Belgian region helps restore Hue ancient house

A 175-year-old house has been restBelgian region helps restore Hue ancient houseored to its former glory in Phuoc Tich ancient village, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.

This is the first time Nha Ruong, a typical kind of houses in the old time in Hue and the central region, to be restored under a cooperation project between Thua Thien- Hue province and the Wallonie-Bruxelles region of Belgium . The project aims to preserve and promote the cultural heritage of ancient villages to help tourism development.

Formed in 1470 under the reign of King Le Thanh Tong, Phuoc Tich is the second village in Vietnam recognised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as a national cultural and historical relic site.

Spreading along the poetic O Lau River, about 40 km north of Hue city, the village still preserves over 100 ancient houses. People here live on making pottery.

Phuoc Tich is now a popular tourist destination in Thua Thien-Hue.

(source: VNA)