Heritage in Hue recognised

NDO - The People's Committee of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue held a ceremony on June 11 to receive a certificate recognising the royal literature on Hue royal architecture as a documentary heritage of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP).

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The heritage has been highly appreciated by MOWCAP and met the criteria in the registry dossiers formed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

According to Dr. Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, said the poetry on the Hue royal architecture includes Chinese-language scripts in the form of poems that were meticulously carved onto clusters of three wooden plates and wooden walls built during the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

Particularly notable is the ‘One Poem and One Painting’ decoration style on the Hue royal architecture, which was formed and developed during the Nguyen Dynasty and became the court’s rule in decorating royal architecture from then on.

Literary works in the Hue royal architecture reflect the thoughts of the Nguyen Kings on history, national independence, culture, governance and welfare. Many experts, researchers and culture managers evaluated the works as special decorative arts that had been made and preserved in Ha Tinh province. The heritage is unique in the world with diverse contents found on different materials, including wood, stone, bronze, enamel, ceramics and lacquer.