Given its proximity to the imperial city, Kim Long was for many centuries the living place of high mandarins and members of the royal family; which has left many traces not only in the architecture of the houses but also in the cultural life of its inhabitants.

Before the 14th century

The Hue region was part of the Champa Kingdom. In 1306, the region was offered by the ruler of Champa to the Dai Viet Kingdom (Vietnam’s name at the time) by marrying the Vietnamese princess Huyen Tran, marking the beginning of a process of conquest by the Vietnamese of the lands of the South .

Around 1600

The conquest of the Champa was completed, but the country was cut in two: the Trinh lords ruled the north, the Nguyen lords controlled the south (from Hue). This cut lasted two centuries before the country was unified by the Nguyen around 1800.

In 1636

the third Nguyen Lord, Nguyen Phuc Lan, had his residence built at Kim Long, which became “the capital of South Vietnam” until 1687 before it was moved to Phu Xuan (imperial city). as we see today).