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10/3/2017 10:10:39 AM

Hue’s ancient palace undergoes restoration with Germany’s support

(VNF) - The German Ministry of Foreign Affairs has provided more than EUR 112,500 (USD 131,790) through the Embassy of Germany in Vietnam for the project “Conservation and restoration of the gate, front screen and pond of Phung Tien Temple combined with the advanced technique training at Hue Imperial City”. 

Delegates at the inauguration of the project on September 29th. (Photo: Di Tích Huế/FB)

The project has a total cost of more than EUR 143,000 (USD 167,520) and the rest of which comes from the city’s corresponding fund.

The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre (HMCC) and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Fulda (GEKE) co-organised the inauguration of the restoration of Phung Tien palace, part of the world heritage site Hue Citadel, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, on September 29th.

Work on the restoration is expected to complete in November, 2018.

Repairs will be made for the palace through fresco restoration technique- a technique of mural painting executed upon freshly laid plaster.

Along with restoration work, the project also focuses on technical training and preservation certificate granting for craftsmen from the HMCC.

Delegates visit the Phung Tien palace. (Photo: Di Tích Huế/FB)

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Dung said that financial support from Germany represents productive achievement in the cultural heritage cooperation between the Embassy of Germany in Vietnam and the locality.

Constructed under the reign of King Minh Mang in the 19th century, Phung Tien is among the Nguyen dynasty’s five most important palaces. It was used to worship the Nguyen Dynasty kings and their wives. The majority of the palace has been ruined over the time, except for the foundation, gates and some stonework./.

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