This is the first part of a joint action plan that Huế’s and Đà Nẵng’s departments of culture and sports have committed to in order to protect the historic brick Hải Vân Quan gate from deterioration and human encroachment.

Representatives of the departments of culture and sports have recently agreed on urgent works that could protect the gate from ruin, signs of which began to appear some 30 years ago.

Hải Vân is a mountain cliff clinging from the Trường Sơn Range and pointing to the sea. On its peak, the giant brick gate was built in 1826 to mark the border of the former Huế imperial capital’s land and name it Hải Vân Quan.

Today it is a popular tourism site thanks to the picturesque scene, with views 490m above sea level and a fresh cool breeze. — VNA