30 August 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – The ancient town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, which dates from the 15th century, is set to receive a financial boost to restore some of the relics, which includes houses and temples.
Hoi An to receive million-dollar face lift
entral Vietnamâ€™s Quang Nam province will spend some VND16.6 billion on restoring relics in the historic town of Hoi An, one of Vietnamâ€™s UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Provincial authorities announced Thursday that the US$1.03 million project would enable the Quang Nam Preservation Center of Relics and Heritages to restore 11 relics including old houses, shrines, and temples.
The town, which was a well preserved Southeast Asian trading port from the 15th to the 19th centuries, was declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1999.
The townâ€™s riverside buildings display a fascinating array of local and foreign influences.
– Vietnam: An Illustrated History (Illustrated Histories) by L. S. Woods