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Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang in Hue.

The height of the Nguyen Dynasty was reached during the reign of Emperor Minh Mang (1820-1840). Built between 1841-1843 his tomb took ten thousand soldiers and artisans to complete. The tomb consists of about 40 monuments of various sizes; peaceful ponds, gardens, pavilions and temples. All lie within an oval shaped wall with a circumference of 2000m. A walk of about 700m in length bisects the interior of the complex into two equal halves. Along it are the Salutation Court, Stele House, Sung An Temple, Minh Lau Pavilion, and the tomb itself being at the very back of the complex.