Traditional medicine museum debuts in Hoi An

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Friday, March 15, 2019 – 22:02:00 Print

Visitors at the museum on its opening day (Photo:

Quang Nam (VNA) – The Hoi An Centre for Management
and Conservation of Cultural Heritage on March 15 opened the Hoi An museum of
traditional medicine in the ancient city of the same name, the central Quang
Nam province, to the public.

The museum displays nearly 200 original and some restored items
as well as documents related to the tradition medicine of Vietnam and Hoi An.
With six exhibition rooms, the museum revives the traditional medicine space.

Historical documents show that from the 16th-18th century, the Faifo-Hoi An port city was once famous for traditional medicine
with many pharmacy streets and shops.

The diversity in pharmaceutical remedies with many
Vietnamese and Chinese shops made Hoi An a centre for traditional medicine in
Quang Nam before the introduction of western medicine.

Nguyen Chi Trung, Director of the Hoi An Centre for
Management and Conservation of Cultural Heritage, said that the museum is set
up in an ancient house of Hoi An, aiming to conserve traditional medicine that
is facing the risk of vanishing.

Currently, Hoi An is home to three museums that are popular
to visitors – Sa Huynh culture museum, folk culture museum, and museum of trade
ceramics. The launch of the museum of traditional medicine adds to the museum
system of the ancient town, maintaining and promoting the values of traditional
medicine and providing scientific information to the public, he said.

The museum of traditional medicine is expected to become a
unique tourism product of Hoi An in the coming time.-VNA


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