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The historical city of Hue in central Vietnam retains the imprint of the Nguyen Era (1802-1945), when many temples were built and restored. This paper examines the influence of architectural features of the Thai Hoa Palace in the royal citadel on the main shrines of Hue temples. This study is based on field surveys of square-enclosure Khau ( ) temples in Hue city, which share similar styles of "double house, one foundation," "one poem, one-drawing," two-layered roof structures, and symbols of decorative motifs at the corner of the roof. The design of the royal palace closely followed the design of the traditional temples in Hue city. The influence of the traditional temples on the royal palace has shaped the cultural heritage of Hue.



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