Minh Mang Tomb
Minh Mang Tomb

Minh Mang Tomb - Hue Highlights

Minh Mang was the ruling king of Vietnam from 1820 to 1841. In 1826, the King ordered the search for a good site to build his tomb and found the place only in 1840. The construction of the tomb had been underway for a few months when Minh Mang died and the successor, King Thieu Tri continued the work based on the design chosen by his father. The construction of Minh Mang's tomb was done only in 1843, 2 years after the king died.

The whole architecture of  Minh Mang's tomb is like a reclining person resting the head on the mountain stretching the legs relaxingly to the Perfume River. The different buildings and monuments of Minh Mang's tomb are balanced on an axis called The Sacred Path which is 700m long.

Gate to Minh Mang Tomb
Gate to Minh Mang Tomb - Dai Hong Mon
 
 
 
Epitaph House
Epitaph House - Bi Dinh
 
 
 
 Bai Dinh & Hien Duc Mon
Bai Dinh & Hien Duc Gate leading to the worshiping area of Minh Mang's tomb
 
 
 
Epitaph House
 
 
 
 
Hoang Trach Mon - Minh Mang's Tomb
Hoang Trach Mon - Minh Mang's Tomb
 
 
 
 
Enlightening Pavilion - Minh Lau
Enlightening Pavilion - Minh Lau where the King's soul would come back and contemplate on clear nights
 
 
 
 
The Sacred Path and the Enlightening Pavilion
The Sacred Path and the Enlightening Pavilion (Than Dao and Minh Lau)
 
 
 
 
The burial area of Minh Mang's Tomb
 The burial area of Minh Mang's Tomb
Minh Mang's tomb is 12km from Hue City and can be reached either by road or by the Perfume River