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. Put The Mieu Temple into our Hue journey planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Hue.
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  • There are plenty of impressive sights in the Imperial Citadel, but save this for last! IT's a well-preserved temple with plenty of history. Look for the nine incense urns, each devoted to one of the f...  more »
  • This is a quiet, open area of the Imperial City and is a place where you can take some time to consider the history before you and to reflect on the historic grandeur of the palace grounds.  more »
  • Another great Temple, which leads us to imagine how he lived in the time of the emperors. The surrounding is fantastic.
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  • This temple is dedicated to the emperors of the last dynasty in Vietnam (Nguyen dynasty 1802-1945). Beautifully maintained. Several emperors who were against the French colonials were only inducted to this temple in a later time after the French left Indochina
  • This is a huge walled temple complex. Basically is formed by two buildings, The Hien Lamb Pavillon and the proper Mieu Temple... separate by a courtyard. The Mieu Temple has an shrine for each one of the emperors (with an photography) In the courtyard, Nine Dynastic Urns are dedicated to each one of the Nguyen emperors.
  • Visiting nice and early will give you a some of the attraction to yourself. Great for photo opportunities.
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  • Shrines of the Imperial lords. Very grand and colourful, but nothing special.

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