via VNA/Vietnam Net, 03 November 2023: The Sa Huynh civilisation relic site in Vietnam is on its path to seek UNESCO recognition, aiming to secure its place as a World Heritage site. This pursuit highlights the cultural and historical importance of the ancient civilization, emphasizing its archaeological and anthropological significance.
In December 2022, the site was recognised as a special national relic by the Prime Minister.
It consists of six locations, namely Thanh Duc, Long Thanh, Phu Khuong, Champa cultural relic complex, An Khe swamp, and An Khe dam on Cua Lo river. The protected area includes Zone I and Zone II, covering an area of over 500ha.
The site in the dossiers to be submitted to UNESCO will cover additional four areas, namely Sa Huynh (sea gate), Ly Son (island), Binh Son (ancient ship graveyard), and Son Ha (mountain valley) which possess exceptional global significance from historical, aesthetic, ethnological, or anthropological perspectives, contributing to the diverse ecological and cultural landscape of Sa Huynh inhabitants.