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Tomb of Minh Mang

Hue, Vietnam
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Ranked #1 of 34 Attractions in Hue
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: A serene, flower-lined walkway leads to this Nguyen Dynasty emperor’s regal tomb, which is part of a complex including a summer home and lake.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We hired bikes and cycled here so the journey was enjoyable. The tomb itself is massive and takes a bit of time to walk around. The grounds are very nice to look at too. There is some information in each of the buildings but there's also guided tours. Like the imperial city, I think a guided tour or reading up... More

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Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

A visit to one, or preferably more, of the emperor's tombs' is an absolute must. But as I keep saying - get a local guide. It's great looking at old stuff, but rather pointless if you don't know what it all means or represents, or who built what/when/how/why. It's the history and stories that I think make these places interesting.... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

Very quiet serene setting, and large grounds. Not as many tourists either since it is a bit harder to get to.

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Coquitlam, Canada
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74 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

There are about four gates and four pavilions to go through before getting to the Emperor's tomb which is like on the other side of the lake there (or maybe it's on an island in the lake), and the last pavilion before getting to the tomb may be on an island too as there's a set of three bridges (parallel... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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76 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

40 monuments, with gardens and pools surrounding them - beautiful area to explore. It is an UNESCO World Heritage site, and Emperor Minh Mang reigned in the Nguyen Dynasty (the last of the Vietnamese dynasties) from 1820-1840. The construction of his tomb was completed after his death and is said to have taken approximately 10,000 workers to complete. Stunning site.

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Otley West Yorkshire
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We got dropped off and the place was almost deserted, apart from the usual sellers. You have lovely views of the grounds and lakes. There's a wide terrace and a path that leads up to the entrance to the tombs, but the gates are locked. A great place to visit.

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

It is usually part of the tour to the other tombs which is fine but not worth going there on its own.

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Baarlo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We visited only 2 of the many imperial tombs around Hue. Tu Duc's and Minh Mang were the most interesting for us. It's stunning to see all the elaborate artistry coming out in the stone statues, carvings, the rooms are exquisitly covered in mosaic work made from broken old chinese or vietnamese pottery and shells, mother of pearl inlay and... More

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Ober-Ramstadt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Impressive complex, should be visited in Hue. It can very good be connected to a Perfume River cruise for half a day.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was a but rainy the day I visited by easy rider motorbike, but then the tomb was deserted so I had the place to myself. I imagine when a bus group shows up,it is busier, but the grounds are huge, so you can easily escape the crowds

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