Hoi An in danger of being washed away by floods

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19 November 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – The historic buildings of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam is in danger of being damaged and washed away by floods.

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World heritage sites of Hoi An endangered due to floods
by Tien Phong

Many ancient houses in the UNESCO-designated World Heritage site in the old town of Hoi An have been submerged in flood waters and are in danger of collapsing.

The 160 ancient houses, which display a unique blend of local and foreign influenced architectural styles due to its status as a major harbor town of the 16th and 17th centuries, are a major tourist attraction of the central region.

The recent floods have strongly affected the central provinces, killing over 50 people and causing extensive damage to property and crops.