Former imperial capital Hue in central Vietnam is strewn with the arcane tombs of Nguyen Dynasty rulers, the country’s last royals.
Travel blogger Quy Coc Tu, real name Ngo Tran Hai An, recently shot a series of aerial photos depicting the tombs of Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) kings, apart from those of Bao Dai and Ham Nghi who were buried abroad. Ham Nghi reigned from 1884-1885, while Bao Dai is Vietnam’s last king, ruling 1925-1945.
As the official Nguyen Dynasty residence, Hue’s Imperial Citadel began construction in 1804. Oriented to face the Huong (Perfume) River, the royal enclosure modeled its temples, gardens, and palaces after Beijing’s Forbidden City.
Despite Vietnam War damage, its sheer size and heritage value make it a top local attraction.