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The project of preserving, restoring and embellishing the relic of Nghi Thien Chuong Queen Tu Du’s tomb

TTH.VN - The groundbreaking ceremony was organized by Hue Monuments Conservation Center on the morning of June 13. The project belongs to the complex of relics of Emperor Thieu Tri's tomb in Thuy Bang Commune, Hue City.

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 Performing rituals at the groundbreaking ceremony of the project of preserving, restoring and embellishing the relic of Nghi Thien Chuong Queen Tu Du’s tomb

The tomb area of Nghi Thien Chuong Queen Tu Du (also known as Xuong Tho Tomb) belongs to the complex of relics of Emperor Thieu Tri's tomb, the eternal resting place of Dowager Queen Tu Du (Pham Thi Hang). She was the eldest daughter of Duke Pham Dang Hung, a rites minister; and her mother was Madam Pham Thi. She was the wife major of Emperor Thieu Tri, and the mother of Emperor Tu Duc.

The tomb was built in the early years of the twentieth century, located in the overall landscape of Emperor Thieu Tri's tomb, with a layout in the direction of “noi quan, ngoai quach” (“the coffin inside and the sarcophagus outside"). This is also a typical architectural form from the Nguyen Emperors. After more than 100 years of existence, although its overall is still quite intact, the integrity of the monument has been significantly affected under the impact of history and adverse natural environmental conditions (hot, humid, and rainy, etc.).

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 Representatives of leaders of Hue Monuments Conservation Center, Hue researchers, the Pham's family, and the sponsors at the project's groundbreaking ceremony

Thanks to the interest and support of the authorities, researchers, Hue lovers, especially the interest and financial support to implement the project via the Hue Heritage Conservation Fund of the Pham's family (represented by Mrs. Pham Dang Tuy Hoa) and Tai Loc Traffic Construction Production Company Limited, Hue Monuments Conservation Center have implemented and completed the preparation for investment in the project of preserving, restoring and embellishing the relic of Nghi Thien Chuong Queen Tu Du’s tomb.

Deputy Director of Hue Monuments Conservation Center Phan van Tuan informed that the project, after completion, would make an important contribution to completing the overall architecture - landscape - culture and art of Emperor Thieu Tri's tomb. By that, visitors will have an additional extremely attractive destination, and the value of tourism exploitation in the locality will be gradually improved.

By LIEN MINH
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