City of Ghosts - The Village An Bang

The Village An Bang and the City of Ghosts

Find out all about the City of Ghosts near Hue, away from mass tourism.

Hue is a city with a long history and culture is definitely worth a visit. However, few people know about the An Bang Cemetery (Nghĩa Trang An Bắng in Vietnam), also known as the City of Ghosts.

About twenty kilometers east of Hue City lies the largest cemetery in the country.

After the reunification of Vietnam in 1975, many residents of An Bang Village emigrated to Europe and the United States. From there, they sent money back to their relatives, making it one of the richest villages in Vietnam.

The cemetery with its colorful structures on the white sand stretches over a length of 3 kilometers.

From Buddhist-style temples to gothic tombs with a lot of Romanesque columns, the cemetery's aesthetics are: anything is possible. Remarkably, many tombs in An Bang are duplicates of Nguyen Kings tombs and the royal citadel of Hue.

The last time we visited An Bang Cemetery, nobody was there. The cemetery was empty and we could explore and admire it undisturbed.

If you are looking for a unique place, be sure to visit An Bang Cemetery. You will be able to tell a great story for your loved ones at home.

In this "realm of the earth," it's normal for someone living on a piece of land to build their own tomb.

We recommend the An Bang Cemetery as an alternative half day tour from Hue. A unique, and not touristy place.

Our private vehicles are always available for you throughout Vietnam. We will gladly make you an individual offer according to your personal wishes and ideas. Just write us where you would like to go.

The exact location of the City of Ghosts can be found below:

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