Thua Thien-Hue seeks to preserve Champa culture

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(VOVWORLD) - Champa culture has been an important factor in Hue’s cultural identity. Over the years, Thua Thien-Hue province has made efforts to preserve unique Champa artifacts and relics.

Thua Thien-Hue seeks to preserve Champa culture - ảnh 1Phu Dien tower in Phu Vang district (Photo: VOV)

Thua Thien-Hue province is home to 44 Champa relics. Of them, Lieu Coc twin towers, Phu Dien tower, and Loi fortress have been recognized as national relics.

There are also more than 250 Champa artifacts in the province including the top of Champa Linh Thai temple tower, a national treasure dating back to the 12th-13th centuries.

“It is essential to mobilize resources and investment to preserve Champa cultural relic sites. Currently, the Champa era relics in Thua Thien-Hue are thousands of years old, eroded by nature and wars,” said Phan Tien Dung, Chairman of the Thua Thien Hue Association of Historical Sciences.

Champa culture is also rich in intangible cultural values like religion, cuisine, and language. 

“It’s time to build a Champa Museum in Hue where tangible and intangible values of Cham culture are preserved,” said Nguyen Xuan Hoa, a researcher of Hue culture.

Phan Thanh Hai, Director of the provincial Department of Culture and Sports, said Thua Thien-Hue expects investment from the government to build a Champa Museum, or a center dedicated to Champa culture to promote the development of tourism and services around these cultural artifacts. 

Thua Thien-Hue authorities are working hard to make Champa cultural heritages a tourism magnet.