Restoration of Chua Cau in Hoi An on horizon

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has sent a document to the People’s Committee of Quang Nam province on the appraisal of a project to renovate the Chua Cau relic in Hoi An ancient town.

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The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has agreed with restoration plans for Chua Cau, including reinforcing the foundations and pier and renovating the floor, wooden frames, roof, and electrical and lighting systems.

It also approved the digitisation of the relic with 3D technology to serve restoration later on.

Chua Cau, also known as the Japanese Covered Bridge or Lai Vien Kieu, consists of a bridge over a small canal and a pagoda at one end. It was built in the early 17th century by Japanese businessmen.

Recognised as a national cultural and historical relic site in 1990, Chua Cau is a symbol of Hoi An ancient town – a UNESCO-recognised World Cultural Heritage Site – and a symbol of traditional cultural exchange between Vietnam and Japan.

Though it has been restored many times, the bridge still faces risks from natural wear and tear./.

VNA