Buildings in Hue to be restored

The site of a royal palace and a school in the Imperial city of Hue have been approved for restoration and preservation.

The Ta Tra building of Dien Tho Palace in Hue. Nhan Dan, 20121025
The Ta Tra building of Dien Tho Palace in Hue. Nhan Dan, 20121025

Hue to restore royal palace, school to former glory
Nhan Dan, 26 October 2012

The People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province has approved a plan to restore the Ta Tra building of Dien Tho Palace, in former Hue Imperial City.

The restoration, costing VND11billion (US$524,000), will begin in 2013.

The Ta Tra building of brick and wood was bombed in the Vietnam War in 1968. It used to be a place where people who wished to have an audience with the Queen Mother waited.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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