The Thai Hoa Palace, situated within the Hue Imperial Citadel, was constructed in 1805 under the rule of Emperor Gia Long (1762-1820). Symbolizing the immense power of the Nguyen Dynasty, this building played a significant role in hosting various important imperial events, including coronation ceremonies, the emperor’s birthdays, and receptions for foreign ambassadors.

In recognition of its historical value, UNESCO has designated the palace as a Documentary Heritage under the Memory of the World Program in the Asia-Pacific region.

On the other hand, the Kien Trung Palace, which was completed between 1921 and 1923 during the reign of King Khai Dinh (1885-1925), served as the residence and workspace for Bao Dai (1913-1997), the last monarch of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802–1945).

Hoang Viet Trung, the director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Center, revealed that Thua Thien Hue province is making efforts to commence significant restoration works at the prominent monuments, specifically during Tet to welcome visitors.

“We are fully preparing engaging narratives about the palaces and their associated artifacts from the Vietnamese dynasties to provide an exceptional experience for tourists on this special occasion,” he emphasized.