Building Chau Huong Vien into a place of poetic activities in Hue

The groundbreaking ceremony of the Ung Binh relic preservation and restoration project at Chau Huong Vien. (Photo: Mai Trang/VNA)

On the morning of March 25, Thua Thien-Hue History Museum held a groundbreaking ceremony for the conservation work, relic restoration Ung Binh at Chau Huong Vien, Hue city.

This is a work associated with the famous Ung Binh Thuc Gia Thi – a famous poet who made great contributions to the development of Hue poetry, tuong and folk songs.

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The project has a total cost of more than 10 billion VND, including items such as renovation, embellishment, reconstruction of the main house, outbuildings, screens and renovation, embellishment of the front garden, the surrounding area of ​​the building. members, construction of water supply and drainage systems, installation of lighting and electrical systems, etc. The project is expected to be completed in 1 year.

Director of the Department of Culture and Sports of Thua Thien-Hue province Phan Thanh Hai said that Ung Binh Thuc Gia Thi is the leading bird in the flock, who has contributed to the revival and development of the Hue Ca form. From the organizations and clubs about Ca Hue initiated by him, up to now in Hue city, there has been a rich system of Ca Hue clubs, active with more than 500 artisans and artists. actor, musician.

The restoration and embellishment of Ung Binh relic in Chau Huong Vien is an important and highly oriented step in preserving and preserving the local historical values, building this place to become a tourist destination. Unique and attractive Ca Hue culture and activities.

Created by Chau Huong Vien in the living bar of Hue's image 2Chau Huong Vien seriously degraded, warned of danger. (Photo: Mai Trang/VNA)

Ung Binh Thuc Gia Thi (1877-1961) real name is Nguyen Phuc Ung Binh (Unh Binh is the name, nickname is Thuc Gia Thi). He was born in Vy Da village, into a royal family with a literary tradition.

Ung Binh Thuc Gia Thi is a famous poet of Hue, leaving behind nearly 2,000 poems in Vietnamese and Chinese characters. He is also known as a talented dramatist and a person with great merit in the formation and development Ca Hue Opera.

In 1933, after leaving the official position, Mr. Ung Binh bought the garden on the bank of the Perfume River in Vy Da village, Hue city (now in Tay Thuong village, Phu Thuong commune, Hue city, Thua Thien-Hue province). to build Chau Huong Vien. Chau Huong Vien includes unique architectural works such as the main house with 3 compartments and 2 wings, Loc Minh communal house, screen, garden… arranged in a space of thousands of square meters.

Blending Chau Huong Vien into the living bar of Hue singer picture 3The entire work of Chau Huong Vien relic is mossy and heavily degraded. (Photo: Mai Trang/VNA)

At the end of 2019, the People’s Committee of Thua Thien-Hue province decided to rank Ung Binh relic at Chau Huong Vien is a provincial historical relic. After more than half a century of derelict, affected by weather, most of the works have been encroached, severely degraded, in danger of collapsing at any time.

According to the Director of the Thua Thien-Hue History Museum Nguyen Duc Loc, after being restored and embellished, the unit will develop an outline to display a number of pictures, books and newspapers at the relic; coordinate with agencies, organizations and individuals Chau Huong Vien become a living address of poetry clubs, Ca Hue performances, combined with tours to serve tourists.

This is also the wish of Hue writers and artists and those who love the famous Ung Binh Thuc Gia Thi.

Mai Trang (VNA/Vietnam+)