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23/08/2018 - 18:18

The Co Tu ethnic group’s Guol House in Thuong Quang inaugurated

On August 22, Kyoto University of Japan in collaboration with Department of Architecture, University of Sciences - Hue University, and Vietnam National Institute of Culture and Arts Studies in Hue officially handed over Guol House to the Cơ Tu ethnic group, in A Ka hamlet (Thuong Quang, Nam Dong).

Japanese experts talk to locals in the newly handed-over Guol House

Within the program of "Restoration and Preservation of Traditional Communal House", experts of the three units supported the Co Tu ethnic group in restoring the Guol House.

A special thing of the restoration of this Guol House is that the locals have joined their hands with native materials. After being put into operation, Guol House will be the venue for traditional festivals of the locals, contributing to build an environment to maintain the Co Tu's identity via cultural and spiritual activities, handicrafts, and ritual sacrifices, etc. The total cost of restoring the Guol House is more than VND 300 million.

Story and photo: P. Thanh