The Thai Hoa palace (Palace of Supreme Harmony), built in 1803 at a different location and moved here in 1833. It is analogous to the Palace of Supreme Harmony at the Forbidden City in Beijing. It was used by the Emperor for court ceremonies and receptions.
Hue served as Vietnam’s capital under the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945, and the city’s regal past can still be seen inside the walls of the Citadel and the Imperial City. Both were heavily damaged during the Tet Offensive of 1968 when the Communists took the city from the South and held it for 3 weeks, but now thanks to UNESCO funding, much of the City is being faithfully restored to its former glory.