Tomb City

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On the border of a little town in Vietnam there is a graveyard.

Hidden behind a labyrinth of streets in An Bang village is Tomb City.

Inching past the muddy farm houses and derelict hotels, the burial site is home to thousands of graves.

In Vietnam, to bury a loved one in tomb filled with splendour is not only a sign of respect but also stands as an unusual hierarchy structure.

With each tomb costing up to $150,000 U.S. dollars, the burial sites are a far cry from an engraved stone and a bunch of flowers.

Tomb City Vietnam from sjcstudents on Vimeo.

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Nikki Keating

Nicola Keating will graduate this year from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Journalism. Passionate about writing and storytelling, she is currently the literary editor for Brisbane-based street press publication, Sartre Magazine. Nicola's particular interest has always been in foreign news and traveling, taking any opportunity to experience something new. This year has seen her delve into lifestyle and music journalism having worked with news agencies such as the Sunday Mail and U Magazine. While profiling is her first love, Nicola is keen to refine her skills in broadcast, radio and photo journalism.

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