The Noon Gate at the Imperial City of Hue will be restored under a three-year project starting next year.
A recently-concluded seminar in Hue saw a gathering of scientists and museum professionals discuss the impact of climate change on cultural heritage.
Seminar on preserving cultural heritages
Tuoi Tre News, 12 June 2012
The Hue Relic Conservation Center celebrated 30 years of operation with a ceremony over the weekend.
Hue relic conservation work reviewed
VNA, via Tuoi Tre News, 10 June 2012
A 1,600 year old kendi (spouted vessel) was recovered from a river in Hue in central Vietnam.
Hue found 1,600-year-old Cham vase
Tuoi Tre News, 12 November 2011
Because the authorities lack experience with conservation and locals are not allowed to repair the houses themselves, heritage buildings in two Vietnamese port cities are slowly deteriorating.
An ancient tomb, thought to date to the 16th century, was discovered in the Thua Thien-Hue province of Vietnam.
Old tomb discovered in Thua Thien-Hue
VOV News, 19 December 2008
Over 200 prehistoric tombs associated with the Sa Huynh culture (1000 BC – 200 AD) were discovered in the central province of Thua Thian-Hue.
Over 200 ancient tombs found in Thua Thien-Hue
Nhan Dan, 01 August 2008
11 September 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – Not to be confused with the citadel found in the previous post, this Cham tower in the Thua Thien-Hue province is slated for archaeological investigation from next month until the end of the year.
Studies to be done on millennium-old Vietnam tower
Excavation will begin on a 1,000-year-old Cham tower complex in central Vietnam to study its architecture and explore if more relics lie undiscovered inside.
10 Aug 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – The city of Hue seeks to preserve its 100-year-old garden houses.
Imperial city struggles to retain gifts from the past
Hue city in central Thua Thien-Hue province is struggling to retain one of its lesser known but highly valuable cultural resources. The garden houses (nha vuon) that dot the city’s landscape have experts concerned that unless concrete steps are taken quickly to restore and preserve the unique structures they will be lost forever.
Over 100 years old, in disrepair and confronted with sky rocketing land prices many of their owners have been forced to demolish or sell the homes that have been in their families for generations.
01 June 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – A new heritage tour route will connect the historic central provinces of Vietnam with Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Laos’ Wat Phu. This seems like a move to keep the Indochinese destinations interconnected in a bid to grab a larger slice of the tourism dollar, much like how Cambodia and Myanmar recently penned an agreement to have flights between their major heritage destinations as well.
Central provinces to go down â€˜Indochinaâ€™s heritage roadâ€™
Quang Nam, Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang city in the central region have decided to join forces to create â€˜Indochinaâ€™s heritage roadâ€™, a new tourism product to be launched in June.
Dinh Hai, Director of the Quang Nam Tourism Department, who created the tour, said:
After the East-West Economic Corridor was put into operation, caravan tourists from Thailand have been flocking into the central region. Moreover, the number of tourists from Europe and America who go to Thailand and then to the central region of Vietnam from Thailand is also on the rise.
I attach much importance to Thailandâ€™s market. I believe that the door to Thailandâ€™s market must be opened, through which tourists will come to the central region. Recent surveys all show that most of the tourists who come to ASEAN nations, and especially Indochina, all want to visit the worldâ€™s cultural heritages, like Angkor Wat (Cambodia), Watphu (Laos), the ancient capital of Hue, Hoi An ancient town, and My Son. Therefore, the setting up of the tour â€˜Indochinaâ€™s heritage roadâ€™ has been considered one of the top priorities for Quang Nam, Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang authorities.
Read more about Indochina’s Heritage Road.
Find our more about the destinations along the Indochina Heritage Road:
– The Kingdoms of Laos by S. Simms and P. Simms
– Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
– The Treasures of Angkor: Cultural Travel Guide (Rizzoli Art Guide) by M. Albanese