Oct 24, 2012

Hue palace starts new career

An Dinh Palace
An Dinh Palace
From Threeland Travel's Blog - October 2012
The An Dinh Palace in Vietnam’s former imperial capital of Hue will gain new tourism services next year particularly to boost domestic tourism. Hue Heritage Preservation Centre director, Phan Thanh Hai, said the La Residence Hotel has surveyed the area and approved plans for high-end tourism facilities at the former imperial palace. “The tourism package will highlight Khai Tuong Lau, the major area and chief architectural draw of An Dinh palace, for tourists to view the living quarters of Emperor Bao Dai’s family.”

“It will give tourists a chance to observe the daily royal lifestyle of the emperor as well as his wife, mother and children.” The director added that some valuable antique items from the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum will be exhibited in the restored space at the palace. In addition, parts of the palace will also be transformed into space for cultural exhibitions recalling the history of Hue. Antique collectors and fine art collectors, as well as photographers, will be invited to exhibit in the spaces. “The objective is to attract the local community, especially students as well as interested travellers.” 

The An Dinh Palace is a typical Nguyen Dynasty residence built in the early 20th century. Located on the bank of the An Cuu River and outside Hue’s major citadel, it was used by Emperor Khai Dinh before it was conferred on Vinh Thuy Crown Prince who then became Bao Dai, the last king of the Nguyen Dynasty. The Palace was also where Bao Dai and his family lived after 1945. In 1975, it was donated to the revolutionary government, but has since fallen into disrepair.

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