Restoration Efforts at My Son Allow Visitors to See More Structures

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Restoration Efforts at My Son Allow Visitors to See More Structures

A unique structure within the temple complex of My Son Sanctuary in the Quang Nam province, central Vietnam, Tower K is now ready to welcome visitors thanks to the help of Indian experts who made their huge contribution to the ugrading of the structure.

Upgrading is a first step in the frame of a large restoration project aimed at preserving the delapidating temples of My Son which can hardly withstand the ever growing numbers of tourists visiting the site. Last year, almost three hundred thousand tourists visited the place showing a steady 10% growth over the previous year. They generated about USD 2,15 mln revenue. It is expected that the tendency will persist in 2018, too, but the efforts to protect the delicate ancient buildings from the negative impact of tourism should be taken.

My Son is a complex of abandoned and partly ruined Hindu temples dating back to the times of the Champa Kingdom. Totally there are over 70 monuments from 7th till 13th century. Though the first structures of My Son were most probably built as early as the 4th century, none of them has survived till today.

My Son is the UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the highlights of any trip to Vietnam. As My Son is located in the central part of the country, it is a long 800+ km travel both from Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi. The two nearest airports are Da Nang and Hue, both accepting domestic flights from Hanoi and HCMC. Flying time is under 90 minutes while travelling by train from Hanoi to Hue can take anywhere between 12 and 14 hours and from Saigon to Danang – from 15 to 18 hours.

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