The management board of the World Heritage-listed My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam say that the ruins are deteriorating rapidly, despite the presence of a long-term management plan.
1700-year-old UNESCO heritage nears collapse
Tuoi Tre News, 08 December 2011
My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam, which was recognized as UNESCOâ€™s World Cultural Heritage in 1999 is falling apart at a rapid speed, Phap Luat Newspaper reported Thursday.
The 1700-year-old site which boasts a total of 20 Hindu temples and monuments used for religious activities during the ruling Champa Dynasty now has only 3 buildings that remain in good condition.
â€œTime, nature and people have all taken their toll on the site. My Son was under 2 meters of water in the last season, which only speeded up its dilapidation,â€ Nguyen Cong Khiet, deputy head of My Son Management Board said.
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