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The Mieu Temple, Hue

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Admire dynastic continuity at The Mieu Temple, an ancestral temple dedicated to ten emperors of the Nguyen dynasty located in the World Heritage Site Imperial City, Hue. Completed in 1823, the temple houses many personal belonging of Nguyen emperors. The yellow-colored roof of the temple had endings in the form of the squash blossoms and it covers altars for each emperor with their photo and gold ingots. The courtyard has nine colossal dynastic urns dedicated to nine emperors, each about 2 m (6.5 ft) in height weighing 1,900 kg to 2,600 kg (4,189 to 5,732 lbs). The central and most ornate urn is that of the dynastic founder and the yard also features statues of dragons captivated in red boxes. Make The Mieu Temple a part of your Hue vacation plans using our Hue itinerary builder.
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  • In my personal opinion Mieu Temple is probably the most attractive complex inside the Imperial City of Hue. I can spend there lots and lots of time. Unfortunatelly some guides dont show it during fast...  more »
  • At the south-west side inside the Citadel (entrance 150,000VND / 30,000VND for children) and there is no extra fee to see this. One of the prettiest pieces of architecture on the (vast) site.  more »
  • The Mieu Temple is one of the more impressive temples the Imperial Citadel. There seem to be here the URNs of nine imperial dynasties. How exactly this is remains unclear, because most emperors are buried in the imperial tombs outside the city.
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  • Visiting nice and early will give you a some of the attraction to yourself. Great for photo opportunities.
  • Shrines of the Imperial lords. Very grand and colourful, but nothing special.
  • This is where the Nguyen dynasty Kings of worship with very unique dynamic architecture, it also kept the Nguyễn Dynasty's family tree.
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