US finances Hue’s relic restoration

14:24 | 09/10/2014

VGP – The US Department of State has decided to provide a non-refundable aid for central Thua Thien Hue Province to preserve Trieu To Mieu (Trieu To temple) in Hue Imperial City.

The aid will be channeled through the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City.

The project, worth VND16 billion, will focus on restoring the front composition of the temple, which was degrading.

In early 2014, the US Department of State financed US$30,000 for the province’s preservation of Trieu To Mieu.

Trieu To Mieu lies southeast of the Imperial City. The temple was built for the worship of Trieu To and his wife, the first ancestors of the Nguyen Dynasty. It was erected in 1804. Today it is a fine example of Vietnamese architecture of the 19th century.

By Thuy Dung