Thế Miếu

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Thế Miếu temple in the Imperial City, Huế
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Altar to Emperor Gia Long
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Nine dynastic urns dedicated to nine emperors

Thế Miếu (Chinese: 世廟), also called Thế Tổ Miếu (Chinese: 世祖廟), is an ancestral temple to Vietnam's emperors in the Imperial City, Huế. [1]



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 (cửu đỉnh 九鼎) opposite 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.

Another temple nearby is the Triệu Tổ miếu.

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The Temple of Original Ancestor was built either in 1804 or during the third year of Gia Long's rule to commemorate the duke Nguyễn Kim who was the ancestor of Nguyễn dynasty.

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  1. Frommer's Vietnam: with Angkor Wat Ron Emmons - 2012 "Visit the Hue Citadel, taking in some of its renovated buildings such as the Thai Hoa Palace and the Mieu Temple; this will probably occupy you for most of the day,"

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