Tower K at My Son Sanctuary is ready to welcome tourists

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(QNO) - After three years of being restored by Indian and Vietnamese experts, tower K at My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in Quang Nam province is ready to welcome tourists on April 30, 2019.

My Son Sanctuary attracts domestic and foreign tourists and researchers because of its diverse ecosystem, cultural and historic values.
My Son Sanctuary attracts domestic and foreign tourists and researchers because of its diverse ecosystem, cultural and historic values.

The 5-year project on My Son Sanctuary conservation and restoration that started in 2016 aims to restore the towers of K, H and A. The project costs over 60 billion VND (2.58 million USD), including over 50 billion VND sponsored by the Indian Government and the remaining from the Vietnamese Government’s corresponding capital. Until now, the towers K and H have been completely restored.  During the process of excavation of these towers, many valuable artifacts such as two stone statues of human body and lion head, tops of the tower and other architectural objects dating back to the 11th and 12th centuries were found.  

At present, the Management Board of the My Son World Cultural Heritage Site is coordinating with Indian experts to prepare all necessary procedures for the excavation and restoration of tower A.

Besides, many activities including photo exhibitions and scientific workshops to evaluate the management, conservation and promotion of the heritage values of My Son Sanctuary have been organized by Quang Nam province. Quang Nam is now preparing for the 20th anniversary of My Son Sanctuary recognized as one of the UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritages (September 4, 1999 - September 4, 2019).