Hoi An to educate primary school kids on heritage
Update: Jun 14, 2021
A 150-page heritage education document set will be included in the curriculum for students at primary schools in Hoi An city of the central province of Quang Nam from the 2021-22 academic year.  
Bai choi singing in Hoi An (Photo: Nhan Dan) 
The centre said compiled by historians and cultural researchers from the city’s centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation, the document set will comprise 10 subjects related to the heritage of Hoi An including the Japanese Bridge, communal houses, pagodas, Chinese clubs, families’ ancestors worship houses, old houses, whale tombs, crafts villages, folk art performances and visual studies for students from grade 1 to grade 5.
Primary school students will study two subjects in three periods including a field study trip to see heritage and a visual lecture.
Hoi An ancient town, a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site, has more than 1,000 houses between 100 and 200 years old.
The city and local residents have preserved ancient tombs of Japanese expats, Fujian and Jiao Zhou clubs of Chinese and French buildings that show the harmony between the local community and foreign merchants 400 years ago.
The 400-year-old Japanese Bridge – a popular destination and cultural symbol in Hoi An – which was built and named by Lord Nguyen Phuc Chu from the Nguyen Dynasty in 1719, is one of the subjects primary school students in Hoi An will study this year.
Last year, Hoi An launched a campaign to raise awareness of good-natured behaviour and hospitality among the community to boost tourism.
Local residents are encouraged to maintain tranquillity and not use single-use plastic bags, straws or cups.
Walking streets have also been in place in the city since 2004.
Nhan dan Online