Alarm raised over carpark construction in the Banaue terraces

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A controversial parking lot being constructed near the Banaue rice terraces is being called out by the head of ICOMOS in South Korea as being unsightly.

Source: Philippine Inquirer 20160222

Source: Philippine Inquirer 20160222

Unesco experts say 7-story parking building in Ifugao mars sightline of Banaue Terraces
Philippine Inquirer, 22 February 2016

The head of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos) in South Korea has expressed misgivings over the construction of a seven-story parking building in Ifugao, which she said might mar the already scarred sightline of the Banaue town center in Ifugao province.

Icomos is an advisory body of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco)

Rii Hae Un, a professor at the Department of Geography of Dongguk University in Seoul, also echoes her group’s concern over the uncontrolled development on the Ifugao Rice Terraces.

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11th century altar unearthed during carpark construction

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11th century altar unearthed in Hanoi. source: Thanh Nien News 20141126

An 11th century altar, believed to be significant in the Ly Dynasty period of Vietnam, was unearthed during the construction of an underground car park. The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences has written to the Prime Minister to intervene.

11th century altar unearthed in Hanoi. source: Thanh Nien News 20141126

11th century altar unearthed in Hanoi. source: Thanh Nien News 20141126

Social scientists ask Vietnam’s PM to protect ancient altar
Thanh Nien News, 26 November 2014
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