Tomb of Minh Mang, Hue

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On the western bank of the Perfume River stands Tomb of Minh Mang, an architectural complex consisting of 40 buildings, including palaces, pavilions, and temples. Built in 1843, the complex holds the remains of Nguyen dynasty emperor who established a more efficient Vietnamese government, built many monuments, and stopped the Siamese invasion. Pass through one of two side-gates to enter a courtyard decorated with horse and elephant statues. Make Tomb of Minh Mang a centerpiece of your Hue vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hue journey planning website .
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  • October 5, 2017
    The tomb is very nice, peaceful and green. You should wear comfortable shoes to walk around. It's better to travel there in early of October not in December like us. Its rained a lot in December there  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Lovely open spaces. Impressive architecture. Interesting histories. Could easily walk around for a couple of hours if it wasn't so hot! But a recommended visit  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    We came here on the Pagoda and 3 temple tour and we really really enjoyed all of them. They are each a bit different. This one has gardens where you can escape into the shade. The buildings are quite ...  more »
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  • July 18, 2017
    Lăng Minh Mạng (Hiếu lăng) Vua Minh Mạng là hoàng đế thứ 2 triều Nguyễn, sau Gia Long. Điều mình nhớ nhất về ông vua này là sùng Nho giáo, đóng cửa với Tây nhưng vẫn cố gắng xây dựng hải quân, đặc biệt đáng nhớ là vị vua mở rộng lãnh thổ Việt Nam tới mức lớn nhất trong lịch sử (chiếm cả Lào và Cambodia). Do mối thù với ông Lê Văn Duyệt nên cai trị không đúng đắn, về sau Cam và Lào nổi dậy lật đổ ách đô hộ :3 Đây là công trình bề thế uy nghi nhất trong số những lăng tẩm của vua chúa nhà Nguyễn. Kiến trúc thể hiện rõ tầm nhìn của vua Minh Mạng và thể hiện cả triết lý nhân sinh quan trong đó, được nhiều học giả đánh giá cao. Lăng này Minh Mạng xây được một nửa thì mất, vua Thiệu Trị tiếp tục hoàn thành. Cách thành phố hơn 10km, đường đi hơi vắng, chạy một hồi tưởng lạc.
  • April 27, 2017
    I loved this tomb very much. It had it's own mystic atmosphere. Great place to take fabulous pictures and just to enjoy ancient Vietnamese culture for a while.
  • April 25, 2017
    I like this place, it was not huge like the imperial palace, but, it's quite beautiful. But the heat is killing me. Wear hat or something to make sure you can endure the heat.
  • May 22, 2017
    A beautiful place to see! The attention to detail is amazing!
  • February 6, 2017
    Very beautiful Tomb probably the most beautiful of the 3 imperial tombs we visited while in Hue. Surrounded by artificial lakes and beautiful gardens it's the perfect place for pictures

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