Hue marks 228th anniversary of King Nguyen Hue’s enthronement

A thurification marking the 228th anniversary of Nguyen Hue’s throne ascension ceremony  and Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da Victory was held at the historical site of Ban Mountain in Hue City on December 23.

A special show reviving the coronation of Emperor Nguyen Hue (Photo: Sggp)

Local leaders and people offered incense, expressing their gratitude to Hero Nguyen Hue’s great contributions to the national unification. A special show reviving the coronation of Emperor Nguyen Hue was performed by artists of the Hue Drama and Opera Theater.

In the early spring of 1789, Nguyen Hue – who was later proclaimed Emperor Quang Trung led his Tay Son troop to launch a surprise attack and defeated more than 29,000 invading soldiers in a battle on the fifth day of the Lunar New Year. The victory of Ngoc Hoi-Dong Da is known as one of the nation’s most remarkable and remembered historical moments. Nguyen Hue became Emperor Quang Trung in 1788 and passed away in 1792. Queen Ngoc Han followed him seven years later when she was just 29 years old.

The historical site of Ban Mountain covering on an area of 9.5 hectares includes a giant stone statue of Emperor Quang Trung, an exhibition house on the Tay Son rising-up movement and temples commemorating King Nguyen Hue and Queen Le Ngoc Han together with mandarins.

Tay Son traditional Martial Arts performance (Photo: Sggp)

By Van Thang – Translated by Kim Khanh

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