India to help renovate My Son Towers

The governments of India and Vietnam recently signed an agreement to fund a five-year restoration project at the My Son complex in Quang Nam province.

A tower at My Son. Source: Viet Nam News 20150120
A tower at My Son. Source: Viet Nam News 20150120

India to aid renovation of My Son towers
Viet Nam News, 20 January 2015

India will send experts and give a five-year subsidy of about US$2.5 million for renovation of the towers in the My Son sanctuary in the central Quang Nam province.

According to Dinh Hai, director of the Quang Nam Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, these details were included in a memorandum on preservation and renovation, signed by the leaders of the two countries last year.

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Temples in the My Son complex sinking

Recent floods at the My Son world heritage site in Central Vietnam have caused cracks to appear in some of the temples, with no remedy in sight.

The My Son Sanctuary. Source: Thanh Niein News 20141030
The My Son Sanctuary. Source: Thanh Niein News 20141030

Vietnam’s world heritage site collapsing
Thanh Nien News, 30 October 2014
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Museum of Cham Sculpture

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
Museum of Cham Sculpture, Da Nang

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Da Nang museum opens exhibition on new Cham sculptures

The Champa Sculpture Museum in Da Nang opens a new exhibition on 10-11th century statuary found in the My Son and Dong Duong sites.

South Central exhibits Champa sculpture
Saigon Giai Phuong, 28 February 2009
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