Sharing heritage-related revenues with local communities for the long-term conservation of Hoi An Ancient Town, Vietnam

Hoi An Center for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation
Publié: 22 octobre 2022
Dernière modification: 22 octobre 2022
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The restoration and maintenance of vernacular heritage and traditional houses can be financially demanding and many buildings inside the World Heritage site of Hoi An Ancient Town were in danger of collapse. To support local communities, the Hoi An city People’s Committee established a programme in which the revenues generated by the sale of entrance tickets are shared with local communities by providing financial support to restore heritage buildings, and generate income for the owners of houses and buildings that have been selected for tourist visitation. The programme also financially supports families living in Thanh Ha pottery village through monthly salaries for craftsman's families to ensure that they can continue working on local craftsmanship and contribute to the revitalization of local culture as well as participate in cultural events to raise awareness of local communities about values of their heritage and strengthen local sustainable tourism opportunities.


Asie du Sud-Est
Scale of implementation
Area-wide development
Buildings and facilities
Écosystème urbain
Acteurs locaux
Connaissances traditionnelles
Entretien des infrastructures
Financement durable
Sensibilisation et communications
World Heritage
Utilisations conflictuelles / impacts cumulatifs
Changements dans le contexte socio-culturel
Mauvaise gouvernance et participation
Chômage / pauvreté
Sustainable development goals
ODD 10 - Inégalités réduites
ODD 11 - Villes et communautés durables


Hội An, Quảng Nam, Vietnam


  • Restorations are conducted and supervised by the Hoi An Center for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation. They liaise with the homeowners, inform them of the budget needed, how much percent the government pays, and enquire them if they can pay the rest of the budget. If homeowners are not able to pay the remaining costs of the work, the Centre helps them to get 3 years no-interest loans from the bank.
  • Thanks to the financial support provided, house owners can fulfil conservation obligations and they are willing to stay in their ancient houses. They follow heritage conservation regulations and duties and at the same time this allows them to receive better incomes.
  • The programme helps to maintain the values of the site and the intangible traditions of communities living inside and outside the World Heritage property of Hoi An Ancient Town.
  • The participation of the Center and the support financial for restoration of houses help to safeguard the contact and authenticity of OUV of Hoi An
  • Supports provides to craftsman has also led to a diversification of the local tourism offer and it has helped reduce the concentration of large number of tourists in one place.

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Nguyen Le Thuong Hôi An Center for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation