The People’s Committee of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has recently presented a certificate of merit to Odom Vantanak Phuong Monie – a Cambodian, in recognition of her contributions to preserving cultural heritage in Hue ancient capital.

In 2013, Monie donated 220 fine arts and cultural objects to the Hue Imperial Palace Antique Museum. She also invested over 200 million VND (9,480 USD) in the redecoration of ancient shrines in the Hue imperial citadel.

According to Director of the Hue Monument Conservation Centre Phan Thanh Hai, apart from offering exhibits, Monie also spent money on upgrading and embellishing landscapes at some relic sites in the ancient capital, contributing to attracting more visitors to the areas.

Monie has set a good example of conserving and promoting values of cultural heritage in Hue and Vietnam in general, Hai said.

Hue is the capital of the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam, the Nguyen.

The Hue Imperial Citadel was recognised by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage in 1993.-VNA