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Thai Hoa Palace

Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
+84 90 528 58 52
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This captivating palace, full of symbolic statues, is situated just inside the Citadel’s main entrance.
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Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam
+84 90 528 58 52
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Reviewed 7 August 2017

Many palaces in the citadel are damaged. However, this palace is in a good condition. I am not sure whether it is restored or not. Very easy to find as you enter the main gate for ticket checking.

Thank minimize940314
Reviewed 4 August 2017

loved the place, took lots of photos. there are lots of explanations so it shed some lights on the traumatic history of Vietnam..

Thank lucsky
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Worth visiting, this structure retains some of the essential characteristics of life in the forbidden city. It is also remarkably cool, despite the weather.

Thank Luis S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The palace houses the throne of the Nguyen Emperors. It is famous for the 80 columns made of red lacquered wood. The palace was the scene of coronations, royal birthdays, receptions and other formal occasions. In front of the palace are 18 stone slabs which...More

Thank Abrumar
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Behind the main gate of the Citadel (entrance 150,000VND / 30,000VND for children) and there is no extra fee to see this. It was the reception site used by the Emperor to receive guests from his elevated throne. No photography is permitted but the architecture...More

Thank PierreMalmaison
Reviewed 11 March 2017

In this palace the emperor was admitting his ministers and diplomats mostly for ceremonies. For every minister there was a stone according to his rank showing the exact position on which the person should stand to listen the speech of the emperor.

Thank Vihren M
Reviewed 5 March 2017

An essential part of the tour of the Imperial City. The interior remaining has interesting art and architecture.

Thank Chingachgook
Reviewed 18 February 2017

As you will discover, this building is made up of two structures joined in an interesting way on the roof. You'll learn this and much more during an intro video in the second room in the back. The video is in Vietnamese with English subtitles....More

Thank Bryan H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

One of the many traditional and original palaces which dot the landsacpes, rivers and bluffs around the food capital Hue. This magnificent palace once housed the the throne room belonging to the Nguyen Emperors. This is by far the most impressive of Hue's royal palaces,...More

Thank Enton2010
Reviewed 19 January 2017

show the power of Nguyen royalty and easy to reach here after you pass the checkpoint and Ngo Mon gate. Many events here back then with King coronation, birthday and royal meeting Picture are not allow inside

Thank Followthesun1946
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