Gia Long Tomb is located in Thien Tho mountainous range, Huong Tho community, Thua Thien Hue. The fact, this is a tomb complex where is included a lot of the different tombs, it is far from the center of Hue around 16km by bus, and around 18km by boat along Huong River. Gia Long Tomb is a tomb complex to be surrounded by 42 hills, mountains, and Dai Thien is the largest mountain name at here. Gia Long Tomb was started to built since 1814 and it was completed in 1820. There is a large and easy road for the tourist to go from Huong River to Gia Long Tomb, two sides of the road is the big pine trees so that the weather is always cool and quiet at here.
Gia Long Tomb is located in a flat and large hill, Dai Thien Tho mountain is located in the front the tomb and there are seven another mountains to be located behind the tomb. There are 14 mountains in the left side and there are another 14 mountains to be located in the right side. Gia Long Tomb is a very beautiful picture between the nature and architecture, it created a mighty and great landscape at here, among the nature is main feature create the mighty of the sightseeing of the tomb area.
King Gia Long was died in 1819 at that time he was just 59 years old, he reigned for 17 years old. Visiting Gia Long Tomb, the tourist will feel a peaceful and quiet space but it is very beautiful. Arrival here, the tourist have a chance to see the success and unsuccess of the first king of Nguyen dynasty. If you are the tourist who prefer to find and explore about the different tombs in Hue is Gia Long Tomb is also one of the most worthwhile one to visit after Khai Dinh Tomb, Tu Duc Tomb and Minh Mang Tomb.
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