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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  • This Emperor tomb is indeed beautiful, but not as impressive as the kai right mausoleum. The only advantage is that less tourists come here.
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  • The tomb is designed with several layers so there are stairs to be climbed. The chamber is decorated with coloured ceramic pieces with a French made bronze figure in the middle.  more »
  • What places of serenity, I rest when I am no longer of this world. To access the Tomb you have to go through several doors as heaven does not win as simply. Several tests await you (it's like an adventure game) but the place is beautiful. The best is to be accompanied by a guide who will explain all the secrets of the places. The place is surrounded by shallow pond in which lotus are planted and which serve as nesting box to dragonflies and frogs. I wish a good walk and enjoy every inch of this place beautiful. Do not hesitate to you sit on a bench and ponder. You relax you.
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  • Biggest royal tomb in Hue. It's nice to visit it by taking a boat trip up the Huong River. The tomb is designed such that the buildings form letter "Minh" in Chinese (meaning Light or Bright) if you take a bird's view. Each time you enter a gate in the tomb, it's like a whole new scene appears in front of you. Fascinating! Worth a visit especially if you really want to learn about Minh Mang - a great emperor, under his reign, Vietnam's territory was the largest so far in the country's history!
  • Not as spectacular as the other 2 (Khai Dinh and Tu Duc) but still nice area and outdoors. Bike trip there recommended to enjoy nice countryside and river!
  • Very interesting to see. The history is incredible. But take your water - it gets very hot :-)
  • Pleasant walking in this area. Very crowdy unfortunately. You can feed fishes which are in pools.
  • Beautiful and well maintained. Very few tourist when we were there (September). Recommend visiting by boat.

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