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Thai Hoa Palace

Thai Hoa Palace
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Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Thai Hoa Palace, Hue is one of them. However, people broadly know this palace as the Nguyen Imperial Citadel. The name of the most important building of the Hue Citadel is Thai Hoa Palace which is also known as the "Palace of Supreme Harmony". Because of the bigness of the Imperial Citadel, you can represent this with Thai Hoa Palace. Up to now, there are no destinations like Hue holding a lot of originally historical leftovers as in this ancient capital city. The royal fortress called Thai Hoa Palace was constructed in 1805 in the method of architectural plans made for building up the other structures like palaces, shrines and mausoleums in the imperial city of Hue. The size of the structure is about 1,300 sq. meters. The length of the main hall is 43.3 meters and this is 30.3 meters wide. The palace is consisted of two separate halls. The name of the front hall is ante-chamber and the other is recognized as the main hall where the erected throne of the king lies.

Thai Hoa Palace is the most important place in the royal palace. Used for the King's official receptions and other significant court rituals such as anniversaries and coronations, this palace is actually positioned on the Northern bank of Perfume River. The spot still has relics consisting of palaces, which were constructed as arc defensive ramparts with 11km length. This precious building includes more than 100 architectural constructions which were tremendously depicted the life of Emperors and mandarins under Nguyen reign. Located in the mid of hills on the Southern bank of Perfume River this palace has very gorgeous burial places of Nguyen Kings. Among these tombs are the four famous ones are namely majestic Gia Long tomb, imposing Minh Mang tomb, poetic Tu Duc tomb and magnificent Khai Dinh tomb. These tombs as well as the arrangements of them reflect each Emperors perspectives, personality, and tastes.

Besides, Hue is a place where the imperial music is originated, and a place with customary renowned dishes and classy handicraft.


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Supreme Harmony houses

Supreme Harmony houses

Thai Hoa Palace - The Palace of Supreme Harmony houses the thrones of the 13 emperors in the Nguyen Dynasty from Gia long to Bao Dai. It was built in 1805. The palace and San Dai Trieu (Esplanade of Great...

The Most Important Structure in the Forbidden City

The Most Important Structure in the Forbidden City

Thai Hoa Palace is part of the Forbidden City (Royal Palace) area of Hue's Imperial City. It is the place where the emperor had signing ceremonies and passed laws, had important meetings, etc. Inside, there is...

Symbolizing for power

Symbolizing for power

Thai Hoa Place was built in 1833 and is the first structure you'll approach at the entrance. It was used as the throne room, a ceremonial hall where the emperor celebrated festivals and received courtiers; the...

This is the most significant place

This is the most significant place

Thai Hoa Palace (the Palace of Supreme Peace) was built in 1805 in the style of architectural designs made for the construction of the other structures like shrines, palaces and mausoleums in the imperial city of Hue...

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