Along with the seriously degraded Pagoda Bridge, the Hoi An Centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation said the ancient town has 34 other relics in poor shape, with nine being in serious disrepair.

In order to prevent further deterioration of privately-owned relics, many households have re-tiled their roofs or stretched tarps underneath to prevent leaks, while installing additional columns, trusses, and beams prior to the upcoming wet season. But these are only temporary solutions and will not guarantee the core value of the relics./.