The money to restore the houses at Kim Long, Thuy Bieu, Phu Hiep, Vy Da, and An Cuu wards will range between VND 400 million (US$ 18,000) and VND700 million (US$ 31,500) each.
According to the Hue Relics Preservation Centre, Thua Thien-Hue is now home to 690 traditional houses, half of which are located in the imperial city of Hue. Each house includes a garden at least 400 square metres wide.
Blossoming under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), the last royal monarchy in Vietnam’s history, “nha vuon” (garden houses) such as An Hien, Lac Tinh Vien, Tinh Gia Vien, Ty Ba Trang and Ngoc Son Cong Chua are a prominent feature of Hue.
A typical garden house in Hue has two main parts: “nha ruong” (house built with many beams [ruong] and pillars [cot]) and the surrounding garden, designed according to geomancy and their owners’ spiritual life and skills.
From now to 2020, the province will support the preservation and restoration of 25-40 garden houses.