Minh Mang Tomb is an architectural complex of 40 large and small works, located on an area of airy hills, rivers, and lakes. The whole mausoleum is like a human body lying with its head on Kim Phung mountain, legs stretched out at the confluence of rivers in front, the two halves of Trung Minh lake like naturally surrendered arms.
The mausoleum has a depth, from Dai Hong Gate to the end of La Citadel, 700 meters apart. Although La citadel is high, it does not limit the view from the inside of the mausoleum to the beautiful mountains outside, the landscape silhouetted against Trung Minh lake looks like an ink painting.
Inside La citadel, the architectural works are arranged symmetrically, each pair through the main axis radiating the mausoleum. All are arranged in a strict, systematic order, expressing the personality and style of Emperor Minh Mang himself.
Buu citadel built in a circle denotes that the king is the sun, the supreme being who has the power to dominate the entire monarchy society.
In the front of the mausoleum, the architectural density is sparse and airy, the deeper you go, the more densely the architecture.
The contrasting architectural layout of the main works in the mausoleum gives it a necessary majesty of the mausoleum construction. However, at the edge, along the winding path around the two lakes and around the mausoleum, mixed with trees, there are small architectural works used for sightseeing such as: Dieu Ngu house, Nghenh Phong guard, Tuan Loc porch, Quan Lan department, Ta Hu Hoai... make the entire mausoleum complex majestic but still in harmony with nature and magnificent grace.