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

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Major Attraction within the Temple Enclosure

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Especially like the details on each urn depicting flora, fauna, nature, daily life back then, etc. like rain, rainbow, plum blossoms, horse carriage...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is the most valuable. This is Vietnam 's Encyclopedia. It will be fun and enlightening if you have a few Royal Urns (Cửu đỉnh) information before come to appreciate this precious object. Because you can read the meaning of symbols that adorn Urns. Nine Dynastic Urns are 1. Cao đỉnh (高 鼎); 2. Nhân đỉnh (仁 鼎); 3. Chương... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

These large Urns stand in the forecourt of the To Mieu Temple - in the South West corner of the Forbidden Purple City. Each one represents a different Emperor. There are also 2 phone box type structures in the same courtyard, housing dragons. This is the best part of the Imperial forbidden city, turn right as soon as you enter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Huge funerary urns - worth a walk in the Imperial city to view these. Finely decorated they represent nine Emperors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This temple complex is dedicated to the scholars, though it's uncertain what this entails. The urns are impressive though of obscure intent, compared to other temples where objects have a specific purpose. It does take nice photos, in the sense that there are few other close range objects in the entire complex to give photos perspective.

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