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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.

Thanh Nien News 30 Aug 2007

Hoi An to receive million-dollar face lift

entral Vietnam’s Quang Nam province will spend some VND16.6 billion on restoring relics in the historic town of Hoi An, one of Vietnam’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 town’s riverside buildings display a fascinating array of local and foreign influences.


Further reading:
Vietnam: An Illustrated History (Illustrated Histories) by L. S. Woods

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Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

Website: http://www.SoutheastAsianArchaeology.com

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