Fodor's Expert Review Tomb of Minh Mang
A Hue classic, the Tomb of Minh Mang, emperor from 1820 to 1841, was completed in 1843 by his successor. His tomb is one of the most palatial, with numerous pavilions and courtyards in a beautiful pine forest. The burial site is modeled after the Ming tombs in Beijing. Sculptures of mandarins, elephants, and lions line the route to the burial site. Though the most far-flung of all the Hue tombs, Minh Mang is one of the few to have escaped any attempts of restoration. The mountainous backdrop and crumbling structure make it one of the most eerie, yet beautiful, tombs to visit.