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Major renovations and constructions

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Historical and cultural sites in Vietnam periodically undergo renovation and repair works. Some local governments are also restoring historical buildings that were lost in the past.

As a result, travelers may sometimes encounter construction or find certain spots temporarily inaccessible. To help visitors plan ahead, we have compiled a list of sites currently affected by major renovation projects. However, this is not an exhaustive list, as smaller construction efforts may be underway at sites not mentioned here.

We aim to keep travelers informed about major renovation projects at Vietnam's historical and cultural attractions. If you know of any restoration efforts not included below, please share that information so we can update our list. Being aware of these construction sites allows visitors to maximize their experience and avoid closed-off destinations during their stay.


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Restoration of French Colonial Buildings

From 2022 (Ongoing)

Historic structures in Hanoi, Hoi An, and other cities are being preserved through careful restorations. The projects aim to retain their original French colonial architectural style.

Ho Chi Minh city

Notre Dame Cathedral

2017 to 2027

The repair of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Saigon is 50% complete and expected to last until 2027. The walls have been cleaned, and part of the roof has been replaced. The Notre Dame Basilica of Saigon in District 1 has been undergoing renovations for the past six years.