The Mac Cuu Family Tombs are found near the town of Ha Tien, Kien Giang province. This family played a prominent role in the history of Ha Tien. During the time that the town was still part of Cambodia, Mac Cuu was the Khmer appointed to be the governor of this land. Faced by attacks from Thais, he turned for help to the Vietnamese and was able to repel the attacks.
Also known as the Hill of the Tombs, Mac Cuu and his several dozen relatives are buried here complete with traditional Chinese tombs. The tombs are elaborately decorated with lions, dragons and phoenixes.
The actual tomb of Mac Cuu is the largest of them all. It was built in 1809 and it features a White Tiger as well as a Green Dragon.
Traveling to Kien Giang and visiting the Tombs of Mac Cuu Family, which played an prominent role in Ha Tien's history, is a good choice for tourists in Vietnam travel who want to discover the history of this captivating land.