Thai Hoa Palace

Thai Hoa Palace is one of the most important constructions. It's extremely unique architectural and built under the Nguyen Dynasty. It used to be a venue for important events, meetings or big parties. Apart from the King and members of the Royal family, only the ministers, mandarins can come here.

How Thai Hoa Palace is unique?

Even in the name "Thai Hoa" was given to this project also has a lot of profound meanings. The word "Thai" means big and big, the word "Hoa" means harmony, harmony, between erection and need, between Yin and Yang, between people and people, etc. When everything is in harmony, everything in the sky and the lush sky It seems that this is the desire of the Nguyen kings to bring a prosperous and happy life to all peoples, in order to make the kingdom more prosperous and strong.

1. History

According to historical records. This palace was built on February 21, 1805 and completed after 8 months of construction. But at that time, the construction site of the palace was about 45 meters northwest of the present location. In 1833, King Minh Mang wanted to change and build a new architectural system of the inner works. Then he moved the Palace to the South and rebuilt much larger and more massive scale. Years later, this work has been restored and repaired many times. But most of the architecture is still intact to this day.

2. The architecture

The beauty of Thai Hoa Palace probably lies in the "double house" architecture. Also known as the "double-wage coincidence", "the same pattern of the snail" (the house is connected, the roof overlaps the roof). Built on an area ​​up to 1,360 m2. The Palace is built about 1 meter higher than the adjoining court, 2.35 meters above the ground.

The front of Tha Hoa Palace was built in the style of seven rooms with two wings. Followed by the main hall, a bit smaller with five compartments and two wings. These two buildings are connected by the roof of the crab shell, also known as the excess roof.

Stay in front of Palace, you will see a large board hanging in the middle, on which is engraved with three golden words "Thai Hoa Dien" along with a small line of words recording the year of construction (1805), the year of construction. again (1883), and the year of overhaul (1923). To the inside of the ribs of Thai Hoa completely made from ironwood. The system of 80 support pillars is decorated with dragon shapes winding around.

Go to the innermost is the main hall where the throne of the king is placed on three floors of wooden pedestals. Especially above is the part of the crown with iridescent pentagram with nine decorated dragon figures. Everything here is inlaid with gold. The wooden part in the front house is also painted and carved exquisitely. The upper ceiling is hung with many large lanterns, which are decorated with stylized images and poems in the "best competition" style.

The roof is divided into three floors designed according to the pattern of a sickle or a pile of matches. All of them covered with quarry tiles (a kind of yellow glazed tube tile). In the middle of the roof floors is the ancient match strip divided into boxes, small drawers and also meticulously decorated with verses or stylized drawings. The top of the roof is covered with dragons and anise, in the middle is placed an image of wine.

In front of the Thai Hoa Palace is the courtyard. It's also known as Long Tri, Bai Dinh, where the ministers gather and stand in line and face the Palace to perform the ceremony...

The image of Thai Hoa Palace is solemn and large, seeing a typical architectural work still in the ancient land. Along with many other typical works of the Nguyen Dynasty, Dien Thai Hoa has also been recognized by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site.

It's great for:

  • People love to discover culture and architecture, photographer

Quick tips:

  • Time to visit: All year round visiting
  • Time opening from 8:00am to 6:00pm

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