Sunday, February 17, 2008
Inside Khai Dinh's Palace, Hue
Inside the palace it is a visual feast compared to the less-inspiring blackened exterior of the mausoleum. Colourful floor tiles, a huge dragon-in-the-clouds mural that was painted by artists using their feet adorns the ceiling of the middle chamber, and bright frescoes of inlaid ceramics and glass depicting the four seasons, cover the walls.
Nine metres below a life-size bronze statue of Khai Dinh made in France in 1922, the king's remains are entombed