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Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang Hue

Imperial Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang in Hue


The tomb of Minh Mang's Imperial is located 12 km from the city of Hue, in the Mount Cam Ke and the Perfume River West Shore. This imperial tomb is a reflection of the Chinese architectural concepts, recommended sightseeing by its monuments, statues, gardens and especially the bridge over a Lake of lotus flowers which gives access to the Imperial Minh Mang tomb.

Minh Mang Tomb Imperial
Minh Mang Tomb Imperial

Information about the Imperial Minh Mang tomb


la grave Imperial of Emperor Minh Mang (Minh Mạng) was built by his successor and son Thieu Tri (see Imperial Tomb of Emperor Thieu Tri) during the years 1840 to 1843, since although Minh Mang design the imperial tomb complex, died early in the year 1841. In the works of construction of the tomb helped 10,000 people, between workers and artists.

Imperial Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang in Hue - Vietnam
Imperial Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang

The tomb of Minh Mang is without doubt the best combined natural landscapes and architectural complexes. You could say that is halfway between the tomb Imperial Tomb of Tu Duc and Imperial Tomb of Khai Dinh.

Structure and composition of Minh Mang Tomb Imperial


The Minh Mang tomb has an area of 18 hectares, surrounded by a wall enclosing inside 40 monuments, including palaces, temples and pavilions.

Sign up for the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang in Hue
Sign / Map of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang

The structure of the tomb is a symmetrical central axis by way of road, where the different monuments are lining up. This axis is known with the name of trail Than Dao, which runs through a Lake of lotus flowers.
The main entrance to the tomb is the Dai Hong Mon gate, from there we will have to walk half a kilometer to reach the central courtyard. Once in the central courtyard, there to climb a staircase of granite that will lead us to the Pavilion of steles. From there, we will cross a bridge crossing a Lake of flowers of Lotus, the new Moon Lake, until reaching the temple where is the sarcophagus of Emperor Minh Mang.

Dai Hong Mon Gate
Dai Hong Mon gate turn consists of three doors: a central door and two side doors.
As curiosity will say that the central door was opened only once, to let the Emperor's mortal remains, since then, was closed to cal y canto, reason by which, to access the imperial tomb of Minh Mang, you have to use the side doors.


Dai Hong Mon Gate - Imperial Tomb in Hue Minh Mang
Dai Hong Mon Gate - Imperial Minh Mang Tomb

The central courtyard of the Tomb of Minh Mang
The central courtyard, also called patio for ceremonies, is decorated by rows of stone statues, representing the mandarins, soldiers and elephants.

Statues in the courtyard of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang in Hue
Statues in the courtyard of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang in Hue

Pavilion contrails
This Pavilion located in the central courtyard of the Imperial Minh Mang Tomb, is known with the name of Pavilion of steles inside a stele is located with the biography of Emperor Minh Mang, written by his son and successor, Thieu Tri.

Temple of the Imperial Tomb stelae along Minh Mang (Hue, Vietnam)
Steles Pavilion - Imperial Minh Mang Tomb

New Moon Lake
The new Moon Lake is a beautiful Lake full of flowers of Lotus, crossed by a stone bridge.

Gateway to Imperial Minh Mang Tomb
Gateway to Imperial Minh Mang Tomb

Lake next to the Imperial Minh Mang Tomb - Hue (Vietnam)
Lake next to the Imperial Tomb Minh Mang

The tomb of Minh Mang
In the last Temple of the complex lies the sarcophagus of Minh Mang. Access to the temple are 33 stone stairs, handrail, carved in granite, which emulates the sinuous form of a dragon.

Imperial Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang in Hue - Vietnam
Imperial Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang

Door and monuments Minh Mang Tomb in Hue Imperial
Imperial sights of Minh Mang Tomb

Location Minh Mang Tomb Imperial

Minh Mang tomb is located about 12 km southwest of the city of Hue, in the center of Vietnam.


Getting to the Imperial Tomb Minh Mang

Old Photo of Minh Mang Tomb Imperial (Hue - Vietnam)
Old Photo of Minh Mang Tomb Imperial
We may Minh Mang tomb by car or sailing boat on the Perfume River. However, we recommend moving to the imperial tomb drive, since from the river will have to walk a while.

Hours Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang


Minh Mang tomb is open daily from 8: 00 to 18: 00.

Entry fee


Access to the Imperial Minh Mang tomb is free, however the price of admission are 80,000 VND (about 3€, see) Vietnam currency).

Contact the tomb of Minh Mang Imperial

  • phone: 84 (0) 54 523237
  • email: huemonuments@dng.vnn.vn
  • : http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/678/
  • address: Xa Hương Thọ, Jack Huong Tra ( Hue, Vietnam)

Important data on Gia Long Imperial tomb


  • Year of construction: 1840-1843
  • Hue distance: 12 km
  • Ticket price: 80. 000VND (about 3€)

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