Van Nien water factory - a province-level historic relic

Designed by French architect Bossard, Van Nien water factory was located on the upstream of the Huong river. It was the first water factory looking like an eastern pagoda in Central Vietnam.

The architecture consists of 4 pillars, yin-yang and curved roof. This makes the entire architecture stay harmony with romantic scenery in the upstream of the Huong river.

Providing water for Hue city, the water factory features eastern architecture and western technology. It is an ideal destination for visitors coming to Hue.

Along with other historical structures like Quoc hoc High School for the Gifted, Dong Ba market, Truong Tien bridge, etc, Van Nien water factory has a close connection with the establishment and growth of Hue, one of the most important political center in Central Vietnam at the time.

Van Nien water factory is a historic relic which is associated with the modernization of Hue city in early 20th century. This monument marks the change from agriculture and handicraft industry to industrialization. It is a subjective condition contributing to forming a worker staff in Hue city, the formal capital of a feudal dynasty.

Van Nien water factory was recognized as a province-level cultural historic relic by the People’s Committee of Thua Thien Hue province on Decision No. 4296/QD-UBND on December 21, 2005.
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