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Thế Miếu


Imperial City, Huế
History and museums
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temple, historic site, landmark



Thế Miếu, also called Thế Tổ Miếu, is an ancestral temple to Vietnam's emperors in the Imperial City, Huế. It was constructed at the orders of emperor Minh Mạng in 1822-1823 for the purposes of ancestor worship of the past emperors of the Nguyễn Dynasty. Nine dynastic urns (Vietnamese cửu đỉnh 九鼎) in front of the Thế Miếu were also cast in 1822 and dedicated to the first nine Nguyen emperors. These urns are similar to the legendary Nine Tripod Cauldrons (Chinese jiǔdǐng 九鼎) of China's Xia, Shang and Zhou Dynasties.

 


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