A cooperative agreement was signed between the authorities of central Thua Thien-Hue province and Da Nang city on February 20 to preserve and promote the historical and architectural values of Hai Van Quan (Hai Van Gate) national relic site.
Hai Van gate welcomes nearly 750,000 visitors in the 2017-2018 period.
Under the agreement, the Thua Thien – Hue provincial People’s Committee was authorised to approve and direct functional agencies who are involved in the project on safeguarding and upholding Hai Van Gate’s value in accordance with current regulations and consensus between the two sides. The project’s investment, sourced from local budgets, is shared equally between the two sides.
The two authorities will also work together to direct local cultural and sports sectors as well as relevant agencies in the maintenance and management of tourist activities at the site for the mutual interests of each locality.
Located 490m above sea level, Hai Van Gate sits atop its namesake mountain pass and holds profound historical, architectural and artistic value, connecting Da Nang’s Lien Chieu district with Thua Thien-Hue’s Lang Co township, Phu Loc district.
The relic complex was built in 1826 under the rule of the Nguyen dynasty’s King Minh Mang (1791-1841). The structures included fortifications, store houses and cannon forts.
It was recognised as national relic site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in April 2017, thanks to its profound historical, architectural and artistic value. The site welcomed nearly 750,000 visitors in the 2017-2018 period.