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 place is worth the visit. Magnificent constructions in an extraordinary garden with old trees and water bodies. Poetic and magical place...
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  • Place full of beautiful gardens surrounded by lakes and beautiful trees. Great to learn more about Viet nam culture and history.  more »
  • In case you to check out the tomb of Ming Mang go by motorboat. It's a spiritual and scenic approach to take. What an amazing building as well as fitting tribute to among the very first Nguyen Emperor...  more »
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  • This tomb is imperial tomb it reflection of the Chinese architectural concepts. It's quit special tomb in hue. This is one of the tomb must come and visit if you come to hue. There is a bridge over a Lake of lotus flowers which gives access to the Imperial Minh Mang tomb. It really amazing and special.
  • This is more than just a tomb it is a tour of impressive architectural structures, gardens and lakes...therefore you must allow yourself enough time to strole through this amazing complex! We had wonderful cool weather enhancing the enjoyment of the various scenic views! A not to be missed experience!
  • 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.
  • This majestic tomb is renowned for its architecture and sublime forest setting. The tomb was planned during Minh Mang’s reign (1820–40) but built by his successor, Thieu Tri. Minh Mang's tomb is in An Bang village, on the west bank of the Perfume River, 12km from Hue. The Honour Courtyard is reached via three gates on the eastern side of the wall. Three granite staircases lead from the courtyard to the square Stele Pavilion (Dinh Vuong). Sung An Temple, which is dedicated to Minh Mang and his empress, is reached via three terraces and the rebuilt Hien Duc Gate. On the other side of the temple, three stone bridges span Trung Minh Ho (Lake of Impeccable Clarity). The central bridge was for the emperor’s use only. Minh Lau Pavilion (Pavilion of Light) stands on the top of three superimposed terraces that represent the ‘three powers’: the heavens, the earth and water. To the left is the Fresh Air Pavilion, to the right, the Angling Pavilion. From a stone bridge across crescent-shaped Tan Nguyet Lake (Lake of the New Moon), a monumental staircase with dragon banisters leads to Minh Mang’s sepulchre. The gate to the tomb is opened only once a year on the anniversary of the emperor’s death.
  • 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.
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