Archaeological excavations at Hai Van Quan
Update: May 17, 2018
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has allowed the Hue Monuments Conservation Center to coordinate with Viet Nam National Museum of History to conduct archaeological excavations at Hai Van Quan (Hai Van Gate).  

Hai Van Quan national relic site

The relic site is situated in Lang Co town, Phu Loc district, the central province of Thua Thien - Hue, and Hoa Hiep precinct, Lien Chieu district, Da Nang city.

The excavations will be conducted until September 3rd on an area of 600m2. Discovered objects will be kept at the Hue Museum of Royal Antiquities to avoid damage.

The Hue Monuments Conservation Center and the Viet Nam National Museum of History will submit an initial report to the Department of Cultural Heritage after three months and a scientific report after one year.

Hai Van is a mountain springing from the Truong Son range and pointing to the sea. On its peak, a king of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) built the giant brick gate in 1826 to mark the border of the former Hue imperial capital’s land and name it Hai Van Quan. It was recognized as national relic site in 2017.