VietNamNet Bridge – Many rare photos about rituals and daily life of the Nguyen Dynasty in the early 20th century are on display at an exhibition in Hue City.
These photos have never been introduced to the public until now. They appeared in an article about Hue which were archived by a French magazine (Bulletin des Amis du Vieux HuÃª) in 1885-1954. This magazine also preserved over 600 old books and 30,000 pages with handwriting of famous authors, kings, mandarins of the Nguyen Dynasty.
The magazine now introduces these photos at an exhibition about royal rituals and festivals in Hue in the early 20th century at 1 Le Hong Phong, Hue City, which will last on May 13.
The king palanquin.
Mandarins kneel at King Khai Dinh's birthday party.
Ky Dai estrade built for King Khai Dinh's birthday party.
An old citadel gate.
Ngo Mon gate.
Elephants paraded in the Hue ancient citadel on the National Day.
Mandarins and soldiers.
Ancient musical instruments.
Crown prince Thai Dinh.
King Khai Dinh had a meal.
A living animal sacrificed.
Source: Dan Tri