Complex of Hué Monuments - Tomb of Tu Duc, Vietnam

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Project NameComplex of Hué Monuments - Tomb of Tu Duc
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Data Types

Data Type Size Device Name Device Type
LiDAR - Terrestrial16.01 GBFaro Focus X330 Phase Based Laser Scanner
Photogrammetry - Terrestrial30.05 GBNikon D810 , Phase One IQ3 DSLR , Medium Format Digital
Photogrammetry - Aerial4.81 GBDJI Phantom 4 Pro Drone
Site DescriptionThe Complex of Hué Monuments is located within the Thua Thien-Hué Province in the geographical center of Vietnam. Established as the capital of unified Vietnam in 1802, Hué was not only the political but also the cultural and religious center under the Nguyen dynasty until 1945. The Complex of Hué Monuments site has suffered from the effects of wars, as well as modern development and expanding human settlements. The Tu Duc Tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc who reigned from 1848 until his death in 1883. Tu Duc faced encroaching colonialism from the west as well as turmoil within the Vietnam, particularly related to the construction of his tomb. In attempt reduce the construction time, managers of the project reduced the construction timeline from 6 years to 3 years by ridding of breaks for the laborers, resulting in a rebellion. Construction resumed after a one and a half month break, culminating in the construction of a tomb reflecting Tu Cuc's most extensive education in history, philosophy, literature, and art of all emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.
Project DescriptionIn the summer of 2018, CyArk documented several monuments related to the Vietnamese Emperor Tu Duc at the Hué Monuments Complex. CyArk collaborated with the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre (HMCC) to document the Hoa Khiem Temple, Tu Duc Tomb Stele Building, Tu Duc Queen's tomb and the nearby An Dinh Palace. Photogrammetry of both the interior and exterior of the monuments was completed with a Nikon D810 and a Phase One Medium format camera. Aerial photogrammetry was completed with a Phantom 4 Pro drone and scanning of the monuments was accomplished with a FARO X330 laser scanner. The HMCC requested assistance documenting these monuments as it had recently completed a restoration program on these buildings and wanted baseline documentation as well as a variety of digital assets to be used in the promotion of the site.
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Collection Date2018-06-22 to 2018-06-28
Publication Date2019-04-18
License TypeCC BY-NC-SA
Site AuthorityHMCC (Hue Monuments Conservation Centre)
CyArk 2019: Complex of Hué Monuments - Tomb of Tu Duc - LiDAR - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Terrestrial , Photogrammetry - Aerial . Collected by CyArk . Distributed by Open Heritage 3D.

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