At the ceremony 
The Hanoi Museum will preserve the model of the Mong Phu village gateway to introduce and promote the cultural heritage of Duong Lam ancient village to people nationwide while raising Hanoians’ awareness of, and responsibility, especially among younger generations, for the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage values. This activity was expected to strengthen the solidarity, friendship and cultural exchange between Vietnam and Japan.
The model of the Mong Phu village gateway

The Mong Phu village gateway was built under the reign of the Later-Le Dynasty in 1553, consisting of unique architectural features. It was on the list of five relics of Duong Lam ancient village to receive the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation in 2013.

The gateway was upgraded in 2008 as part of a Vietnam-Japan project. The model, restored by Japanese architect Ejima Akiyoshi, is made of rare wood. It is 90cm long and 60cm wide, with a height of 63cm. All components can be detached and re-assembled for education and training purposes.

Professor and Architect Ejima Akiyoshi has participated in research and restoration projects of some of architectural works in Hoi An ancient town, Bac Ninh ancient house and Duong Lam ancient village (in Hanoi). In 2004, he was awarded the Vietnamese Government’s medal for cultural cause.

Translated by Hong Thanh