Hoi An working to restore architectural relics as wet season nears

After hundreds of years of use, many architectural relics in Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam have fallen into disrepair and are in need of upgrades. Many are at risk of further damage from the upcoming wet season.


Along with the seriously degraded Pagoda Bridge, the Hoi An Centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation said the ancient town has 34 other relics in poor shape, with nine being in serious disrepair.

In order to prevent further deterioration of privately-owned relics, many households have re-tiled their roofs or stretched tarps underneath to prevent leaks, while installing additional columns, trusses, and beams prior to the upcoming wet season. But these are only temporary solutions and will not guarantee the core value of the relics./.