Thai Hoa Palace
Thai Hoa Palace
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This captivating palace, full of symbolic statues, is situated just inside the Citadel’s main entrance.
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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RobandChez
Suffolk, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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David
Lille, France
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Solo
The Thai Hoà Palace element of the Royal Palace is currently undergoing some kind of redevelopment/restoration. As such it is fenced off, inaccessible, and mostly invisible.

There is plenty else to see within the Royal Palace complex though
Written 17 April 2022
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Rschagrin
Delray Beach, FL
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Inside the historic Citadel which is an amazing complex.

This palace is surrounded by a beautiful pond with carp.
Written 5 May 2019
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Ragu88
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2016 • Solo
As what local call it as Palace of Supreme Harmony; 1803, Thai Hoa palace is among the most important constructions of Hue Imperial City where Nguyen kings had ruled the country for over 100 years.
One of the most beautiful building within the Citadel. Very amazing architecture too.
Written 27 February 2016
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pinoytraveller2
Luzon, Philippines
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2014 • Family
This review is quite late. The Thai Hoa Palace is one of the first buildings you will see as you enter the Ancient Imperial City of Hue. Visitors are not allowed to take photos so whatever you see here stays in your memory. Not really a big deal since there is not much to see inside. Just worth a quick look to satisfy one's curiosity.
Written 14 January 2015
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Steve W
Wimborne Minster, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
Some of the site is still being renovated after the damage caused in the war. What has been repaired is very beautiful and shows what the Palace must have been like in its zenith.
Written 4 July 2019
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Bryan H
Portland, OR
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Couples
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. It gives you an overview of the entire citadel and this building in particular with cool computer-generated graphics. (Not usually something I am fond of). Most people start their tour of the entire compound here, but pace yourself ... there's a lot of info to absorb throughout.
Written 17 February 2017
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