Nguyen Du Memorial Site

Nguyen Du (1765-1820) is a great poet and cultural celebrity of Viet Nam. The temple dedicated to him was built in 1825 in his native land of Tien Dien Village, Nghi Xuan District. 

The vestiges associated with Nguyen Du and the Nguyen clan scatters on an area of 20ha in Tien Dien Village, stretching from the bank of the Lam River to the border with Dong Cung region. The Nguyen Du Memorial Site is about two hectares in area. From the main entrance, we can see the guesthouse, literature houses No2 and No1, memorial site to Nguyen Quynh, temple dedicated to Nguyen Du, and museum. The museum displays many valuable objects such as the ink-slabs, plates made of shell Nguyen Du received as gifts during his ambassadorial trip to China, etc., 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.


Visiting the site, especially Nguyen Du's tomb, visitors have the chance to share the suffering of human life with the immense soul of a great poet of the Vietnamese.