Japan has helped conserve the tangible and intangible values of the Complex of Hue Monuments – a world heritage site in Hue, the imperial capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty.
Japan began providing aid for relic conservation in Hue (the central province of Thua Thien-Hue) in 1990. The first large-scale project with Japanese funding, 100,000 USD, was to restore the Ngo Mon (Noon Gate) – the main gate to the Hoang Thanh (Imperial City) and a symbol of Hue.
Japan’s total funding for the city has amounted to more than 4.6 million USD, compared to the total foreign sponsorship of 10 million USD for culture-related activities in the Complex of Hue Monuments.
The UNESCO World Heritage Institute of Japan’s Waseda University is working with the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre to study local traditional architecture to preserve relics under the Nguyen Dynasty (1802 – 1945).