US aids restoration of ancient temple at Hue Citadel

The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre undertook an US-funded project worth 700,000 USD (14.7 billion VND) to restore the facade of the Trieu To Temple in the ancient imperial citadel of Hue in central Thua Thien-Hue province on February 6.

US Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius offers incense at Trieu To Temple (Source: VNA)

The centre also celebrated the completion of the restoration of three altars sponsored by the US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation, worth 30,000 USD (640 million VND), since January 2014.

Trieu To temple was built in 1804 to worship the first ancestors of the Nguyen Dynasty, Nguyen Kim and his wife.

It is an important site in the southeast of the Hue Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Over 200 years of wars and dreadful weather conditions in Hue have severely damaged the ancient building.


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