Hué in time

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What´s left of the Old Hué gives a vague idea of how the Citadel and Imperial City looked like during the times of the Nguyen dynasty. Was the city as enchanting as its remains are striking with their absence? What was the ideal of beauty? Who were the artists? Which details are authentic and what is much later translation of former splendor?
Presuming that I´m not the only person interested, adding the great outreach of internet, the blog may be a platform for us who want to know more and who have something to tell about the city of Hué. In time.

The To Mieu Temple

Imperial Hué, lower South WestPosted by Krystyna Kierebinski Sun, November 11, 2012 21:00:08

The To Mieu
is dedicated to the Nguyen emperors ruling from the Hué´s Purple City. Gia Long and his successors have their altars here.

The building looks rather humble, without elaborated decorations. Its facade consists of quite impressive number of door-sections divided by pillars.

The size of yard in front of the temple gives an idea about the extent of ceremonies which took place here.

The building is quite long... photo: Krystyna Kierebinski, March 2012

Inside each altar is dedicated to the specific emperor starting from the left with the Emperor Gia Long.

Interior of the The To Mieu temple, photo: Krystyna Kierebinski, March 2012

On every altar the photo of the emperor in question is displayed

Altar dedicated to the Emperor Gia Long, photo: Krystyna Kierebinski, March 2012

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