(VOV) – The Hue Relics Preservation Centre and the German Conservation Restoration & Education Projects (GCREP) held a ceremony on July 17 to mark the completion of a project to preserve and restore interior decoration of Ta Vu-Dai Noi Hue (Mandarin’s House).
The project has a total investment capital of more than EUR158,000, of which nearly EUR140,000 are sourced from Germany.
The GCREP Project Manager, Andrea Teufel, said that the project has been implemented since October 2012, with the aim of restoring decorative patterns on the wall of Ta Vu and preventing the impact of severe weather on the whole building.
The project has contributed to preserving the beauty of the historical relics in the old Imperial Citadel. Under the project, the GCREP management has granted certificates to nine students from Hue College of Arts.
Over the last five years, many garden houses in Hue have remained in a poor state of repair despite the launch of a four-year project in 2006 to preserve "nha vuon". An official from the Thua Thien-Hue provincial administration says, "As part of the project, research has been conducted into more than 7,100 garden houses, including 800 ancient houses of significant value". Tran Thanh, who is Deputy Head of the Hue City Cultural Office, reveals that there is a plant afoot to restore 150 typical houses which are in danger of becoming lopsided. However, only 52 have been restored to…... [read more]
THUA THIEN HUE — The Hue Relics Preservation Centre has completed restoration of the Long An Palace, one of the most famous sites in the historic royal capital of Hue. The palace was built in 1845 under the reign of King Thieu Tri and housed the King's body after his death in 1847 during eight months until his funeral. The palace, now a museum, preserves over 10,000 objects from the Nguyen dynasty.-VNS... [read more]
by Hoai Nam Le Van Vinh used pieces of shells from 3 million coconuts to make roofs for three houses in central Quang Nam Province's Dien Ban District. The houses are in a 11,000sq m open museum called "Vinahouse Space" (of which Vinh is the owner), located about 7km from the ancient town of Hoi An. They are among dozens of centuries-old houses from the northern, southern and central regions, creating new tourist attractions. Visitors can bike from Hoi An to the village in 15 minutes. Vinh, 33, said: "I want to restore ancient houses in the country before they…... [read more]
Germany finances Hue Citadel restoration Germany will provide capital for the 140,000 euros project to preserve and restore relics of the former Hue Imperial Citadel, said Phan Thanh Hai, director of the Center for Preservation of Hue Imperial Relics, reports VietnamPlus. The project, themed ‘The Ta Vu-Dai Noi Hue interior decoration preservation and restoration’, is also to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the center (June 10, 1982) and is set for completion next year. This is the fourth project under the international support program to restore relics of the Hue Citadel sponsored by Germany. The other projects saw the preservation…... [read more]
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue is planning to restore 22 relics in the Hue Citadel area in 2015, according to Phan Thanh Hai, director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre. The total cost for conservation and restoration is VND150 billion (US$7 million). The centre expects to complete restoration of Thai Binh Palace, Ta Tung Pagoda, and the mausoleum of Tu Duc King, among others, in the first quarter of the year. TUOI TRE (YOUTH) City launches gift programme for workers The HCM City Investment and Trade Promotion Centre is co-operating with the city's Food and Foodstuff Association (FFA) to…... [read more]
Many of Hue's famed old houses, which are a landmark of the city, have been badly damaged over time. Ancient houses which are located on Chi Lang, Bach Dang or Nguyen Chi Thanh roads still maintain their antiquated architecture and have become very popular amongst visitors. Unfortunately, these old houses are decaying. Their roofs have rotted and their walls have cracked. A local living on Bach Dang Road said, "Houses here are over 100 years old and have been destroyed. We do not have enough money to restore them and do not know how to do it." Gia Hoi area,…... [read more]
Deputy Minister of Culture and Information Tran Chien Thang has presided over a working session with leaders of the southern Tra Vinh provincial Department of Culture and Information about a project on building and restoring the house on stilts and working place of President Ho Chi Minh at the relics of Uncle Ho temple in the province. The model of the Uncle Ho house on stilts at the relics of the Uncle Ho temple in Duc Long commune, Tra Vinh town, Tra Vinh province was approved by the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee to meet the expectation of visitors…... [read more]
Nhan Dan Online - German Ambassador to Vietnam, Jutta Frasch on April 12 inaugurated a newly restored Madarin-house for visitors to the Imperial City of Hue as part of on-going activities at the 2014 Hue Festival. "I am very pleased to present this wonderful project to the public today. The newly restored Mandarin-house Ta Vu in the heart of the Hue Citadel and the permanent exhibition 'Impressions and Treasures of the Imperial City', both offering a fresh and vivid insight into life under the Nguyen dynasty", said the Ambassador. The new Ta Vu permanent exhibition is the first comprehensive documentation…... [read more]
THUA THIEN HUE (VNS)- The ancient home of a former leading court official, or mandarin, was re-opened yesterday after restoration work in Hue's Imperial Citadel. The work was organised by Hue Monuments Conservation Centre and the German Conservation Restoration and Education Project. The project consolidated walls and ceilings to prevent further deterioration caused by the weather. The project began last October on a budget of US$207,000, including a grant from the German government. Under the project, experts taught nine Vietnamese artists and artisans the art of restoration. Ta Vu Building is part of Can Chanh Palace located inside the Forbidden…... [read more]
The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre opened the Ta Tung Tu relic (Left Temple) after a year of restoration work, according to the centre's director, Phan Thanh Hai. Germany supports Hue Imperial Citadel restoration Hue craft festival honours Vietnamese culture The project cost VND 7.2 billion (roughly US$345,600), of which nearly US$46,000 came from the World Monuments Fund and the rest was provided by the centre. Ta Tung Tu is a place of worship dedicated to high-ranking mandarins under the reign of King Minh Mang of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945), the last in Vietnam. The temple is located in King Minh…... [read more]