Vietnam recovers oldest weather station in historic capital of Hue

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Model of the Quan Tuong weather station after being finished recovering

The Hue Monuments Conservation Center and the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology began recovering a weather station built during the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) last week.

The project, worth some VND4 billion (US$192,000), is a part of a plan to revamp the remains of imperial city and is expected to be finished late next year.

The Quan Tuong weather station, located in the southwest corner of the former imperial city's citadel in central Vietnam, was the place where the Kham Thien group, an office in charge of weather forecasting at that time, used to work.

But along with the decline of the Nguyen Dynasty, the weather forecast office as well as the weather station slipped into obscurity.

After being recovered, the weather station will become another attraction for travelers in Hue.

The station was also recognize by UNESCO as a world heritage, according to a newswire Vietnamplus report.

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