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Address: near the The To Mieu Temple | inside the Imperial Enclosure, Hue, Vietnam

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very nice and quiet temple place great atmosphere amazing square with big urns shoes off and you discover the imperial history in a new way

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

very nice and quiet temple place great atmosphere amazing square with big urns shoes off and you discover the imperial history in a new way

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Don't miss the nine dynastic urns of the Hue Citadel - you can read up on the history of these in most guidebooks, and they are found in the Southeast corner of the Citadel. The carvings on the urns detail the importance of elements of Vietnamese military and naval expansion. Original and historic - very cool to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

There are 4 urns to the left , 4 urns to the right and a larger urn in the central , facing Thai To Mieu Temple, and going down the stairs from three tiered Hien Lam Pavilion. These urns symbolized the power and stability of the Nguyen dynasty. The largest urn is the central urn, dedicated to the founder and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The 9 Dynastic Urns are one of the highlights of visiting the Imperial Citadel... these large, bronze works of art are symmetrically arrayed at the opposite side of the courtyard separating the temple of the 7 Nguyen Emperors. A close examination reveals the interesting adornments on the outside of the urns... Don't miss this wonderful spot in the ancient Imperial... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

These large urns represent the various dynasties and give you a sense of the royal lineage. If you go to the citadel you will see them. They're not just giant flower pots, they have a rich history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The Imperial City at Hue has only partially been restored, but, even so, it's pretty impressive. In one corner of the Imperial City lie the temples, some for the public and some for the Imperial Family. In the heart of the temple complex is the To Mieu temple honoring ten Nguyen Emperors. Each has his own altar. In front of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This temple and its urns are in the midst of the citadel, easy to stumble across. The urns each represent and emperor - inside the temple each emperor has an alter (which are not so cool). If by the time you reach this bit you start thinking all the buildings are starting to look the same you wouldn't be the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Very nice section in the imperial city. Tells you the history of Vietnam. Nice symbol of rulers of Vietnam.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

They are impressive although they are what they say on the tin, ie urns - albeit ones which weigh two and a half tonnes each! They are one of the exhibits in the Citadel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

In the nicest section of Citadel we spent a long time investigating the images cast on each. There should have been 10 but 9 apparently is a lucky number so hey ho! If you are in the citadel you must seek these out

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Address: near the The To Mieu Temple | inside the Imperial Enclosure, Hue, Vietnam
Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Thua Thien - Hue Province  >  Hue

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