Tomb of Dục Đức

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The Tomb of Emperor Dục Đức or the An Mausoleum (Vietnamese, An Lăng, 安陵) is a tomb complex in Huế in which are buried Dục Đức and his wife, his son Thành Thái, and his grandson the child-emperor Duy Tân, and several other members of Vietnam's last dynasty, the Nguyễn dynasty such as the queen mother Nguyễn Thị Định (mother of Duy Tân). [1] [2]

Huế City in Thừa Thiên–Huế, Vietnam

Huế (Vietnamese: [hwě] is a city in central Vietnam that was the capital of the Nguyễn Dynasty from 1802 to 1945, and of the protectorate of Annam. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor's home; and a replica of the Royal Theater. The city was also the battleground for the Battle of Huế, which was one of the longest and bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Dục Đức fifth emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty

Dục Đức (Hán tự: 育德, IPA: [zùkp ɗɨ́k]; born Nguyễn Phúc Ưng Ái, was Emperor of Vietnam for three days, from 20–23 July 1883. He was the fifth emperor of the Nguyễn dynasty and father of Emperor Thành Thái, who ruled from 1889 to 1907.

Thành Thái Vietnamese emperor

Thành Thái born Nguyễn Phúc Bửu Lân (阮福寶嶙), was the son of Emperor Dục Đức and Empress Dowager Từ Minh. He reigned for 18 years, from 1889 to 1907.

Duy Tân was buried in the tomb compound in 1987. [3]

The mausoleum has two sections - the tomb itself and Long An shrine. [4]

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References

  1. Khăć Ưńg Mai, Hùng Đào Huế, monuments of an ancient capital 2000 "ROYAL TOMBS - All together, thirteen kings of the Nguyễn Dynasty reigned in the imperial capital of Huế over a period of ... King Tụ Đức (Khiêm mausoleum), King Dục Đức (An mausoleum), King Đổng Khánh (Tư mausoleum), and King Khải ..."
  2. Thanh Tâm Trà̂n, Đình Kết Huỳnh Địa danh thành phố Hué̂ 2001 "AN LĂNG (lăng Dục Đức, Thành Thái, Duy Tân).."
  3. Jan Dodd, Mark Lewis The Rough Guide to Vietnam 1998 "The temple, built in 1899, is on the point of collapse though the walled compound where Duc Duc is buried with his wife is still intact, while emperors Thanh Thai and Duy Tan are interred in a separate row of graves behind the main temple."
  4. Khăć Ưńg Mai, Hùng Đào Huế, monuments of an ancient capital 2000 "In 1987 his remains were brought back to be buried at his father's tomb. An mausoleum with its two sections - the tomb and Long An shrine - became a family graveyard after Kings Thanh Thai and Duy Tan were buried there. It is a memorial to ..."