The People’s Committee of Thua Thien-Hue Province in central Vietnam announced on Tuesday an investment of VND20 billion (US$844,700) in the renovation of the Ho Thuy Tien Park, which had been abandoned for several years.
The park, covering a total area of 63.38 hectares on Thien An hill in Hue City, is expected to function as a public park after its revamp.
It was officially opened to visitors in 2006 as a tourism area, even though its construction was not completed at that time.
However, after being put into operation, the park proved to be an inefficient project and was eventually deserted in 2011 before the provincial People’s Committee issued a decision to completely drop it in 2017, as its investor - Haco Hue Co. - was laden with debt.
Since then, Ho Thuy Tien Park has become more and more deteriorated, with the structures covered with moss, evoking a feeling of ghostliness.
Its desolate, creepy image turned it into a tourist attraction and a popular spot to take photographs.