Nguyen Dynasty’s nine tripod cauldrons national treasures

The Imperial Citadel of Hue boasts many ancient items under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), which was recognised as national treasures. They include a set of nine tripod cauldrons in The Mieu yard.

Inside The Mieu sanctuary are Vietnam’s nine largest dynastic urns, each dedicated to one King of the Nguyen dynasty (Photo: VNA)

Inside The Mieu sanctuary are Vietnam’s nine largest dynastic urns, each dedicated to one King of the Nguyen dynasty (Photo: VNA)

These urns are intricately carved with patterns and designs depicting the beauty of Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

These urns are intricately carved with patterns and designs depicting the beauty of Vietnam (Photo: VNA)

The set of nine tripod cauldrons are placed in The Mieu yard in Hue imperial city, representing the wish about everlasting existence of the Nguyen Dynasty and a prosperous country (Photo: VNA)

The set of nine tripod cauldrons are placed in The Mieu yard in Hue imperial city, representing the wish about everlasting existence of the Nguyen Dynasty and a prosperous country (Photo: VNA)

 
The highest cauldron is 2.5m high and the shortest is 2.3m high (Photo: VNA)

The highest cauldron is 2.5m high and the shortest is 2.3m high (Photo: VNA)

The set of nine tripod cauldrons in Hue Imperial Citadel is listed in national treasures in 2012 (Photo: VNA)

The set of nine tripod cauldrons in Hue Imperial Citadel is listed in national treasures in 2012 (Photo: VNA)

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