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Hue 377.jpg (39911 bytes) Minh Mang's Mausoleum on the banks of the Perfume River.

Stone figures guard the honour courtyard at the entrance to the tomb.

Minh Mang was the dynasties second Emperor and built the Imperial City.

Courtyard, gates and gardens, Tomb of Minh Mang. 

The best time to visit is in mid March when the lakes within the grounds are covered with lotus blooms.

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Hue 380.jpg (39659 bytes) The Tombs of the seven Emperors who reigned until their deaths are sited in the hills on either side of the Perfume River in the Valley of the Nguyen Kings

They can be reached by car or by boat.

Thai Hoe Palace  Within the Citadel and surrounding the Forbidden City is the Imperial Enclosure where all the official ceremonies took place.   It was here at the Palace that the last Nguyen Emperor abdicated to Ho Chi Minh's delegation in 1945 Hue 382.jpg (39348 bytes)
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