Was there around lunchtime with only very few other visitors. Very atmospheric and set in beautiful country side.
It is a beauiful place, some nice decoration, but is not the best of the tombs at Hué. The surroundings are specially beautiful.
A lot like the citadel, so not much new from that perspective, however how the different buildings are laid out in respect to Feng Shui are absolutely breathtaking. Worth the visit for that alone.
Minh Mang had the strongest personality among kings in Nguyen Dynasty. His tomb has the biggest buildings which was built by thousands craftsman, farmers, slaves and spent lots of gold. The architecture is unique and restored some years ago so at this time you could see the full ancient beauty of it. Its structure and arrangement creates a grave atmosphere.... More
you must climb 33 stone steps to reach the tomb. In addition, visitors can see the poems in the stele pavilion, Hien Duc gate, Sung An temple and Minh pavilion of Vietnam’s early 19th century. Coming to Hue, visitors will have unique impression in Minh Mang tomb about ancient architecture and solemn space.
Our visit to the Hue Citadel was extremely interesting. Although extremely hot the day we were there we thoroughly enjoyed learning about this area. Of course our guide was very knowledgeable also. I would certainly say a place not to miss when visiting the Hoi An area. The drive from Hoi An to Hue was also lovely, although at times... More
This is a an elegantly laid out set of early nineteenth century buildings in a lovely wooded setting with large stretches of water round about and flowering shrubs. It was designed by the emperor himself for his own tomb. It takes at least half an hour by taxi to get there from the centre of Hue, but it is well... More
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