Nine Dynastic Urns, Hue

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Located between two ancestral temples, Nine Dynastic Urns date back to the 1830s and were cast in honor of the nine Nguyen rulers. The giant urns symbolize the power of the Nguyen sovereigns. The central urn is the biggest and most elaborately decorated--it's dedicated to the founder of the dynasty, Gia Long. Make Nine Dynastic Urns part of your personalized Hue itinerary using our Hue trip planner.
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  • Are the Urns really a separate attraction to the imperial Palace? Perhaps not. They are interesting nevertheless! Worth seeing as part of a visit. 
    Are the Urns really a separate attraction to the imperial Palace? Perhaps not. They are interesting nevertheless! Worth seeing as part of a visit.  more »
  • Located within the Hue Citadel, between the Hiem Lam Pavilion and the Mieu Temple, they were cast between 1835-1837. The giant urns honor nine Nguyen Dynasty rulers, with the largest and most... 
    Located within the Hue Citadel, between the Hiem Lam Pavilion and the Mieu Temple, they were cast between 1835-1837. The giant urns honor nine Nguyen Dynasty rulers, with the largest and most...  more »
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  • Khâm phục tài nghệ đúc của các cụ ta ngày xưa. Những chiếc đỉnh đồng siêu to khổng lồ lừng lững uy nghi dãi dầu mưa gió mà vẫn đen bóng không hề bị gỉ sét. Tuyệt vời! Ancient temple of Nguyen's dynasty. The Nine Dynastic Urns is one of the most valuable works of art in Hue in particular and in Vietnam in general. The Dynastic Urns include 9 urns situated in the front of Hien Lam Pavilion, opposite The Mieu Temple and to the southwest of Hue Imperial City. The Nine Dynastic Urns was started its construction in December 1835 and completed in June 1837 under King Minh Mang. This artwork represents the unity and the beauty of the country as well as the sustainable and permanent existence of Nguyen Dynasty. The pictures selected to display on the 9 Urns could also regarded as a vivid encyclopedia of Vietnam country at that time. The Nine Dynastic Urns is one of the fascinating tourist attraction. The Nine Dynastic Urns is one of the most outstanding artworks in tangible cultural treasures of Hue Citadel. The impressive aesthetic characteristics and the high technical qualifications have turned it into one of appealing tourist attractions in Hue. The southwest corner of Hue Citadel is a unique and attractive architectural ensemble mentioned as an indispensable Hue attraction - that is relic complex including Hien Lam Pavilion, The Mieu Temple and The Nine Dynastic Urns. These works are linked together on the architectural space and on the function in the harmonious landscape overall. Hien Lam Pavilion is the memorial built to remember Kings of Nguyen Dynasty. The Mieu Temple is home to worship Kings of Nguyen Dynasty. This is also the place the imperial court sacrificing the deceased Kings... Meanwhile, The Nine Dynastic Urns is a combination of 9 bronze urns placed horizontally below Hien Lam Pavilion's threshold corresponding 9 worshiping place in The Mieu Temple. Prominent among them, an urn is situated in the center, alone in the first row high up 3m high forward with implications for honoring the great contributions of the first King of the Dynasty (Emperor Gia Long).
  • You should definitely visit this place once you are inside the citadel of Hue.

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