Emperor Dong Khanh was born in 1864, crowned in 1886 and breathed his last only 3 years later in 1889 at the age of 25. He was also Emperor Tu Duc’s nephew and foster-son. Since the reign of Dong Khanh, in other words, after the fall of the Hue city (5 July 1885), Vietnam completely […]

Hue city has seven tombs of seven Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty, planned and constructed in the hilly region southwest of the Citadel, Hue Royal tomb – namely: Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri, Tu Duc, Duc Duc, Dong Khanh and Khai Dinh. They have in common the following features: –         The construction was started almost during […]

Thien mu pagoda – Pagoda Of The Heavenly Lady The name, Thien Mu pagoda,takes its source from a legend. It was told that long ago, there appeared an old woman every night on the hill where the pagoda stands today. She told local people that a Lord would come and build a Buddhist pagoda for […]