Royal Tombs Of Hué, Vietnam
Hué, Vietnam ~ A City Worth Every Hour Of Your Visit
Hué, Vietnam is one of the most picturesque cities in all of Vietnam, known for its beauty, historical importance and scholarly eminence. It is a city not to be missed while touring the country. One of the more interesting visits will be to the royal tombs scattered about the countryside. There are seven known royal tombs in Huè, most to the southeast of the Citadel across the expanse of the Perfume River, with the lone one not far from the Citadel itself. Three of the seven, which are found in the best condition are most visited by those who travel the city.
The Minh Mang royal tomb, which is on the side of the river as the Citadel is the most traditional of the tombs and is laid out in classical Chinese style, emphasizing a symmetry of design reflective of that same traditional style. The tomb has some forty edifices upon the grounds with a main pathway that leads to the salutation court, stele pavilion, and thereafter the emperor's tomb. The emperor did not live to see the completion of the tomb that he ordered built for his passing and it was his son who finished completion. The emperor's burial took place in 1843.