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20 Hue’s beauty spots in lacquer paintings

VietNamNet Bridge – The Center for Preservation of Hue Relics has opened an exhibition, introducing 20 beauty spots of the former capital city of Hue, through lacquer paintings by calligrapher Hai Trung, who is also director of the Museum of Hue Royal Antiques.

The 20 beauty spots of Hue, or “Than kinh nhi thap canh,” is the named set of poems by King Thieu Tri of the Nguyen Dynasty. These poems describe the beauty of 20 landscapes of Hue, including seven natural and 13 artificial or natural-artificial landscapes. They are ranked as follows:

1. Minh Vien tower in the Forbidden City;  2.Thieu Phuong garden in the Forbidden City;  3.Tinh Tam Lake in Hue city;  4.Xuan Quang royal garden in Hue city;  5.Dac Nguyet royal garden in the Forbidden City;  6.Noi Kim Thuy lake in Hue city;  7.Truong Ninh palace in Hue city;  8.Thuong Mau garden in Hue city,  9.Thanh Duyen temple on Thuy Van mountain;  10.Thuan An beach.

11. Huong river;  12.Ngu Binh mountain;  13.Linh Huu Taoism Temple in Hue city;  14.Thien Mu pagoda;  15.the landscape in the upstream Huong River;  16.Ha Trung lagoon;  17.Giac Hoang pagoda in Hue city;  18.Quoc Tu Giam school;  19.Dong Lam forest in Huong Thuy district, 20.Huong Tra hot spring.

In 1844-1845, these poems were printed in books, with illustration pictures and carved on stone steles and bronze pieces. The glass pictures of these landscapes were also hung in palaces and painted on ceramic items.

At present, only 20 pictures in a book entitled “Ngu de Do Hoi Thi Tap” are intact. Bronze pieces have disappeared while 7 out of 12 stone steles have been found, besides five glass paintings and only one ceramic palate featuring Thanh Duyen temple on Thuy Van Mountain.

Based on the 20 pictures in the “Ngu de Do Hoi Thi Tap” book, calligrapher Hai Trung created 20 lacquer paintings in ten months.

These lacquer paintings are now on displayed at Truong Lang in the Forbidden City of Hue.

Cảnh đẹp thứ nhất:
The first landscape: Trung Minh Vien Chieu – Minh Vien tower in the Forbidden City of Hue.
This work was built in only one month, in 1827, under the dynasty of King Minh Mang.
This tower is similar to Hien Lam Cac, the highest tower in the Hue citadel in the past.
 This work has disappeared. Only its foundation is left today.

Theo thứ tự, các cảnh từ 2 đến 10 là:
The second landscape: Thieu Phuong garden in the Forbidden City. This work does
not exist today. There is only one gate left.

Tịnh Hồ Hạ Hứng
Tinh Tam Lake used to the place where kings relaxed. Today, only Tinh Tam Than Tu Temple
is maintained. The Center for Preservation of Hue Relics has opened souvenir shops and
a coffee shop on the lake since April 2012.

Thư Uyển Xuân Quang
Xuan Quang garden is among famous royal gardens of the Nguyen Dynasty,
covering over 540m in perimeter, with many temples, houses, ponds, bridges, etc.
However, all materials were removed to build Co Ha garden under the reign of King Thieu Tri.

Ngự Viên Đắc Nguyệt
Dac Nguyet garden was a famous royal garden in the early Nguyen Dynasty. Today
only Ngoc Dich, Tieu Ngu Ha lakes and some rockworks are left.

Cao Các Sinh Lương
Noi Kim Thuy Lake. There were many construction works on the lake in the
past but today, only several islets and relics are left.

Trường Ninh Thùy Điếu
Truong Ninh palace used to be the home of some concubines
after kings died. The palace was restored in 2008.

Thường Mậu Quan Canh
Thuong Mau garden, which has disappeared.

Vân Sơn Thắng Tích
Thanh Duyen temple is among four national pagodas in Hue, besides Thien Mu,
Dieu De and Bao Quoc. Today, the temple is located in Phu Loc district.

Thuận Hải Qui Phàm
Thuan An beach is a famous tourist site of Hue today.

Thuận Hải Qui Phàm
Truong Lang corridor.

Các cảnh từ 11 đến 20, bắt đầu là cảnh
Huong (perfume) River.

Bình Lãnh Đăng Cao
Ngu Binh Mountain.

Linh Quán Khánh Vận
Linh Huu Taoism Temple, which does not exist today.

Thiên Mụ Chung Thanh
Thien Mu pagoda, a tourist attraction today.

Trạch Nguyên Tao Lộc
The landscape in the upstream Huong River.

Hải Nhi Quan Ngư
Ha Trung lagoon.

Giác Hoàng Phạm Ngữ
Giac Hoang Temple, which does not exist today.

Huỳnh Tự Thư Thanh
Quoc Tu Giam School was built in 1803 by King Gia Long. It is now the
office of the Thua Thien – Hue Revolutionary History Museum

Đông Lâm Dực Điểu
Dong Lam forest.

Tây Lãnh Thang Hoằng
Huong Tra hot spring is located in Huong Thuy town. This spring will disappear
 when Ta Trach reservoir stores water for power generation.

Tây Lãnh Thang Hoằng
Truong Lang corridor in the Forbidden City has been restored.

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