Thursday, 9 January 2014
Day 156 - Ming Mang and Thieu Tri Tombs
It's been a grey day with only an occasional break of the sun through the clouds. I decided to go and see two more tombs around Hue. This time it was the Ming Mang tomb first and after on my way back a stop at the Thieu Tri tomb.
The Ming Mang tomb is quite ice and surrounded by a wall, it has a few lakes and is mostly in very good condition.
It's layout is similar to the other tombs around but due to it all being surrounded by a wall rather than set ib the nature it's kind of easier to see the layout here. This could be a good first tomb to visit if someone is interested in the way these were laid out.
The Thieu Tri tomb is smaller and in pretty bad shape, most of it is falling apart and in the process of being restored.
It is interesting to see the various tombs around Hue but I think it's best to pick two or three of the more interesting ones (I would put the Gia Long tomb on the list) as they are all quite similar so there is no need to go and visit all.