Today we visited the Hue Citadel, very beautiful place, see some photos:
The palace of supreme harmony:
Cool statue of a lion:
Dragon ornaments on top of the citadel buildings:
Later on we went to visit the tomb of emperor Tu Duc, he was the forth ruler of the Nguyen dynasty, and regined from 1848 to 1883.
Here's a little lizard:
In this photo you can see four mandarin statues (the mandarin are officers working for the emperor), two civilian mandarin and two military mandarin. You can also see a horse and elephant. These are ment to go with the emperor to the next world:
In this building you can see his autobiography (since he didn't have any children, he wrote his own biography...):
The autobiography is written on a 20ton piece of stone as you can see here:
In the autobiography he speaks about his childhood (how he got smallpox, which is why he has no children..., etc...) and he mentions the three mistakes he made in his life:
This is where the emperor is buried:
He is buried somewhere under that area (there's a tunnel maze there), nobody knows exactly where the body is because those who buried him were killed right after the burial.