Attraction Điện Biên Phủ, Trường An, tp. Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam Published on: 13-11-2015
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Nam Giao Esplanade is good for
- Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
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Why Nam Giao Esplanade is special ?
Nam Giao Esplanade was established by Nguyen Dynasty, so it is well- known for its historical and ancient feature.
The open-air monument obviously reflects the old misconception of people about the universe (circular heavens and square earth), follows the principles of Yin and Yang and also represents 5 elements of the nature: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth (in order: Kim, Moc, Thuy, Hoa, Tho).
From Hue Festival 2004, people began replayed scenes Dan Nam Giao ceremony. It will take place on Hue Festival.
The royal ceremony is especially often restored on the occasion of Hue Festival (in 2002, 2004 and 2006 already), to pray for a peaceful country and prosperous people.
What to explore at Nam Giao Esplanade?
Visitors can come here to understand about the religious and political belief of Oriental feudal society in general and Nguyen Dynasty in particular, which is completely different from that of Western people.
Visitors also come here to enjoy the ancient beauty and take a nice picture with clean air.
Along with the main esplanade, there are several other building sites to support the offering ceremony like “Trai cung” (where the king stays before the ceremony), “Than tru” (the kitchen to prepare sacrifice), “Than kho” (the warehouse to place ceremony’s tools).
How to get to Nam Giao Esplanade?
You can get the Nam Giao esplanade by motorbike, bike, taxi, car.
If you are in Dien Bien Phu street, you will follow the street till the end.
If you are in Thien Lam pagoda, you can take taxi, go by motorbike and bike or even by foot. You will go straight on Thanh Hai street and turn right on Dien Bien Phu street. Nam Giao Esplanade is located in the end of street. It is about 1km.
- Great place for family days out
- Good way to learn more VietNam's history
- Great monument with many good views
- Historical royal place
- Back to history
Điện Biên Phủ, Trường An, tp. Huế, Thừa Thiên Huế, Vietnam
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