On August 22nd, in the village of A Ka (Thuong Quang Commune, Nam Dong District, Thua Thien Hue Province), the inauguration ceremony was held and the Guol House was handed over to the Co Tu ethnic group.

This project was organized by experts from Kyoto University (Japan) in cooperation with Faculty of Architecture, Hue College of Sciences and Vietnam National Academy of Arts and Culture. 

Assoc. Prof. Ha Van Hanh, Vice Rector of the Hue University of Science, said that the Guol House is one of the unique traditional cultures of Co Tu ethnic minority in Nam Dong District. It is difficult to access material and must combine the experiences of the village elders, but in general, the project has more than 90% of the original. The project has total investment capital of VND 316.8 million, in which, the non-refundable aid of VND 125 million came from Kyoto University and VND 191.8 million was contributed by local people (contributed by more than 1,000 local people and construction materials). This will be the place where traditional festivals take place, maintaining the identity of Co Tu people through the activities of performing, shaping, handicraft, ritual sacrifice.

Peter Kastain is a travel blogger and an explorer based in Hanoi. After spending 2 years traveling around Southeast Asia, he found his love in the culture, landscapes, and people of Vietnam. His goal is to introduce the beauty of Vietnam to people around the world - the beauty which is so special through his eyes


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