Cham tower to be studied

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11 September 2007 (Thanh Nien News) – Not to be confused with the citadel found in the previous post, this Cham tower in the Thua Thien-Hue province is slated for archaeological investigation from next month until the end of the year.

Studies to be done on millennium-old Vietnam tower

Excavation will begin on a 1,000-year-old Cham tower complex in central Vietnam to study its architecture and explore if more relics lie undiscovered inside.

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Historic city struggling to maintain charm

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10 Aug 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – The city of Hue seeks to preserve its 100-year-old garden houses.

Imperial city struggles to retain gifts from the past

Hue city in central Thua Thien-Hue province is struggling to retain one of its lesser known but highly valuable cultural resources. The garden houses (nha vuon) that dot the city’s landscape have experts concerned that unless concrete steps are taken quickly to restore and preserve the unique structures they will be lost forever.

Over 100 years old, in disrepair and confronted with sky rocketing land prices many of their owners have been forced to demolish or sell the homes that have been in their families for generations.

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Vietnam, Laos and Thailand set up Indochina's Heritage Road

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01 June 2007 (Vietnam Net Bridge) – A new heritage tour route will connect the historic central provinces of Vietnam with Cambodia’s Angkor Wat and Laos’ Wat Phu. This seems like a move to keep the Indochinese destinations interconnected in a bid to grab a larger slice of the tourism dollar, much like how Cambodia and Myanmar recently penned an agreement to have flights between their major heritage destinations as well.

Central provinces to go down ‘Indochina’s heritage road’

Quang Nam, Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang city in the central region have decided to join forces to create ‘Indochina’s heritage road’, a new tourism product to be launched in June.

Dinh Hai, Director of the Quang Nam Tourism Department, who created the tour, said:

After the East-West Economic Corridor was put into operation, caravan tourists from Thailand have been flocking into the central region. Moreover, the number of tourists from Europe and America who go to Thailand and then to the central region of Vietnam from Thailand is also on the rise.

I attach much importance to Thailand’s market. I believe that the door to Thailand’s market must be opened, through which tourists will come to the central region. Recent surveys all show that most of the tourists who come to ASEAN nations, and especially Indochina, all want to visit the world’s cultural heritages, like Angkor Wat (Cambodia), Watphu (Laos), the ancient capital of Hue, Hoi An ancient town, and My Son. Therefore, the setting up of the tour ‘Indochina’s heritage road’ has been considered one of the top priorities for Quang Nam, Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang authorities.

Read more about Indochina’s Heritage Road.

Find our more about the destinations along the Indochina Heritage Road:
The Kingdoms of Laos by S. Simms and P. Simms
Angkor Cities and Temples by C. Jaques
The Treasures of Angkor: Cultural Travel Guide (Rizzoli Art Guide) by M. Albanese