boat to Minh Mang's Tomb
the last of the royal tombs that i visited was the tomb of minh mang (who ruled from 1820 to 1840).
my guidebook said it was the "most majestic" of the royal tombs. i'm not sure about that, but it was definitely the most beautiful. it was on the opposite bank of the perfume river from the town of hue (and the other tombs) so first i had to haggle over a ride to ferry me across. this is a view from the boat approaching the tomb on the far bank.