The Cham Towers of Dong Duong are being consumed by the forest, but despite its national heritage recognition very little has been done to preserve it.
Dong Duong Towers, Source: Thanh Nien News 20140512
9th century nat’l heritage disintegrates in central Vietnam
Thanh Nien News, 12 May 2014
Archaeologists find beads, ceramic sherds and an iron horse from a site in Quang Nam province dating to the 2,000-year-old Sa Huynh culture.
Source: Thanh Nien News 20140502
2,500 years burial relics accidentally unearth in central Vietnam
Thanh Nien News, 02 May 2014
A compilation of underwater archaeological finds found in the waters of Vietnam in recent years.
Finds from Binh Chau Province, Vietnam Net 20130117
Deep-sea treasures of Vietnam
Vietnam Net, 18 January 2013
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
What is thought to be the first privately-run museum in central Vietnam opens it doors, showcasing various artifacts from Vietnam’s past.
Chu Lai Museum, Vietnam Net 20120401
Antiquities at Chu Lai Museum
Viet Nam Net, 01 April 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
On the way to My Son from Da Nang is the town of Tra Kieu, known during Champa times as Simhapura (‘Lion City’). It is thought that Simhapura was a political capital for Champa, while My Son was a spiritual capital of sorts. I was searching for the archaeological remains of Simhapura – reportedly the rectangular remains of a stone building or ramparts – but was unsuccessful. Nobody seemed to know where it was. But I did stumble upon this:
Museum of Sa Huynh and Champa Culture
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