28 mai 2014

Treasured Hue communal house faces challenges

Under threat: Ho Dung, chairman of the Phu Nhuan Ward, talks about the dilemma of protecting the Duong Pham communal house. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu THUA THIEN – HUE (VNS) — The 200-year-old Duong Pham communal house in Hue is in ruins despite its historical and architectural values. All the wooden structures of the house, which was designed based on the style of nha ruong (wooden house with many beams and pillars), have collapsed. Altars that were once set for gods and the founders of the village lie exposed to both sun and rain. ... [Lire la suite]
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23 mai 2014

Quang Nam to restore historic sites

QUANG NAM (VNS) — Authorities in the central province of Quang Nam have decided to spend VND1.85 billion or US$87,700 on urgent restoration of 12 historical sites in the province this year. The sites in need of repair include the tomb of Ngoc Dung Princess in Tam Ky District, the Dong Ban Communal House in Dien Ban District and the relics of the Hoa Long War Airport in Nui Thanh District. The authorities have asked the concerned localities and agencies to complete the projects in time to avoid further damage to the sites. — VNS