Khai Dinh Royal Tomb in Hue, Vietnam

Emperor Khai Dinh Tomb Plaque (in Hue)

The first tomb we visited on our motorcycle tour of Hue’s royal tombs was also the newest, the Tomb of the Emperor Khai Dinh. It dated from the early 1900s and  its architecture was a crazy mishmash of French and Vietnamese, with lots of googly-eyed dragons, both inside and outside.

Dragon at a Royal Tomb in Hue Inside were brilliantly coloured tile mosaics of googly-eyed dragons staring out at you from the walls…
Ceramic mosaic dragon at a Royal Tomb in Hue …and peeping down at you in between the clouds on the ceilings.
Dragons on the Ceiling of a Royal Tomb in HueThe tomb itself was decoration overload.
The Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue, VietnamKhai Dinh, statue of the king of Vietnam.
The Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue, Vietnam: Statue of the King The exterior was mostly of grey concrete/cement, and along with the dragons were statues of mandarins, elephants and horses, all part of an honour guard to protect the tomb.
The Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue, VietnamThe Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue, VietnamFor the rest of the grounds I have not been able to resist using the “Dream Look” filter from my newest obsession: the photo app, Photoshop Express!
The Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue, Vietnam The Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue, Vietnam The Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue, Vietnam The Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh in Hue, Vietnam

Entrance Ticket for Khai Dinh Tomb in Hue

Entrance Ticket for Khai Dinh Tomb in Hue

Khai Dinh was the first tomb on our motorcycle tour of three royal tombs just outside the Imperial City of Hue in Vietnam.

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