Hoi An to dismantle ancient houses for safety

Saturday - 01/10/2011 10:34

Hoi An city is planning to dismantle 2 ancient houses which are facing a high risk of collapse in this flooding season upon the request of the Hoi An Centre of Heritage Conservation and Management.

The houses are located at 26 Bach Dang Street and 43 Tieu La Street. The UNESCO World Heritage city also plans to remove local residents f-rom 100 other ancient houses for safety.

In April, Hoi An spent VND2.7 billion (US$135,000) to restore 7 important historical and cultural relics including a centuries-old house at 14 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street and 6 others on Bach Dang and Tran Phu Streets that are likely to collapse.

The city has around 200 relics, including 82 ancient houses, 87 pagodas, several ancient wells, and a tiled bridge.


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