Huong Giang Tourist JSC[email protected] /(+84) 234.3826070
  • Tiếng Việt
|

244-year-old Hue bridge to undergo restoration

Restoration of former imperial capital Hue’s 244-year-old Thanh Toan Bridge in Thanh Thuy Chanh Village, commenced Thursday (April 16, 2020). The restoration is estimated to cost around VND13 billion ($558,000) and will take approximately one year.


Work would focus primarily on repairs, utilizing original materials. This includes numbering and preserving all original roof tiles, wood structures and carved decorations for future reuse, said Vo Ngoc Thanh, local construction head.
Built in 1776, the wooden bridge in Huong Thuy Town was funded by a Tran Dynasty family member, a descendant of one of the village founders. It is 18.75 meters in length, 5.82 in width, with a roof of enamelled tiles.The bridge is divided into seven sections, with the middle reserved for worshipping and paying respects to bridge builders.
On both sides of the bridge is a row of wooden platforms and railings, allowing visitors to sit and enjoy the view with their feet dangling over the edge.


Thanh Toan Bridge is considered to have the highest artistic value among Vietnam’s old bridges, enjoying national-heritage recognition in 1990.

Photo: Vo Thanh/ Vnexpress

Related articles

Covid-19 impact: Peace and quiet reigns supreme in Hue

As the Covid-19 pandemic keeps people at home and the crowds off the streets, Hue city has reverted to a yesteryear quiet. According to the […]

Learn More

The first historical monument of Vietnam was digitized 3D by Google

  Tu Duc Tomb in Vietnam is on the list of famous monuments introduced by Google to the whole world. Celebrating World Heritage Day (April […]

Learn More

Hue Festival 2020 to be delayed and will be held from August 28 to September 2, 2020

Due to the influence of COVID-19 epidemic and content agreed at the Organizing Board of Hue Festival 2020 meeting on February 20, 2020. On February […]

Learn More