Ancient martial arts school under renovation
QĐND - Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:34 (GMT+7)
A 1-billion VND (50,000 USD) renovation project on the Xien Vo Temple in the ancient capital of Hue has been launched by the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre.
The project, which deals with the temple's main compartment and two wings, is expected to be completed by October.
The building, also called Vo Ban Temple, was used as a martial arts teaching facility for children of high-ranking mandarins under King Minh Mang (1820-40).
Recognised as a provincial historical and architectural vestige in 2006, the temple presents features of a ruong house – a typical wooden house that once dominated the city.