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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  • Gorgeous lake and lots of nice greenery around, the buildings themselves are quite interesting. We enjoyed the mystery, no one knows exactly where the emperor was buried which is kinda cool. It’s quit...  more »
  • The plant is large; the most stones/walls are black, so you can only imagine the former splendor. The classic arrangement of grave, border pillars, temples, stelae, ceremony space is wonderful to look at. Even with an overcast sky, we enjoyed the place.
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  • Spent some time with the group and our tour guide here, as seemed to be the way lots of Chrysanthemums to be seen. Well planted gardens and potted plants to be seen along with pools and Koi Carp. Appa...  more »
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  • This place is simply amazing. It looks very underwhelming from the outside but as you walk through the various buildings are you are led to a new vista, each one more beautiful than the other. This place has so many surprises and has many great photo opportunities. Recommended you spend at least an hour here exploring.
  • It is one of the things you should be visiting while in the area because it is the grave of the second king of Vietnam and hosts some old buildings and sculptures which are nice to explore. The king is kept in a hill behind closed doors and nobody knows the exact location of the coffin. There is a main building which has godist statues in it and behind the building there is the grave hill. Why I only give 3 stars is because of the maintenance of the whole area which is not as expected. I hope that moving forward more of the entrance money will be spend into restoration of the area as well as the other Tombs in the Greater Hue area and the old City in Hue as well.
  • The Minh Mang Tomb is more than just a heritage site. A beautiful botanical garden and several temples and monuments have been built around the tomb. Bring picnic food or buy from the many local stores on site to enjoy a picnic in the ancient forest which surrounds the monuments. The trip to the tomb from Hue city centre is beautifully picturesque as well.
  • This place was super disapointing. You cant go into the tomb only on a special day once a year. If youve seen a lot of asia dont bother. If you are new to vietnam maybe worth a visit.
  • 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!

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