via Vietnam Express, 05 May 2021: A temple in the Hue Citadel is set to be restored.
Thai To temple complex, or Temple of Lords, in Hue where nine Nguyen Dynasty lords are worshiped is set to be restored after years of disrepair.
The temple complex, located in the southwest corner of the Imperial Citadel in Hue, was built in 1804 under King Gia Long of Nguyen Dynasty, Vietnam’s last royal family (1802-1945).
The complex covers an area of 15,000 square meters and is used to worship nine Nguyen lords, ancestors of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors.
Researcher Nguyen Xuan Hoa, former director of Thua Thien-Hue Province’s culture and sport department, said the Temple of Lords is the biggest architectural work in the Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO heritage site.