The leading Travel Agency in VietnamVietnam Tours and Travel
hot deal
  Contact us   Customer Service 1/18/2018 GMT+7 


  About the city

  How to get here


Explore the city


  Local events

Useful Info


Enjoy your stay



  Restaurants & Bars

  Homepage   |  Guide  |  Hue  |  Attractions  |  Throne palace    
throne palace

Throne palace, the building for great court's meetings, faces the Noon gate and lies right on the axis piercing the centre of the Royal citadel. It was constructed in 1805 by Emperor Gia Long and used later in 1806 for his coronation.

View Larger
In 1833 it was moved onto a foundation of 2.33m high as now by Emperor Minh Mang. It is 44m long, 30.5m across, 11.8m high and contains a 5-compartment, two-bay main building connected with a 7-compartment, two-bay front building.

The columns are lacquered red and decorated with golden dragon designs. On the roof ridge rest two dragon designs paying homage to a moon. Eaves and roof corners are ornamented with head-turning dragon designs. These and the moldings along the eaves are inlaid with multicoloured ceramic chips.

The roof is covered with yellow enameled tiles. Constructors of the Throne palace have created two contradictive features: cool inside in summer and warm in winter.

Throne Palace is the site where solemn ceremonies took place such as: the Coronation Day, the Crown Prince Coronation Day, Emperor's Birthday Anniversaries, etc.
  Top of page  
  We know that there're many other agencies who provide travel services to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos but appreciate and thank choosing Aodai Travel. Your satisfaction is assured.