Emperor Palace is located in Nhon Hau Commune, Dap Da Ward, An Nhon, about 20km northwest from Quy Nhon. Emperor Palace was built in Tay Son dynasty in 1775 on the foundation of Do Ban Citadel of Champa and was formally known as the Emperor Palace from 1778. During a long period from 1776 to 1793, it was the headquarter of the Tay Son Rebellion and then the capital of the central government of Emperor Thai Duc - Nguyen Nhac. The palace is a rectangular architecture, consisting of three parts: the outer area, the Inner palace and the Imperial palace. The outer area is 7400m in circumference.
The inner palace is also known as the Citadel which is a rectangular area of 430m long and 370m wide. Inside is the rectangular Imperial Palace of 174m long and 126m wide. After the fall of Tay Son Dynasty, the Emperor Palace - vestige of the golden age of the Tay Son, was also destroyed. On the ground of the old citadel, the Nguyễn built a mausoleum for two offidal commanders who died here, which were Vo Tanh and Ngo Tung Chau. This is a tomb relic typically of art in the Nguyen Dynasty. ... View more