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Khai Dinh Tomb
Burial place of Khai Dinh, the 12th king of the Nguyen Dynasty and father of Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam. Completed in 1931, King Khai Dinh’s tomb incorporates both Asian and European architecture and design. The mausoleum and its walls are ornately decorated with embedded shards of glass, ceramics, and porcelain. A gilt statue of Khai Dinh, below a canopy, is in the mausoleum at the top of the multi-leveled site. A stele pavilion, rows of statues of elephants, and civil and military officials are in the courtyard.

(khata) Prayer shawl in Tibet. Khatags, traditional white silk shawls, are offered to honored guests in greeting. Khatags or ceremonial scarves are also presented to religious images such as the statues of Buddha.

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