How Hue went from endangered to sustainable

In this the fifteenth year since the Vietnamese city of Hue was inscribed as a World Heritage City, Unesco’s representative to Vietnam has noted how concerted efforts from local authorities have turned a state of heritage endangerment to proper sustainability.

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Viet Nam News, 12 December 2008

Fifteen years after Hue achieved its world heritage status, the ancient citadel has moved beyond the state of emergency and into a phase of sustainability, says Vibeke Jensen, UNESCO’s representative in Viet Nam.

Jensen was addressing a ceremony to mark the 15th year of Hue’s world heritage inscription and fifth year of the intangible heritage status awarded to nha nhac (court music), held yesterday inside the citadel where the country’s supreme power was once seated.

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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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