About An Bang Cemetery
An Bang Cemetary, beside the popular and famous attractions in Hue such as Imperial city, Thien Mu pagoda and royal tombs, there is a unique destination which tourists must visit which is called An Bang Cemetery.
After the Vietnam reunification in 1975, many Vietnamese people from An Bang village left their hometown to go abroad such as Western, Europe and America to find jobs in order to have a better life. After that, they sent back money to build graves for their relatives in this village. Some people also built the tombs even though the family members have not died yet.
Honoring ancestors is one of the special cultures of Vietnam and locals enjoy building many mausoleums around here.
An Bang has become the largest cemetery in Vietnam with affluent tombs. Usually, typical figures are between twenty five to fifty thousand dollars to build a tomb. This magnificent place has become one of the tourist attractions for exploring.
An Bang Cemetery Location
It is located in the fishing village of An Bang, Thua Thien – Hue province, which is 30 km east of Hue city. It stretches along the side of the road for 3 kilometers, and there are thousands of tombs with different architectural shapes
Why its called the City of Ghosts
An Bang cemetery is considered as the most luxurious tombs in Vietnam. There are thousands of colossal, colored tombs of all shapes. It is quite scary to visit this place as it is in a quiet village near Thuan An beach and surrounded by a lot of graves. Therefore, local people call it the city of ghosts
What to see in An Bang cemetery
Coming to An Bang cemetery, you will visit thousands of lavish and elaborate tombs which are especially built by mosaic architecture. Some of the mausoleums are like the mansion. This is also an opportunity to learn about the local customs of graves in Vietnam.
Factually, tombs in An Bang mausoleum city have various styles: Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, Vietnamese, Chinese and Western & hellip. Notably, many tombs in An Bang are the duplicates of Nguyen King’s graves and the Hue Royal Citadel. Many distinctive traditional crafts in Vietnam are restored thanks to this City of Ghosts. For instance, making dragons, phoenixes by bits of glazed terra cotta and potteries on walls, etc.
How to visit An Bang cemetery
From Hue city center, there are two ways you can visit this cemetery, you can either choose to travel here by motorbike or by private car. It will take approximately 60 minutes to reach the destination
If you would like to go to Hoi An. You want to visit An Bang Cemetary on the way, You can get a trip from Hue to Hoi An By Car.