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Tomb of Gia Long

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Tomb of Gia Long

Tomb of Gia Long (Vietnamese: Lăng Gia Long), officially Thien Tho Tomb (Lăng Thiên Thọ), is a royal tomb of Nguyễn Dynasty which located at Thiên Thọ mount, some 20 kilometres south of the city of Huế. The tomb was originally built for empress Thừa Thiên after her death in 1814 but later became Gia Long and some of his family members' burial site.

The tomb is a group of tombs and was well known for its beauty. The tomb originally had a main complex that formed by the double-grave tomb of the emperor and empress Thừa Thiên in the center; Minh Thanh Temple, the dedicated temple of Gia Long and Thuận Thiên in the right, and the monument of Gia Long in the left. They were built at a plain and large hill of Thien Tho mount. Later, a lot of Nguyễn Dynasty royal family members, including empress Thuận Thiên, were buried here. Their burial sites made the tomb's perimeter rise to approx. 11,234 m. Today, the tomb is badly damaged and some of its structures have been destroyed.


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