Hanyuan Hall of the Daming Palace of the Tang Dynasty, China
© UNESCO 2003
National implementing agency:
National Administration for Cultural Heritage
Project duration: September 1999 - December 2003
Total project budget: US $ 1,353,740 (PHASE II)
Built in what is now Xi'an City of Shaanxi Province, the Hanyuan Hall of the Daming Palace was once one of the most famous imperial buildings of the Tang Dynasty. Some 1,300 years later, only the foundations of the Hall remain.
In 1994, UNESCO drew up a master plan for the restoration of the Hanyuan Hall that would include protecting the Hall and clearing the surrounding area. After these activities have been carried out, Hanyuan Hall will be showcased as an historical and educational museum where visitors can learn directly about Ancient Chinese civilization.
Work on the project started in 1995, and the major restoration work has now been almost completed thanks to the joint efforts of UNESCO and the Chinese and Japanese Governments and experts. The foundations have been restored using original materials and respecting the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty, thus reproducing the majestic building style of that time. The major part of the project will be finished within 2003.
(Extract from "Preservation of Tangible Cultural Heritage through the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust" p.12)
Copyright : 2013 Permanent Delegation of Japan to UNESCO