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The Mieu Temple, Hue

#11 of 30 in Historic Sites in Hue
Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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  • Rebuild and restored since the end of the Vietnam War, the Mieu Temple is a place to worship ancient emperors of Vietnam. It was wonderful to just try to imagine what the place must have been like...  more »
  • Built in 1821 under the direction of Emperor Minh Mang, this structure commemorates the previous Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty, with portraits and shrines dedicated to each Emperor. An expansive...  more »
  • Sarcred place of Nguyen dynasty.
  • Overlooking the large courtyard and the nine urns, this well restored building, the ancestral temple to the emperors of Vietnam. It was constructed by emperor Minh Mạng in 1822-1823. It was modeled after the Taimiao in the Forbidden City of Beijing, China

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