Hue to restore royal ancient temple

Ta Tung Tu (Left Temple), a construction in the quintessential style of Hue’s Imperial Citadel, will be restored at a total capital of VND11.5 billion, according to the Thua Thien-Hue Province People’s Committee.

Ta Tung Tu (Left Temple) in Hue’s Imperial Citadel (Photo: Sggp)

Recent scientific and technological advancements in combination with original materials and traditional techniques will be applied in the restoration to properly preserve the artifact’s intrinsic architectural, cultural, artistic, and historical style.

The temple covering an area of more than 210 square meters was built in 1843. The complex including Ta Tung Tu, Huu Tung Tu (Right Temple), Sung An Palace, and Hien Duc Mon was built aiming at worshiping Emperor Minh Mang (1791-1841), his empress and other high ranking mandarins. It was badly damaged by war, time and weather.

The restoration will contribute in preservation of the old Imperial complex of Hue ancient capital.

By Van Thang, Tran Duong – Translated by Kim Khanh

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