The Minh Mang Royal Tomb in Hue, Vietnam, is the final resting place of one of the Nguyen Dynasty’s most faithful Confucians, whose reign represents the apex of Nguyen power throughout the country. About 40 monuments comprise Minh Mang’s royal tomb, all on an oval 44-acre lot surrounded by a high wall. The complex is split down the middle by a straight path about 2,300 feet long. The whole arrangement is surrounded with ponds fringed with pine trees.
The Emperor ordered the construction of his tomb on the year of his reign, but unfortunately he did not live to complete it. He died in 1840, but was placed in his tomb in 1843, when his son had completed the tomb for him.