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This article is about the Earth King who ordered the creation of the monorail. For other similar uses, see Earth King (disambiguation).

Yi Ming was an Earth King residing in Ba Sing Se who ruled many years before Kuei assumed the throne.


Yi Ming's reign was best remembered for the large-scale public works projects he instituted. A brilliant but impatient ruler, he was tired of having to spend two full days traveling from one end of his city to the other, so he tasked his royal engineers with finding a solution to his traveling woes. The result of this was the mass-transit system that became known as the monorail.[1]

Preceded by
Earth King
Years unknown
Succeeded by
Unknown, eventually Kuei


  1. From older Avatar: The Last Airbender official site, originally on (link). No longer updated, encyclopedia now broken though archived here.
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