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The Nine Dynastic Urns is one of the most valuable works of art in Hue in particular and in Vietnam in general. The Dynastic Urns include 9 urns situated in the front of Hien Lam Pavilion, opposite The Mieu Temple and to the southwest of Hue Imperial City. The Nine Dynastic Urns was started its construction in December 1835 and completed in June 1837 under King Minh Mang. This artwork represents the unity and the beauty of the country as well as the sustainable and permanent existence of Nguyen Dynasty. The pictures selected to display on the 9 Urns could also regarded as a vivid encyclopedia of Vietnam country at that time. The Nine Dynastic Urns is one of the fascinating tourist attractions in Hue.The Nine Dynastic Urns is a combination of 9 bronze urns placed horizontally below Hien Lam Pavilion's threshold corresponding 9 worshiping place in The Mieu Temple. Prominent among them, an urn is situated in the center, alone in the first row high up 3m high forward with implications for honoring the great contributions of the first King of the Dynasty (Emperor Gia Long).

Here we see this big urn and the guide is showing something to the small group of tourists. What it could be?

Gert also was guided here by a retired Colonel as we can see here. Maybe it was the same urn with the bullet traces?


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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11616 W: 123 N: 29531] (139064)
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