Thai Hoa Palace

Thai Hoa Palace, Hue: Hours, Address, Thai Hoa Palace Reviews: 4.5/5

Thai Hoa Palace
4.5
Historic Sites • Castles
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This captivating palace, full of symbolic statues, is situated just inside the Citadel’s main entrance.
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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,613 contributions
A witness to moments of glory and despair for over 200 years ...
Jan 2020
Just after crossing the magnificent "Cua Ngo Mon", the awesome "Noon Gate" of the Imperial Citadel, you will reach "Thái Hòa" - the "Palace of the Supreme Harmony". Built in 1805 by Emperor Gia Long, it is a landmark of Hue Imperial Citadel. "Thái Hòa" is certainly the largest and most beautiful palace in the Citadel's complex. In its interior, the famous golden throne of the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty, surrounded by innumerable red lacquered columns, with emblems of royal dragons. It was mainly used for the Imperial court's rituals, such as celebrations, anniversaries, weddings, coronations and diplomatic ceremonies. "Thái Hòa" palace was pretty much damaged during Vietnam War, but has been restored to its full beauty! And remember, Hue and its monumental complex was appointed by Unesco, in 1993, as a "World Heritage Site"! Another good reason to do not miss it! Enjoy!
Written 19 November 2020
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robynfd
London, UK10 contributions
Huge and colourful
Jul 2020
A very big and ornate palace complex. Lots of buildings and gardens to explore, keep looking around! There's also a couple of interesting museums with more objects from the palace outside the walls to the east.
Written 3 August 2020
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Most Important Structure in the Imperial City
Mar 2019
Constructed in 1805, Thai Hoa Palace houses the throne of the Nguyen Emperors. The Palace is adorned with gilding, lacquer and enameled bronzeware. An expansive courtyard in front of the palace is known as the Salutation Court, were twice a month the Mandarins participated in the Grand Audience Ceremony. Coronation ceremonies took place here, as well as official celebrations and receptions. The Thai Hoa Palace is considered the most important structure in the Imperial City.
Written 28 February 2020
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digitalroc
Calgary, Canada1,282 contributions
Thai Hoa Palace
Dec 2019
Thai Hoa Palace was a symbol of the Nguyen dynasty, the last dynasty of Vietnam. This is probably the most impressive building at the Hue Imperial Citadel.
Written 20 January 2020
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iWiebe
Utrecht, The Netherlands1,093 contributions
Royals
Jan 2019 • Couples
The citadel is basically the main reason for visiting Hue and worth a detour. Situated within the citadel stands the Hoa palace. Unfortunately a lot has been damaged during the war.
Written 29 December 2019
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r0landbrunner
Zurich, Switzerland1,644 contributions
beautiful building
Dec 2019
one of the main buildings in the Imperial City (Citadel), the Thai Hoa Palace has nice details and a rich interior.
Written 8 December 2019
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jaybirdrcky
Morristown, NJ568 contributions
nice
Apr 2019
extremely interesting to visit trying to see everything and figure it out was a little difficult but got though it
Written 4 November 2019
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RobandChez
Suffolk, UK86 contributions
Lovely
Nov 2018
We are glad we visited here on our stay in Hue. Although it was a miserable and rainy day that we visited the Imperial City was beautiful. Very interesting and beautiful architecture and artwork. We were lucky when we visited as the place was almost empty! Definitely take a trip here if you're in the area. They also have a lovely little gift shop.
Written 6 October 2019
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Travus M
3 contributions
Center of the Royal Palace City
Sep 2019
As you come through the key gates, you're confronted with rather a remarkable structure, the koi lakes before it contribute to the attractiveness of the complicated. This was the place that the emperor would get crucial visitors and also keep ceremonies? a must see during a trip.
Written 23 September 2019
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC625 contributions
Imperial Palace
Jun 2019 • Solo
Best to hire a guide to fully understand and appreciate the palace. Bring a hat and sunscreen as much of the walking area is fully exposed to the sun. Some pretty good explanations on placards to see, just plan to take your time and avoid the hotter times of the day.
Written 7 July 2019
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