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  Tomb of Nguyen Emperor Tu Duc

 

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The residence of the 19th century Nguyen Emperor Tu Duc (fig.) includes a lakeside pavilion, known as Xun Khiem, which this ruler used to relax and write poetry. Though after his death, the palace complex was intended to become his tomb, the emperor is in fact buried elsewhere, on a secret location, and the palace tomb is but a cenotaph.

 

The emperor's poems are on display inside the main palace building known as Hoa Khiem Palace, painted on glass in reverse and then framed backward, thus showing the golden text in a readable fashion, decorated with landscapes and other scenes, akin to the Chinese art of nei hua.

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  Tomb of Nguyen Emperor Tu Duc