Restoration of old Hanoi gate sees completion of first phase

Situated in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the 18th century Quan Chuong Gate has just finished its first phase of restoration work.

Quan Chong gate at Hanoi's Old Quarter, from VOV News 20110105

First-phase restoration of Hanoi’s last ancient city gate completed
VOV News, 05 January 2011

A project to restore the O Quan Chuong (Quan Chuong Gate) in Hanoi’s Old Quarters saw its first phase accomplished on January 4.

The project kicked off in August 2009, with an investment of US$74,500 provided by the US Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation.

The foundation has provided funding for nine heritage preservation projects in Vietnam since 2001.

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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