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HCM City to spend VND 50 billion on pagoda restoration
  • | | November 23, 2015 03:03 PM

HCM City People’s Committee has just approved a VND 51 billion(USD 2.3 million) -project to restore the Giac Vien Pagoda on Lac Long Quan Street in District 11.


Giac Vien Pagoda stands out for its elegant and classic designs and sophisticated carved patterns

The 200 year-old pagoda, which is also known as Ho Dat, is a unique architectural work with great religious value. It was recognised as a national historical and cultural heritage since 1993.

However, the pagoda has deteriorated with time. A report from the people's committee showed that some pillars had weakened and many parts of the tile roofs were damaged. They, along with terraces, walls and surrounding fences, will be restored.


A damaged roof

  Damaged floor

 Many rooms are abandoned as they can collapsed at any time

The project is slated to take two years.

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