My Son sanctuary under restoration; VovWorld

The My Son sanctuary in Quang Nam province was recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site 20 years ago. The site has undergone several restorations with support from domestic and international organizations and experts which has kept it largely intact to this day.

Source: My Son sanctuary under restoration

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Central province celebrates 20 years of UNESCO recognition; Vietnam Net

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has praised two of Việt Nam’s most treasured places on the 20th anniversary of their recognition by UNESCO.

Source: Central province celebrates 20 years of UNESCO recognition

Mysteries of My Son Sanctuary unveiled through restoration’ VietNamNet

Situated in a peaceful valley surrounded by mountains, My Son Sanctuary has been well preserved since it was built thousands of years ago during the prosperous development of the Champa Kingdom between the 4th and 13th centuries.

Source: Mysteries of My Son Sanctuary unveiled through restoration – VietNamNet

Mysteries of Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary unveiled through restoration; VNN

Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary – a UNESCO-recognised world heritage in Quảng Nam Province has been preserved since it was built thousands of years ago. Work is under way to make sure the site is available for future generations.

Source: Mysteries of Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary unveiled through restoration

15 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam; Calumn Hockey; The World Pursuit

Looking for the best places to visit in Vietnam? It’s a very tough list to narrow down, but we’ve tried to include our favorites like Ha Long Bay, Ninh Binh, and Hanoi!

Source: 15 Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

Temples of South-East Asia: How India is restoring these adobes of faith, brick by brick; Huma Siddiqui; Financial Express

Later this year, Vietnam will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the declaration of ‘My Son’ as the World Heritage site.

Source: Temples of South-East Asia: How India is restoring these adobes of faith, brick by brick

Towering success: scientists work on Mỹ Sơn relics; VNS

The restoration of ancient towers at Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary has embarked on a new stage, helping preserve the relics while at the same time keeping their original value intact, experts have said.

Source: Towering success: scientists work on Mỹ Sơn relics

How the Indian President, Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to ‘My Son’ in Vietnam is a symbol of soft power; Sudarshan Ramabadran; Daily O

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4-Hour My Son Early Morning Tour By Bus; Get Your Guide

This tour is a must-see for those who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations. My Son Sanctuary was an imperial city during the Champa dynasty, between the 4th and the 12th centuries. This zone is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Source: 4-Hour My Son Early Morning Tour By Bus

From Da Nang: My Son Sanctuary Tour; Get Your Guide

Visit the ancient Champa Kingdom that dates back to the 3rd century and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in a lovely valley surrounded by mountain peaks, the temples that were rebuilt in the 7th-century became a sanctuary of Hinduism.

Source: From Da Nang: My Son Sanctuary Tour

Hoi An: Half-Day My Son Temples Tour; Get Your Guide

Visit the ancient Champa Kingdom that dates back to the 3rd century and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in a lovely valley surrounded by mountain peaks, the temples that were rebuilt in the 7th-century became a sanctuary of Hinduism.

Source: Hoi An: Half-Day My Son Temples Tour

Through the central trove of heritage treasures; Time Out

In the central region of Vietnam, a land of great heritage, visitors will feel as if they are travelling back in time to the glorious days of ancient dynasties, where unique natural wonders create scenes unlike anywhere else in the world.

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21 of the Most Beautiful Places in Vietnam; Sonja; Migrating Miss

Viet Nam – My Son Sanctuary

Vietnam is one of my favourite countries to visit. From my first few days in the country, I was absolutely hooked! There are so many beautiful places in Vietnam, amazing things to see and do, not the mention the delicious food and the epic coffee (make sure you try it iced!).

It’s been a little while since I visited, and I’d love to go back to Vietnam, so I asked my fellow travel bloggers to tell me what they think the most beautiful places in Vietnam are to see what awesome places I haven’t yet been to.

And here’s what they think should be on your Vietnam bucket list!

Mai Chau

By Elizabeth from Compass and Fork

Beautiful green rice fields dominate the Mai Chau valley in Vietnam. With a little elevation, the heat and humidity which can zap your energy in Vietnam is not as oppressive in this lush, picture postcard perfect valley.

About 4 hours’ drive southwest of Hanoi, the Mai Chau valley provides a perfect way to experience rural Vietnam.

Read more from source: 21 of the Most Beautiful Places in Vietnam – Migrating Miss

Chăm tower to be reinforced; VNS

Viet Nam – My Son Sanctuary

The central province, in co-operation with the Institute for Conservation of Monuments under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, will begin an urgent project to protect the B3 tower in the UNESCO-recognised Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary from collapse before the rainy season kicks in.

Deputy Director of the provincial department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hồ Tấn Cường said an emergency fund of VNĐ1.5 billion (US$66,000) would be used to reinforce the foundations and structure of the tower, which has been in poor condition for years.

Director of the management board of Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary, Phan Hộ, said many cracks were found in the tower, some up to 6m long, 18cm wide and 1.2m in depth. The tower is subsided 3 degrees to the south-west.

Hộ said the tower, which is close to the B1 and B4 towers, was surrounded by the Khe Thẻ stream, and as such artesian water ran through the B3 tower.

The tower was found to be slanting in 1990 by Polish archaeologist and architect Kazimierz Kwiatkowski, known as ‘Kazik’. Its foundations were strengthened by cement and supports.

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The Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Vietnam with the aid of the Politecnico di Milano; Mario Zampaglione; OnuItalia

Viet Nam – My Son Sanctuary

Cultural archeology is a precious resource in forming collective memory and identity, but it also plays a role in local employment and economics. It is this correlation that has inspired the Politecnico di Milano’s Department of Architecture and Urban to intervene in Vietnam’s Quang Nam province with the objective to strengthen Vietnamese institutions that specializes in the protection of cultural heritage, as well as improve the condition of archeological sites.

This past week the initiative opened a center that specializes in the professional training of archeological restorations. The center opened its doors to a restoration laboratory where local technicians have already started experiments on how to best preserve and conserve ruins. The center aspires to become a place where recent graduates, public servants, professionals, professors, and workers can commit themselves to the preservation of cultural heritage.

The activities included under the program foresees restoration sessions through the Learning-by-doing at the archeological site of My Son, where the first digs began just last week. Representative, Martino Melli, of AICS in Hanoi participated in the center’s inauguration.

Read more from source: The Restoration of Cultural Heritage in Vietnam with the aid of the Politecnico di Milano – OnuItalia

India helps translate ancient inscriptions in My Son Sanctuary; VNA

Viet Nam – My Son Sanctuary

The Sanskrit inscriptions on steles at the UNESCO world heritage My Son Sanctuary in central Quang Nam province will be translated into Vietnamese and English as part of a joint project between Vietnam and India.

Under the project, which started on April 3, specialists from India will study the steles and help Vietnam translate the epitaphs from Sanskrit, the ancient liturgical language of Hinduism, to Vietnamese and English.

The move aims to aid the preservation of the sanctuary and shed light on its cultural, historical, religious and architectural values hidden in the towers there for thousands years.

The complex has Sanskrit epitaphs engraved on 31 steles made of brick and stone, the main materials used in building My Son Sanctuary, said Nguyen Cong Khiet, deputy head of the sanctuary’s management committee.

The biggest challenge the translators face is that many of the steles were broken into pieces while some of these pieces have been lost, therefore ​it will take a lot of time and effort, Khiet noted.

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Vietnam aims to boost tourism; Inquirer Business

Viet Nam – My Son Sanctuary

HANOI — Vietnam wants to make tourism a key economic sector by 2020 that creates a driving force for the development of other sectors.

The country expects to attract 17-20 million foreign visitors and 82 million domestic ones by then.

Visitors are expected to spend US$35 billion in the country in 2020, on-the-spot exports through tourism are expected to reach $20 billion and the sector is hoped to create jobs for four million people including 1.6 million direct jobs.

Such ambitious goals are part of a Politburo resolution on developing tourism into a key economic sector, issued early this year.

Nguyen Van Tuan, General Director of National Administration of Tourism, told a workshop on restructuring Vietnam’s tourism sector yesterday that the resolution created motivation for the sector’s development and it also helped change public awareness about tourism – as not a single sector but a collective one relating to other sectors.

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The Perfect Itinerary For Hoi An, Hue and Da Nang In Central Vietnam; Bino; I Wander

Vietnam – My Son Sanctuary

The central part of Vietnam where the cities of Hoi An, Hue and Da Nang are located, is considered to be one of the main touristic centers of the country. The region contains a diversity of attractions ranging from a UNESCO World Heritage town to archeological sites and even Vietnam’s former imperial capital. For outdoorsy types, the area also has plenty to offer in terms of beaches and you can find plenty of award-winning luxury resorts here. The world’s largest cave – Hang Son Doong – can also be found in the region.

If you are visiting Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue and thinking how long you need to spend in the area, I would suggest you go for 4 days / 3 nights minimally.

 

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My Son Sanctuary to host a sculpture park; VietNamNet

Viet Nam – My Son Sanctuary

The central province plans to build a sculpture park in the My Son Sanctuary to honour people for their contributions to preserving and restoring its cultural heritages, earning them the UNESCO recognition.

The Chairman of Duy Xuyen District’s People’s Committee, Nguyen Cong Dung told Viet Nam News the park will be designed as a destination for tourists when visiting Cham towers complex in My Son.

‘We have been collecting opinions and ideas in making an official design for the park. It will serve as a part of introduction of the My Son Sanctuary and history of preservation of the heritage,” Dung said.

“The best design will be selected for commencing the park later this year,” he said.

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Photographer loves to explore natural landscape from above; Talk Vietnam

Viet Nam – My Son Sanctuary

NDO – Having an interest in flying camera (fly cam) techniques for many years, photographer Lam Tu Khoa is now the owner of numerous film strips and photos capturing the central and Central Highlands regions, particularly his homeland Da Nang city.

Khoa has had more than 20 years of experience working as a technician at Vietnam Television in Da Nang, his passion for photography and fly cam techniques started in the days when he joined his colleagues as they travelled everywhere for work. As a graduate from the electronics faculty, he likes exploring the structure of cameras and equipment related to filming. He decided to borrow the money to buy a camera and searched every corner of Da Nang to learn about photography. He also spent days rambling around the traditional festivals of Central Highlanders, where he produced many unique photo collections.

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