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Hoi An Town needs to restore its ancient heritage buildings

Hoi An Town needs to restore its ancient heritage buildings

Hoi An Town in the central province of Quang Nam has a total of 1,017 ancient heritage buildings, 103 of which are badly in need of repairs from which 40 are already becoming fast crumbling ruins. The Hoi An Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation Center has asked the People’s Committee to order immediate closure of […]

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Hoi An Ancient Town gets heritage website

Hoi An Ancient Town gets heritage website

The Hoi An Cultural Heritage Preservation and Management Center has launched a new website featuring the ancient town as UNESCO-recognised World Heritage site. Website http://hoianheritage.net also provides information on Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist locations. Hoi An City is part of the central province of Quang Nam. It is about 30 kilometers […]

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Historic Hoi An houses at risk of collapse

Historic Hoi An houses at risk of collapse

QUANG NAM — A shortage of funds is hampering the restoration of many of Hoi An’s oldest houses, some of which are facing collapse. Nguyen Duc Minh, deputy director of the Hoi An Cultural Heritage Preservation and Management Centre, said 103 out of nearly 1,400 cultural relics, including old houses in the town, needed urgent […]

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Hoi An tries to clean up its act

Hoi An tries to clean up its act

by Hong Thuy HOI AN — Hoi An, a World Heritage Site, opened its first solid waste treatment plant yesterday. The plant, in Bau Oc Thuong hamlet in Cam Ha Commune, was built at a cost of VND77 billion (US$3.7 million), most of which coming in the form of ODA credit from the French Government. […]

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Hoi An establishes heritage network

Hoi An establishes heritage network

HOI AN — A network of cultural preservation advocates has been established in the city of Hoi An, a UNESCO-recognised World Heritage site in the central province of Quang Nam. The 33 workers will keep people informed about the nation’s heritage laws and mobilise them to rebuild and restore the old quarter, according to Nguyen […]

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Pilot plan to teach Japanese in Hoi An

Pilot plan to teach Japanese in Hoi An

The central province of Quang Nam in coordination with the Human Resource Institute of Viet Nam (HRI) has begun a pilot program to teach the Japanese language at primary and junior level high schools. The lessons are being taught to third graders in the Luong The Vinh primary school and to sixth graders at the […]

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Hoi An to host first Global Choir Festival

Hoi An to host first Global Choir Festival

The first International Choir Festival & Competition will be held in the ancient town of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam from March 16-20. More than 1,000 national and international singers from over 30 choirs will perform and compete in the festival. The event is part of the 2011 National Tourism Year […]

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Hoi An Town exempts entrance fee

Hoi An Town exempts entrance fee

VietNamNet Bridge – The authorities of the ancient town of Hoi An, a world cultural heritage, announced the exemption of entrance fee to the town for Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, war invalids, handicapped people, journalists, children and students of less than 16. The local authorities are also offering a 50 percent discount on entrance fee to […]

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FEATURE: Urbanisation threatens Viet Nam's heritage

FEATURE: Urbanisation threatens Viet Nam’s heritage

Dec 02, 2010 (Vietnam News – McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) — Hoi An (Viet Nam News/ANN) — I always feel like I’m at home in Hoi An. Whenever I consider places for a holiday, Hoi An usually comes to mind. It’s not because of the fame the old town in the central Quang Nam […]

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