Throne of Nguyen Kings moved to make room for restoration
Update: Jul 26, 2017
The throne of Kings under the Nguyen Dynasty in Thai Hoa Palace will be moved to a safe place to make room for the restoration of the palace from now to August 10, according to a source from the Hue Monuments Conservation Center.

Tuoi Tre quotes Phan Thanh Hai, director of the center, as saying that the palace has seriously deteriorated due to the impact of bad weather, so the center decided to repair the interior of the palace.

While its restoration is in progress, tourist access will be restricted to guarantee safety for visitors and ensure the project can be done on time.

Built in 1805, Thai Hoa palace is considered one of the most important structures of the Hue Imperial Citadel where Nguyen Kings had reigned over the country for more than 100 years. 

According to the center, the throne of Nguyen Kings that are located in the royal palace has been recognized as a national treasure.

Recently, the former Hue Imperial Citadel in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has been named as one of seven leading tourist destinations of Vietnam in 2017 at the Vietnam Tourism Awards ceremony, the Viet Nam News Agency reports. 

Recognized as a World Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO, the citadel is a huge complex comprising three main components Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel).

The Hue Imperial Citadel is open to public viewing at night from late April to September 20 in an effort to attract a large number of tourists to admire its ancient charm and broaden their knowledge of the country’s history, local media reports.

Opening hours are from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission tickets cost VND120,000 per Vietnamese guest and VND150,000 per foreigner.