HUE CITY OF GHOSTS – WHERE THE DEAD SUPPORT THE LIVING
Hue city is well known as a tourists city and a Budhist centre of Viet Nam also. However, there a few people know that Hue is famous for a large of magnificent palace for the dead. That the reason why many people here call Hue is “ Hue city of ghost”.
Hue city of ghosts location
Driving about 20 kilometers east of Ancient Hue City by motorbike, An Bang is a quiet coastal village appears like a fairy colorful country. Actually, it is a cemetery with a vateness and masterpiece tombs which look really admirable scene from far away. It looks like the other version of Hue citadel located in outside of city.The local called : “ City of Tombs” also.
What to see in Hue city of ghosts
Lasting 3 kilometers along the coast, Hue city of ghost looks like the galaxy in the space. When the tourists come here, what is amazing that you can not recognize they are a community of tombs. The shape of Phoenix, dragon, Unicorn was made by shell, color ceramics and debris appear like a miracle. Moreover, they was made by hand of the local workmen in An Bang village. Thanks to this City of Ghosts, many unique traditional artists in Vietnam have chance to reconsitute such as making dragons, phoenixes by pieces of glazed terra-cotta and potteries on walls
The grandiose and size of the tombs demonstrate the sucessful of the family. The relatives live in oversea ready to pay a large number of expenses to built the biggest tomb in the village for their ancestor to assert that more complex is more beautiful. Interestingly, someone lives far away homeland, they also build the “palace” for themselves to prepare for “the last day”. They believe that the true life becomes after the death. Actually, this thinking have been appeared above the period of the Kings in Nguyen’s Dynasty with the size community for example Tu Duc tomb, Khai Dinh tomb or Minh Mang tomb.
How to get to Hue city of ghosts
On the way to Thuan An beach, tourists are able to visit the village by many ways: motorbike tour or Hue Hoi An private car from Hue to Hoi An. By the white sand paths, tourists can walk through to explore more incredible things in Hue city of Ghost.
Visit here in dry days and do not forget to bring hat, suncreen and sunglass.