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12/03/2021 - 16:38

Thai Hoa Palace before being restored 

Thai Hoa Palace is the most important one located in the area of ​​Hue Imperial Citadel, where the coronation of 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty took place. Especially, Thai Hoa Palace has a throne, a powerful symbol of the dynasty, which was passed through 13 emperors.

As time goes by, Thai Hoa Palace – the most important one inside Hue Imperial Citadel, being deteriorated and damaged

As time goes by, Thai Hoa Palace – the most important one inside Hue Imperial Citadel, being deteriorated and damaged

As time goes by, this important palace is deteriorated and damaged. Facing that situation, Hue Monuments Conservation Center is planning a overall restoration. At this time, the unit has received a lot of comments from historical researchers, Hue cultural researchers, experts in the field of monument conservation and restoration.

Previously, the Government has agreed to provide an emergency support of VND 100 billion from the central budget reserve in 2020 to urgently restore and repair Thai Hoa Palace (Hue Imperial City), which has been damaged by storms and floods.

The palace, which was built in 1833, has undergone through more than 20 times of restoration, in which, the last major one was in 1923. Thus, the architecture has changed partly and deteriorated badly.

The throne of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty is recognized as the National Treasure of Vietnam in 2015 and is often placed at Thai Hoa Palace to serve tourists to admire and visit.

The following photos are recorded by Thua Thien Hue Online reporters before it was planned to be restored:

Overview of Thai Hoa Palace, with the form of

Overview of Thai Hoa Palace, with the form of "trùng thiềm điệp ốc" (“two sets of roofs on one platform”) in its architecture, is 1,440 square meter wide

An section on the roof of Thai Hoa Palace has been collapsed

An section on the roof of Thai Hoa Palace has been collapsed

In the storm in the end of September 2020, the roof of the palace was collapsed, and it is nowtemporarly roofed by corrugated iron.

In the storm in the end of September 2020, the roof of the palace was collapsed, and it is nowtemporarly roofed by corrugated iron.

Recently, the Government has agreed to provide 100 billion VND emergency support from the budget for restoration

Recently, the Government has agreed to provide 100 billion VND emergency support from the budget for restoration

Hue Monuments Conservation Center has continued to hold conferences related to the restoration process

Hue Monuments Conservation Center has continued to hold conferences related to the restoration process

The outside cells of Thai Hoa Palace having been damaged and peeled off

The outside cells of Thai Hoa Palace having been damaged and peeled off

The throne - a national treasure, is placed in the center of Thai Hoa Palace, under a beautiful gilded wooden canopy system

The throne - a national treasure, is placed in the center of Thai Hoa Palace, under a beautiful gilded wooden canopy system

The collapsed patterns and motifs on the roof of Thai Hoa Palace are gathered in one place

The collapsed patterns and motifs on the roof of Thai Hoa Palace are gathered in one place

Due to bad degradation and damage, the related units used the iron frame to support

Due to bad degradation and damage, the related units used the iron frame to support

Thai Hoa Palace integrates many special values ​​of history, culture, art and architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty.

Thai Hoa Palace integrates many special values ​​of history, culture, art and architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty.

By P.T

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