Hue in vietnam, Vietnam explorer: Tomb of Minh Mang 's in Thua Thien Hue province

Tomb of Minh Mang 's in Thua Thien Hue province


The Stele Pavilion (Bi Dinh) in Minh Mang’s Royal Tomb containing the Duc Than Cong stele.The Minh Mang Royal Tomb in Hue is the final resting place of one of the Nguyen Dynasty’s  a King  whose reign represents the apex of Nguyen power over the country. The Tomb is situated 12 km outside the city, on Cam Ke Hill,  on the west bank of the Perfume River. The tomb is a standard architectural complex which consists of 40 constructions (palaces, temples, pavilions, etc.) were designed on an symmetric axis running from Dai Hong gate to the foot of La Thanh (Surrounding Wall) behind the Emperor's tomb. Tourists visit Minh Mang’s Royal Tomb will be required to stop at a parking rest stop at the entrance.  Visitors  will walk about 500 yards  to reach the first stop: Dai Hong Mon Gate. Dai Hong Mon is It is the main gate to enter the tomb.The center gate was opened only once to admit the body of the Emperor. After the Emperor’s burial the center gate was closed for good. Visitors must enter through the two side gates which were for the use of mandarins and other members of the royal family. 
Behind Dai Hong Gate is the Honor Courtyard. Visitors go to Bi Dinh   with  two rows of statues of mandarins, elephants and horses.  Visiting Minh Mang’s tomb, everyone is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions.