Making a Model of the Temple of Tu Duc

How CyArk digitally documented the ancient Vietnamese city of Huế

By CyArk

In the summer of 2018, CyArk documented several monuments at the Huế Monuments Complex. 

Digitally documenting Tu Duc's tomb at Hue Monuments by Kieran Kesner for CyArkCyArk

CyArk focused on structures built to honor Emperor Tu Duc, including the Hoa Khiem Temple, Tu Duc Stele Building, Tu Duc Queen’s tomb and the nearby An Dinh Palace.

Digitally documenting Hue Monuments by Kieran Kesner for CyArkCyArk

The non-profit worked with the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre to document recently restored structures with laser scanning and photogrammetry.


CyArk created a high resolution model by combining the LiDAR data with drone photographs and pictures taken from the ground.


The final 3D model was then sliced to create high resolution architectural drawings of the site. 

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