Vietnam and India strengthen archaeological cooperation over a conference about the My Son Sanctuary last week, where India pledged aid to help conserve the world heritage site.
Cham form cultural link to India [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 27 June 2012
Cham civilisations in the spotlight [Link no longer active]
VNA, via Tuoi Tre News, 27 June 2012
India helps to restore My Son heritage site [Link no longer active]
VNA, via Tuoi Tre News, 22 June 2012
The Indian Government announced a project by the Archaeological Survey of India to help preserve the My Son Sanctuary.
My Son Sanctuary, Tuoi Tre News 20120622
India helps to restore My Son heritage site
Tupi Tre News, 22 June 2012
In the last 12 years visitors to the My Son Sanctuary have increased tenfold, adding a tremendous strain from the increased tourist numbers. The pressure is compounded by the fact that most tourists only visit the site in the morning, concentrating the rate of deterioration. I visited the My Son Sanctuary last year, and you can read about it here.
The My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam Province, Vietnamnet 20120309
Pressure on My Son holy land
VietnamNet, 09 March 2012
One of the more established tourist attractions in Da Nang is the Museum of Cham Sculpture at the corner of Trung Nu Vuong and 2 Thang 9 Streets. Almost a hundred years old, it houses a large sculpture collection from the Champa sites in the region (those that haven’t been looted or on display at some other faraway museum, that is).
Museum of Cham Sculpture, Da Nang
For the year-end holidays, I had the chance to spend some time in central Vietnam via Da Nang, one of the largest cities in the country. Da Nang is a good gateway to three World Heritage Sites, all within reach of a day trip: the imperial capital of Hue to the north, the ancient city of Hoi An to the south, and the ruins of My Son, which is further inland, about an hourâ€™s drive from Da Nang.
My Son Sanctuary Group B,C,D
The new logo of the My Son Sanctuary was launched at the end of last year. I visited the site a couple of weeks ago and I’ll post something about it later today.
New logo of My Son World Cultural Heritage launched
29 December 2011, Saigon Giai Phong
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.
My Son Sanctuary, Tuoi Tre News 20111208
1700-year-old UNESCO heritage nears collapse
Tuoi Tre News, 08 December 2011
The Vietnamese government has sought the Archaeological Survey of India to help restore the My Son Sanctuary.
photo credit: davethetemp
Vietnam seeks ASI help in restoring ancient temples
MSN India News, 06 November 2011
India funds restoration of My Son sanctuary
Saigon Giai Phong, 08 November 2011
Artists and designers alert – there’s a competition to design a logo for the My Son Sanctuary in the Quang Nam Province of Vietnam. The competition seems to be open to both local and foreign applicants, but there doesn not seem to be any other information from the news piece.
My Son relics logo contest launched
VOV News, 06 August 2011
The second phase of a Vietnamese-Italian collaboration to help restore and conserve the My Son Sanctuary has been completed. The My Son Sanctuary is a World Heritage Site in central Vietnam of Cham brick structures built between the 4th and 13th centuries.
Italy helps My Son World Heritage restoration
VOV News, 22 December 2010