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  • My Son Sanctuary’s Sanskrit texts to be translated

    My Son Sanctuary’s Sanskrit texts to be translated

    Sanskrit texts inscribed on relics at My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in central Quang Nam province, will be translated into Vietnamese and English with the assistance of Indian experts. The move is expected to reveal more about the cultural, historical, religious and architectural values of the towers within the complex. There are currently 31 steles with Sanskrit texts carved into bricks and stones, the main materials used in the architecture at My Son. The biggest challenge in the translation work is that many of the steles are broken and some fragments have been lost. In addition to translating the inscribed texts, the Indian experts are also helping Vietnam restore the relics as part of a project funded by the Indian Government from 2016 to 2021.

  • New treks around My Son Sanctuary

    A two-kilometre road connecting Khe The Bridge to the central group of the Cham towers at the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site of My Son Sanctuary has opened to give tourists more options to discover the site. Besides walking they can also use electric vehicles at the entrance to the towers. More dining, shopping and guesthouse services will be available from July to encourage tourists stay longer at the site. The world heritage site welcomed 102,000 tourists in the first four months of this year.

  • Helicopter tours to My Son Sanctuary on way

    Helicopter tours to My Son Sanctuary on way

    Helicopter tours will be available from April providing tourists with an aerial view of the World Cultural Heritage Site of My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam. Departing from Danang, the helicopters will fly to and around the area and give tourists a look over the mysterious and unique architecture of the Cham temples. Once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom, My Son Sanctuary is located on a hilly landscape in Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district, about 70 km southwest of Danang and 40 km from Hoi An. Dating to the 4th century, it comprises eight groups of 71 monuments built throughout the 7th-13th centuries. In 2015 it welcomed more than 250,000 domestic and foreign tourists.

  • Wi-fi available at My Son Sanctuary

    Wi-fi is now available at the My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam, according to its Management Board. The project began at the end of last year and cost some VND200 million ($9,400). Wi-fi services are now also available in nearby Hoi An ancient town.

  • Cham tower reopens after four-year upgrade

    One of the Cham towers within the UNESCO-recognised My Son Sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam has reopened to tourists after nearly four years of restoration. Archaeologists unearthed nearly 200 objects inside and around the tower during the restoration, which were handed over to the My Son Relic and Tourism Management Board for protection, public display, and research. Spanning 142 hectares, the My Son Sanctuary consists of eight groups of 71 standing monuments and innumerable unearthed relics. The sanctuary was recognised by UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1999.

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