The Eternal Homes of Nguyễn Dynasty’s Phoenixes

A feng shui screen

Like their emperor, Nguyễn Dynasty’s empresses also have their “eternal homes” built grand and solemn for them by their emperor or descendants after they left this world. Most of the empresses’ graves are decorated with images of a phoenix because this legendary bird symbolizes their prestige as the dragon does to an emperor’s power. Empresses’ […]