Royal relief prints go on show in Hue city
Update: Jun 09, 2010
More than 40 prints made from wood and stone reliefs in buildings dating back to the Nguyen Dynasty have been on display at The Mieu, the Temple of Nguyen Kings, in the central city of Hue’s Forbidden City.

Presented by the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, the Hue Fine Arts Through Prints of Royal Architectural Patterns exhibition is part of Festival Hue that started on June 6.

The relief prints on handmade do paper, include dragon images and flowery decorative designs found on steles, frescos and reliefs at Nguyen dynasty palaces and tombs.

The prints demonstrate the evolution of royal fine arts during the dynasty from the early reigns of Kings Gia Long, Minh Mang, Thieu Tri and Tu Duc to later kings Khai Dinh and Bao Dai.

The exhibition lasts until June 13.