides visiting the elaborate Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb, we visited the extensive Hue Imperial Palace, as well as Thien Mu Pagoda. We also had an excellent Vietnamese set lunch at Madam Thu Restaurant.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 April 2024
  • Shelley M
    Albany, New Zealand890 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very ornate and unexpected
    We got the hotel to arrange a taxi for us to this tomb, wait for us and return us to the hotel as we did not want to do a tour. It was a great choice and we all enjoyed seeing it at our pace. There are a lot of stairs but so much to see on different levels. Inside the tomb is just so beautiful and unexpected after the grey exterior. We spent probably and hour here looking around. It wasn't too crowded so easy to get photos without loads of people in them.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
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Shelley M
Albany, New Zealand890 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We got the hotel to arrange a taxi for us to this tomb, wait for us and return us to the hotel as we did not want to do a tour. It was a great choice and we all enjoyed seeing it at our pace. There are a lot of stairs but so much to see on different levels. Inside the tomb is just so beautiful and unexpected after the grey exterior. We spent probably and hour here looking around. It wasn't too crowded so easy to get photos without loads of people in them.
Written 13 April 2024
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Peng Boon T
Singapore, Singapore2,316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
My wife and I visited Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb as part of our “Explore Hue Imperial Palace from Chan May Port” by VM Travel. Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb is very elaborate, with many buildings and structures built at several levels. There was much to see. As Hue is some distance from Chan May cruise port, we were happy to have this tour. Besides visiting the elaborate Emperor Khai Dinh’s Tomb, we visited the extensive Hue Imperial Palace, as well as Thien Mu Pagoda. We also had an excellent Vietnamese set lunch at Madam Thu Restaurant.
Written 7 April 2024
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mzzyap
Philippines3,374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
No disrespect intended, but we weren't expecting to see such an ornate mausoleum in Hue. We didn't mind all the steps we had to climb after beholding Emperor Khai Dinh's lavishly decorated tomb.
Written 9 March 2024
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DotsGirl2
Vancouver, Canada452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We loved this complex. It is set up the same as other toms nearby but the buildings themselves were so ornate and beautiful on the inside. This was by far our favourite Hue site
Written 24 February 2024
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Hue is famous for its Imperial Citadel, as well for Royal tombs of Nguyen dynasty who ruled Vietnam (under French blessing) from 1802-1945. There're some 7-8 tomb sites scattered around the city southwestern suburbs.
Tomb of Khai Dinh, who was the penultimate Emperor, is the most impressive and ornate one, yet with some kitschy details.
It's elevated from the street level, reaching it through a Chinese style gate via 2 stairways. On the way up to the Mausoleum you pass ornate stone guards on both sides, as well few smaller temples.
The main Mausoleum is a mix of east (Viet and Chinese) and west (French) architecture, which leaves a mixed impression of beauty and kitsch. Interiors are similar - lavishly decorated with mosaics of ceramics, glass, silver,....
Written 4 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Danhew
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
As a Vietnamese living in Saigon, have many times for traveling to Hue city but this is my first time to visit Khai Dinh tomb. I was so surprised with the design, interiors of this place and cannot believed this was constructed manually without any support of machines or modern technical.

Pls come to this place to see how beautiful Vietnam tourist attractions are.

Many loves from Southern people.
Written 11 November 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MizuhoK
Hino, Japan3,898 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This tomb is characteristic for the French influenced architecture and ornaments. Facades, ceilings, canopy, everything is elaborately decorated. This is because the emperor studied in France and loved the culture. A dragon is painted on the ceiling. We see the influences by Chinese as well. We can see here the Vietnamese history and culture influenced by France and China. I visited here after Tu Duc and saw the difference from there clearly. It’s so beautiful and it got crowded by people taking pictures.
The stairs to the tomb are steep but you’ll forget it once you see the beautiful inside.
Written 29 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Raymondale
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
the tomb built for the twelfth Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty, vietnam.It features a blend of vietnamese architecture with western styles.i visited this place on 6 September, that time, i rented a car with driver for one day trip, this place is the second stop. i stepped in Tam Quan Gate first. it is typical of a traditional entrance in ancient Vietnamese architecture. the gate’s pillars are Indian style,it is an example of the mixture of Vietnamese and Indian cultures. after that,i reached Nghi Mon Area and Bai Dinh Yard. there are many statues of royals, warriors, horses, and elephants.i took some pics with them. then,i headed to Thien Dinh palace, this place, with the ceiling and walls decorated with murals of the Four Seasons, Eight Precious Objects and the Eight Immortals. Below, there is a gilt bronze statue of the King Khai Dinh. after visiting,i bought a key chain of imperial jade seal as a gift.
Written 7 October 2023
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L N
Bristol, UK328 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
Unmissable for the mosaics in the room of the tomb. Can’t believe the amount of wasted skill and energy that went into these.
Written 27 September 2023
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Rih Gonzalet
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Khai Dinh Tomb in Hue, Vietnam, is a captivating blend of traditional Vietnamese and Western architecture. Accessible by car, the journey itself offers scenic views and a glimpse into the region's rich history. The tomb's grandeur, intricate details, and serene surroundings make it a must-visit for history and architecture enthusiasts. Despite some accessibility challenges, the experience is well worth it. Discover the harmonious fusion of art, nature, and history at Khai Dinh Tomb in Hue.

Written 2 September 2023
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