Nguyen Du (1765 – 1820) was born in Thang Long. His burial site is located in Dong Cung. Visiting the site, especially Nguyen Du’s tomb, tourists will have opportunity to share the suffering of human life with the immense soul of a great poet of the Vietnamese.
The vestiges associated with Nguyen Du and the Nguyen clan scatters on an area of 20ha in Tien Dien village, Nghi Xuan District, Ha Tinh Province, stretching from the bank of the Lam River to the border with Dong Cung region.
Nguyen Du Memorial Site
The Nguyen Du memorial site is about two hectares in area. From the main entrance, we can see the guesthouse, village literati temples N02 and N01, memorial site to Nguyen Quynh Temple dedicated to Nguyen Du, and exhibition room. The room displays some valuable objects such as the ink-slabs, plates made of shell Nguyen Du received as gifts during his ambassadorial trip to China, a compass he used for hunting, a wine bottle and cups, and the container of the royal diplomas conferred on Nguyen Nghiem.
Nguyen Du‘s burial site is located in Dong Cung, consisting of an altar, the tomb, and a garden. The altar has a stone stele and a statue in the shape of a table. The stele is carved with 19th century designs.
The Memorial site is opened 7a.m to 5p.m daily including the holiday and the weekend.
Visiting the site, especially Nguyen Du’s tomb, tourists in Vietnam travel will take the chance to share the suffering of human life with the immense soul of a great poet of the Vietnamese.