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Indian Gov’t finances restoration of My Son Sanctuary core area

VGP – The Indian Government has financed VND 50 billion to restore the world cultural heritage site, the My Son Sanctuary, in the central province of Quang Nam during the 2015-2021 period.

04/29/2020 05:41

My Son Sanctuary - he world cultural heritage site

On April 28, Vietnamese and Indian experts began restoration of a complex of towers considered the core area of the My Son Sanctuary.

The Towers A complex covers an area of nearly 3,000 square meters and is surrounded by a brick wall which is more than one meter thick.

The experts will carefully restore Towers A1, A8, A10, A11, A12, and A13 based on a principle of preserving ancient values as much as possible.

They expect to discover more artifacts and architectural structures underneath and inside the towers.
Vietnamese and Indian experts completed the upgrade of Towers K and H at the My Son Sanctuary in April 2019 after three years of renovations.

While excavating the towers they discovered a tunnel and valuable artifacts such as stone statues in the human form and lion heads as well as other architectural objects dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries.

My Son Sanctuary, a cluster of abandoned Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and 14th centuries by the Kingdom of Champa, has 70 towers and temples.  

By Thuy Dung