Mac Cuu Tombs, Ha Tien - review by Rusty Compass
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Mac Cuu Tombs, Ha Tien

| 10 Jan 2012


Mac Cuu Tombs, Ha Tien
Mac Cuu St, Ha Tien

Our rating
10 Jan 2012

Chinese born Mac Cuu was the founder of Ha Tien and his family ran the place for generations. He and his numerous progeny lie buried here in a picturesque garden cemetery with its own temple.

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Mac Cuu arrived in Ha Tien in the late 17th century and formed a Chinese enclave that later aligned itself with the Nguyen Lordsm based in Hue Vietnam. After his death in 1735, his family retained prominence in the leadership of the community.

Mac Cuu's tombs are spread across a hillside garden just west of Ha Tien town centre. They feature Mac Cuu's temple, the most atmospheric of the temples and pagodas of the town, as well as a large collection of family tombs. Mac Cuu's is located at the top of the hill.

Travel tips
A short distance west of Ha Tien centre.

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