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Hue City gate to be restored

The Noon Gate at the Imperial City of  Hue will be restored under a three-year project starting next year.

Noon Gate at the Hue Imperial Citadel, Vietnam Net 20121105

Noon Gate at the Hue Imperial Citadel, Vietnam Net 20121105

Hue imperial city’s Noon Gate to get a facelift
Vietnam Net, 05 November 2012

The People’s Committee of central Thua Thien – Hue province has given the nod to a three-year project on preservation and renovation of Ngo Mon (Noon Gate), an iconic symbol of the former royal city of Hue.

As an important part of the Hue Imperial Citadel, which was recognised by UNESCO as a World’s Heritage Site in 1993, Noon Gate is a huge U-shaped construction consisting of a brick and stone foundation and a wooden pavilion with terracotta tiles.

The project aims to prevent water leakage from the foundation and to preserve the upper pavilion, known as Lau Ngu Phung (Pavilion of Five Phoenixes).

The first stage of the project, to begin in 2013, will cost 43.38 billion VND (2.1 million USD) and is scheduled to last three years. The second stage will be carried out after 2015. Total investment for the two stages will amount to nearly 100 billion VND (4.8 million USD).

Full story here.

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