There are scattered monuments and tombs all over and a lot of the tombs have unknown residents that makes it so very poignant. In a lot of the arched windows young lovers sat taking in the views and holding hands. It’s obviously a place to take your beau.
The Empress was apparently an exotic beauty but died early at only 38 – maybe because of the thirteen children she bore him. Another reason to turn down too many amorous advances or, your bloke, will literally be the death of you.
I walked across the field first ignoring, a perfectly good path. I hadn’t checked if there were snakes, I looked back but the driver smiled benignly and waved me on.