Minh Mang is a Nguyen Dynasty royal tomb dating from the early 1800s. The emperor Minh Mang used this complex of buildings as a summer palace, while supervising the building of his tomb.
Features include oriental architectural details, a lake that the emperor to fished from, and serene gardens where the emperor (and I) could escape from the crowds.
Details of the architecture.
A kind of dragon dog popular in Vietnamese mythology.
This entrance way has a rolled-up blind with a dragon painted on it and a bonsai in front.
Details of the roof tiles. Entrance into the garden.
Details of the surrounding gardens and lake.
The fishing pavilion where the emperor used to fish from.
Pathway and bridge details.Entrance ticket into the tomb.
Minh Mang was the second tomb on our motorcycle tour of the three royal tombs just outside the Imperial City of Hue in Vietnam.
- Tomb 1: The Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh, built 1920-1931
- This Tomb: Minh Mang, built between 1820 and 1840
- Tomb 3: Tu Duc’s Tomb, the oldest of the three.