The ongoing restoration of cultural and historical relics in Hanoi’s Old Quarter is expected to help the capital recover its time-honored inner value
A group of local young architects recently won a Denmark-sponsored competition with their project “Smiling Stop,” which aims to make the backpackers’ quarter in District 1 a friendlier destination by making the best of its space.
The 7.1-magnitude earthquake smashed the central island of Bohol on Tuesday morning, ripping apart bridges, tearing down centuries-old churches and triggering landslides that engulfed entire homes.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on August 6 held a meeting with authorities from eight districts to step up control over the alarmingly common shop signs that feature only foreign languages, or signs where Vietnamese is not the focus.
The clash between relic preservation and locals’ living needs is getting more serious. The latest example is that those in Dong Van old quarter in Ha Giang province have lived in dilapidated age-old houses for years.
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