The An Hien garden house at No 58 Nguyen Phuc Nguyen in Thua Thien – Hue (Photo: VNA) ThuaThien – Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien – Hue hasdecided to allocate 32.6 billion VND (1.44 million USD) to preserve and developgarden houses in 2017-2020, heard a conference to review two years of theprovince’s resolution on garden houses protection.Overthe last two years, the province poured nearly 7.3 billion VND (321,460 USD) tomaintain and develop garden houses in Hue and Phong Dien district. About 5.3billion VND (233,380 USD) was earmarked to restore five out of 14 houses, witha financial aid of from 600-750 million VND for each house. ViceStanding Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho said theprovince will continue to disseminate the policy to maintain and develop the valuesof the garden houses, raising homeowners’ awareness of the work. Besides,the province will devise tours for visitors to live in the houses andexperience local customs of marriage, death anniversary and making foods inholidays, he added. To be a Hue-style gardenhouse, a home must have two distinct elements: a nha ruong (Hue-style woodenhouse with beams and pillars), and surrounding gardens. They have yards in boththe front and back. In the front yard a decorated wall or rock structure blocksbad luck and harmful winds from entering the house through its main door.Between the wall and the front hallway lie pots of flowers, a fish tank or pondand bonsai trees.