|Back to the future: A view of the Xuong Lang Mausoleum in Hue, which will be restored in a two-year project. — VNS Photo Phuoc Buu
THUA THIEN-HUE (VNS)— The Hue Monuments Complex Centre yesterday began restoring the mausoleum of the third king of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945).
Xuong Lang Mausoleum is the resting place of King Hien To Chuong King, whose era's name was Thieu Tri.
The mausoleum, located at Thuy Bang Commue, 5km to the west of Hue, has deteriorated through time and wars.
The two-year project will focus on building replicas of the two structures to the right and left side of the main building of the mausoleum, using the same foundations.
The US$1 million cost would come from the centre's budget.
Researcher Ho Tan Phan said every mausoleum in the complex of royal monuments in Hue had its own value.
The restoration of Xuong Lang would ensure the entire span of dynasty's history. — VNS