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The traces of Can Chanh Palace

TTH.VN - Inside the Hue Imperial Citadel, Can Chanh – the most important palace after Thai Hoa Palace – was built in the 3rd year of Gia Long’s reign (1804) and destroyed in 1947. This is also the palace that is assessed by Western scholars as the most beautiful and splendid construction of the imperial citadel.

Finding vestiges of Nam Giao Esplanade under Tay Son dynastyRestoring the appearance of Hue relicsThe project of preserving, restoring and embellishing the relic of Nghi Thien Chuong Queen Tu Du’s tombFrance has supported Hue in many projects on preserving historical and cultural relicsStarting charge visitors entrance fee for visiting Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities, An Dinh Palace and Emperor Thieu Tri's tomb from Apr.1

Under the Nguyen dynasty, all of the rites of the general court started at Can Chanh Palace, then went through Thai Hoa Palace, and returned to finish at Can Chanh.

In an effort of preserving, restoring, and promoting the general values of Hue relics in this period, Thua Thien Hue has spent nearly 200 billion VND to revive Can Chanh Palace. Sending the series of documentary photos to Thua Thien Hue Weekly, the photographer Nguyen Phong – a member participating in the analysis of documents to support the work of Can Chan restoration said: “These are the extremely valuable documentary photos to give the most visual critical evidences about the frame and the overall appearance of the palace. Especially, from this, the members have made many compelling discoveries that based on the remaining artifacts in this palace to convincingly calculate the height of the columns inside the palace”.

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 The overall foundation of Can Chanh Palace
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 Checking a documentary photo bought at auction in France
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 The coronation ceremony of Emperor Bao Dai held in front of Can Chanh Palace
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 The lines of Chinese characters inside the palace
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 A corner of Can Chanh Palace linking with Huu Duc Lang (Huu Duc Corridor)
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 The foundation shows traces from the reign of Emperor Gia Long
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 The project of Can Chanh Palace renovation started with the archaeological works
By Thua Thien Hue Weekly
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