At the symposium. (Source: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – Sustainable preservation of the Nguyen dynasty’s royal tombs in the complex of Hue imperial relic sites must be made in companion with the protection of natural landscapes in Huong River’s upstream area.

The information was heard at an international symposium jointly held by the Hue Monument Conservation Centre and Japan’s Waseda University in Hue city, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on March 20.

Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre, noted that natural landscapes are significant to the UNESCO-recognised complex of Hue monuments, of which Huong River has become a special element to connect the complex. Thus, the landscapes around Huong River must be utilised in an appropriate way, he added.

According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dang Van Bai, managers should prioritise natural landscape protection in the master plan on the complex management.

Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. Satol Shigheru from Waseda University said that technical development will help the locality safeguard the historical environment.

The complex of royal tombs and Huong River’s upstream area hold great tangible and intangible cultural values like agricultural products, perceptions, beliefs, religions and festivals, which are all grafted to Huong River.

Participants at the event shared research results on the values, characteristics and potential of the cultural and eco-historical landscapes of the Nguyen Dynasty’s royal tombs and Huong River’s upstream area in order to find the best solutions to protecting landscapes at the complex of Hue monuments.-VNA