French and Vietnamese experts met recently in Cần Thơ to discuss how to better preserve the cultural heritage of Việt Nam, particularly in the central province of Thừa Thiên–Huế.
Nguyễn Dung, vice chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said that preservation and restoration of cultural heritage plays a critical role in improving tourism to the central province of Thừa Thiên–Huế.
However, time and urbanisation have seriously affected heritage buildings in the province as well as in Hà Nội and HCM City, he said.
Established as the capital of a unified Việt Nam in 1802, Huế was the political, cultural and religious centre under the Nguyễn Dynasty until 1945. Many of its palaces and pagodas remain, although some were bombed in the American War.