Quang Nam to Restore Old Buildings in Hoi An

The Relic Preservation Center of Quang Nam Province will restore 11 timber houses and temples in the World Heritage-listed old quarter of Hoi An.

An ancient house in Hoi An town
They are the houses at 59, 72, 84/1 and 108 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street and 89 and 146 Tran Phu Street, and the temples of Tuy Tien, Am Hon, Ngu Hanh, Cam Pho and Son Phong.

The biggest job will be to fix the pillars and walls of these dilapidated buildings, and retile and seal their roofs.

The budget for the restoration, which will take well into next year, is VND16.5 billion (US$1 million). Many of the old wooden structures in Hoi An are at risk of insect infestation.

Sources TN, VNA – Compiled by Kim Khanh

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