Maritime museum to be constructed in Hoi An

A museum centred on trade activities in the 17th and 18th centuries will be built in the historical city of Hoi An. There doesn’t  seem to be any indication on the date of completion though.

Hoi An to build Faifoo ship museum

Vietnam Net Bridge, 18 September 2009

A museum about merchant ships will be built in Hoi An, the central province of Quang Nam, it was announced recently.

Faifoo, former name of Hoi An, Merchant Ship Museum, covering more than 2.4 hectares, in Cam Pho Ward, will present images of Hoi An and the fascinating activities of the trading port in the 17th and 18th century.

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Author: Noel Tan

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

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