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Review of Nine Dynastic Urns

Nine Dynastic Urns
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

This is the most valuable. This is Vietnam 's Encyclopedia. It will be fun and enlightening if you have a few Royal Urns (Cửu đỉnh) information before come to appreciate this precious object. Because you can read the meaning of symbols that adorn Urns. Nine Dynastic Urns are 1. Cao đỉnh (高 鼎); 2. Nhân đỉnh (仁 鼎); 3. Chương đỉnh (章 鼎);
4. Anh đỉnh (英 鼎); 5. Nghị đỉnh (毅 鼎); 6. Thuần đỉnh (純 鼎);
7. Tuyên đỉnh (宣 鼎); 8. Dụ đỉnh (宣 鼎); 9. Huyền đỉnh (玄 鼎).
Each Urns is decorate with Name of Emperor, Moutain of vietnam as Thien Ton Moutain of Hue, River of vietnam as Ben Nghe River of Ho Chi Minh City, picture of nature as sun, animal as snapping turtle, nine birds, large animal as elephant. etc

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

These large Urns stand in the forecourt of the To Mieu Temple - in the South West corner of the Forbidden Purple City. Each one represents a different Emperor. There are also 2 phone box type structures in the same courtyard, housing dragons.
This is the best part of the Imperial forbidden city, turn right as soon as you enter through the Ngo Mon gate. The temple itself was impressive but no photos were allowed inside.

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Huge funerary urns - worth a walk in the Imperial city to view these. Finely decorated they represent nine Emperors.

Thank Kay H
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Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

This temple complex is dedicated to the scholars, though it's uncertain what this entails. The urns are impressive though of obscure intent, compared to other temples where objects have a specific purpose. It does take nice photos, in the sense that there are few other close range objects in the entire complex to give photos perspective.

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Reviewed 11 January 2014

They are all in great condition and made of bronze. All different and one had a cannon in bass relief. All of the handles mean something and I am unsure why all of the Kings didn't get one.

Thank holden4100
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