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The Mieu Temple

Considered as the crown jewel of the Imperial Citadel, The Mieu gives guests to reflect on Vietnamese history amidst a quiet and mystical setting.

The Mieu is an ancestral temple for Vietnam’s emperors in the Imperial City. The temple was constructed under the orders of Emperor Minh Mang from 1822 to 1823 and was modelled after the Taimiao in China’s Forbidden City. It is a well-preserved temple that offers guests the chance to see a piece of Vietnam’s imperial history.



The Mieu is located in Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam.


Opening Days and Hours

The temple is open any day, every day, but it is advisable to visit before it gets too dark. Likewise, most of the tours are scheduled during the day.


Entry Fee and Bookings

Entrance to the temple is free.


How to Get There

  • Fly into Hue from Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh via Vietnam Airlines.
  • From the airport, hire a taxi going to the city centre.
  • From the city centre, hire a taxi or rent a motorbike going to The Mieu.


Suggested For

  • Backpackers/solo travelers
  • Couples
  • Group of friends
  • Families


Time to Spend

The average time spent on this attraction is around 2 to 3 hours.


Popularity and Best Time to Go

You can opt to visit the temple in the late afternoon when the sun is cooler and the crowds are sparser.


You can enjoy several dining options near the temple, including Les Jardins de la Carambole, Ghita Cafe, Di Nhien Tea House, Le Parfum, and Lac Thien Restaurant.


Nearby Attractions

  • Nine Dynastic Urns
  • Hue Imperial City (The Citadel)
  • Thai Hoa Palace



Accommodation options located around a kilometre away from The Mieu include La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa, Hotel Saigon Morin, Binh Duong II Hotel, Imperial Hotel, and Riverview Hotel. Prices range from USD 18 to USD 172 per night.

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