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Da Le village hall - national architecture and art relic

  
Update7/8/2022 2:26:23 PM
Address: Thuy Van ward, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province (Photo: internet)
Address: Thuy Van ward, Hue city, Thua Thien Hue province (Photo: internet)
Situated about 6km to the south of Hue city center, Da Le village hall was built in 1826 under the reign of Emperor Minh Mang. Emperor Khai Dinh presented the village hall four words "My tuc kha gia" (literally, creditable custom).

This architecture covers the area of 2.158m2, consisting of crescent lake, pillar, “binh phong” and main hall. These parts arranged in a vertical line. The main village hall is a ruong house with three compartments and two wings. Its total area is 221m2 (17m x 13m). There are 28 pillars including 8 main pillars, 16 subsidiary pillars and the other 4 pillars. Its roof is pretty horizon, decorated with "Luong long chau nguyet" (two dragons flanking a moon) and "long hoi" (the return of dragon) symbols. Inside the village hall, there are glided wooden altars beautifully decorated. Patterns representing for Nguyen dynasty were carved on gates. There are also twenty couplets and six horizontal lacquered boards stored in the village hall.

Over time and war, Da Le village hall was renovated several times. Some wooden items were replaced by concrete.

Da Le village hall is a typical traditional architecture following Hue traditional Ruong house. It was the place where many festival and cultural activities take place,  particularly, many important historic events in response to patriotic movement and national liberation movement.

With its architecture and art value and historical meaning, Da Le village hall was recognized as national architecture and art relic by Culture and Information Ministry (Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism) on decision no. 04/2001/QĐ-BVHTT dated January 19th, 2001.

 

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