Hue's Da Vien island gets scenic park
The Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee greenlit a project to turn Da Vien island into a scenic park.
Construction will divide 10.5 ha into three zones.
Zone A will be reserved for ceremonies, community activities and open air exhibitions.
Zone B will replicate Ngu Uyen ( Imperial Park ), a historical site in Hue City . Entertainment clubs for locals will also be built here.
Zone C will be a residential area with 120 five-star apartments and a large ornamental garden with a stage.
Da Vien is a small island in the Huong (Perfume) River, southwest of the ancient capital Hue . It is, togeher with Hen (Mussel) Hill, the feng shui element of Hue , and recognised by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage.
During the Nguyen Dynasty, Da Vien was a kind of feudal amusement park of royalty.
(Source: KT&DT, URL:http://english.vietnamnet.vn/travel/2008/08/797633/)
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