Monday, September 15, 2014

Minh Mang Mausoleum (Hieu Lang)

Minh Mang's tomb is a vestige of the relics of the ancient capital of Hue was recognized by UNESCO as world cultural heritage Date 11-12-1993. Located in Huong Tho commune, Huong Tra district, Thua Thien Hue.

From the 7th year of Minh Mang (1826), the king had sent to find land to build the mausoleum, but 14 years later to select the location and architectural design projects. Le Van Duc is the person who found out the good and the king was promoted to second grade. April - 1840 The King came to inspect and rename Cam Ke mountain to Hieu Son. He ordered the grand Truong Dang Que, Bui Cong Huyen to survey the terrain and measure land.

They draw the entire hills, streams, rivers and schematic architectural projects... The king was very pleased and sent fabric, cash bonus for them.

By May 9-1840, the court mobilized 3,000 soldiers and workers on the ground and adjusts the setting within the La Thanh architectural surroundings. Two courtiers Secretary and Ha Duy Truong Dang Que turns up field supervision.

20-1-1841 Minh Mang died at the age of 50. One month later (20-2-1841), King Thieu Tri ordered the grand Ta Quang Cu, Ha Duy version, Nguyen Huu Le, Nguyen Tri Phuong Ton Street took over to build the mausoleum. That nearly one thousand imperial soldiers and hunters in the Army and the Ministry of Industry worked: 7 trustees defend Power 140 team members, 7000 Cote soldiers, and more than 2,000 hybrid and mechanic service. The king ordered Truong Dang Que frequent urge and check thoughtfully the building.

The coffin of King Minh Mang was buried in Buu in 20-8-1841 and stele "Holy Lord God of" up dated 25-1-1842, but until 1943, the mausoleum was completed according to the king Minh Mang project.

Minh Mang Mausoleum is an overall size of 40 architectural projects large and small, located in a hilly area, cool lakes. The whole mausoleum is like a human body laying his head on a high hill in the area, limbs outstretched nearby confluence.

Inside La Thanh, the buildings are arranged symmetrically, symmetrical pairs through spindle radial wheel. All are arranged in a strict order, systematic; tell your personality and the style of King Minh Mang.

At the front steering, sparse density architecture, clear, deep branch, as thick architecture. The contemporary architecture introduced in three areas Gia Long tomb architecture is added together horizontally, vertically to lie in a single axis of Minh Mang Mausoleum. They took advantage of that land and the hills to gradually raise the height of the buildings.

There are natural charm was embellished to make the backdrop for the buildings. The master architect today must also be impressed by the amazing visual art of Minh Mang Mausoleum.