40 years of reviving the cultural heritage of Hue’s ancient capital

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Outstanding collective and individuals receive awards at the ceremony.
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NDO – The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre held a ceremony in the Central City of Hue on June 10 to celebrate its 40th founding anniversary.

Over the past 40 years, the centre is considered a role model in relic conservation and restoration in Vietnam, and that Hue city of central Thua Thien Hue province, a destination with five heritages, is a brand of Vietnamese tourism and also a top choice of domestic and foreign visitors.

At present, Hue is home to five UNESCO-recognised world cultural heritages, namely the Complex of Hue Monuments (a world heritage site), “Nha nhac” or Vietnamese court music (Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity), the woodblocks of the Nguyen Dynasty (part of the Memory of the World Programme), the imperial archives of the Nguyen Dynasty (part of the Memory of the World Programme), and the Literature on Hue Royal Architecture (part of Documentary Heritage in the Memory of the World Programme).

Over the last four decades, the centre has preserved and rehabilitated hundreds of relics in the complex, including Ngo Mon (Noon Gate), Hien Lam Pavilion, The Mieu Temple, Duyet Thi Duong Theatre, and Dien Tho, Thai Hoa, and Kien Trung palaces. It has also recovered some of the most important royal festivals of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 - 1945).

The centre now has cooperative ties with over 30 international organisations and several institutes, universities, and sectors of Vietnam to carry out studies, heritage conservation, and cultural exchange.

On this occasion, the People's Committee of Thua Thien Hue province awarded the Certificates of Merit to one collective and nine individuals in recognition of their contributions and efforts in the cause of preserving Hue's ancient heritage.