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Tomb of Minh Mang, Hue
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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. By using our Hue trip generator, you can arrange your visit to Tomb of Minh Mang and other attractions in Hue.
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When in Hue, you see the tombs. There is a VND100,000 entrance fee but it's worth seeing how the tombs are designed for the emperors. This tomb is quite different from the rest and nicely preserved.
A pretty spot for a morning stroll. Most signage in English and Vietnamese. Some parts run down but that's hardly surprising considering the history. Some parts are also quite slippery when wet. We di... read more »
It may be a burial site but the surroundings are so picturesque with extensive lakes and natural surroundings - it is a peaceful haven to spend a little time exploring.
Definitely in the top two best preserved / restored Nguyen tombs. Easy to view on your own - I cycled from the city on a typical Hue pushbike, the hills and route were manageable. Probably one of my favourite sights so far in Vietnam.
Another temple we visited as part of a bicycle trip from Hue. Absolutely incredible. The whole setup is tier based, with you moving progressively closer to the centre, where the tomb is located, It's not accessible to the public though, and you'll have to settle for a glimpse through a locked gate. Enough nature to keep anyone happy.
Beautiful and quiet place on the morning. If you do the tomb's trip by your own ( scooter ) you schould definitely begin with this one!
We visited this large tomb with a guide from the Stop & Go cafe. Nhein was excellent, with many interesting stories regarding the background of the Vietnamese emperors. The grounds of this tomb are extensive. A different view opens up when passing through gate after gate. A good guide will help you understand the significance of the different coloured roof tiles, and many other features in the grounds of the tomb. There weren't many visitors when we were there in July.
Personal best souvenirs of all tombs in Hue, very wide area where you can freely visit, nice balad and architecture
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