Vietnam, in coordination with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has recently started the second phase of the project on the preservation of My Son World Cultural Heritage Site. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the site, especially the G temple complex, was heavily damaged by both time and wars. The second phrase of the project will also complete the restoration of the G1 temple, and help to improve knowledge on the preservation of cultural heritage according to international standards among Vietnamese archaeologists, architects, cultural heritage experts and managers. The total cost of USD 435,000 for the second phrase of the project will come from the Lerici Foundation together with matching funds of over VND 300 million from the provincial budget. Source: HNM Translated by Vu Hung … [Read more...] about US$ 435,000 to preserve My Son World Cultural Heritage Site
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Finalized documentations, together with application for Thang Long Royal Citadel to be a site of world cultural heritage, were officially submitted by the Center for Preservation of Co Loa Citadel and Hanoi Ancient Citadel to the UNESCO Jan. 19. Tran Quang Dung, deputy Director of the Center for Preservation of Co Loa Citadel and Hanoi Ancient Citadel, said that more details had been added to add influential weight to the documents. Relevant authorities of Hanoi have done their best to preserve the site but also promote the values of the area, he added. Mr Dung pointed out that activities, including Thang Long Royal Citadel Spring Festival, are organized annually at Tet to popularize the area's cultural values to local people and international tourists. Laurent Pandolfi, director of Ile-de-France Regional Council, is helping Vietnam with outlining plans for the preservation of the Citadel, said that one of the values of the site is its special significance for Vietnam's … [Read more...] about Royal Citadel proposed as a World Cultural Heritage site
The Ho Dynasty Citadel, a national heritage site of Vietnam in the northern province of Thanh Hoa, was acknowledged as a world cultural heritage site by UNESCO on Monday, according to Vietnam Television. Built about 600 years ago, with four gates facing south, north, east and west, the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty is stone military architecture with great cultural and historical value. It was the capital of Vietnam from 1397 to 1407 and is located in Vinh Long and Vinh Tien communes, Vinh Loc district. The citadel includes three sections: La Thanh and bamboo hedge; moat and citadel wall; and an internal area with a number of palaces connected to one another by marble-paved roads. Outside the citadel there is Bao Thanh (Ly Cung) palace, which is known as the altar of the sky and the earth. The citadel was built using huge square stone stabs which are 5.1 meters long, 1.59 meters wide and 1.3 meters high. They overlap each other without any glue or attaching materials and have stood … [Read more...] about Ho Dynasty Citadel recognized as world cultural heritage site
Belonging to Duy Phu, Duy Xuyen district, My Son sanctuary is 45km west of Hoi An, 70km south of Da Nang. In 1898, a French soldier M.C.Paris, found out My Son temples in a secret narrow valley among dense forests. Not long after that, scientists and archaeologists from French Far Eastern Archaeologists Scholar Intitute came and researched epitaphs, architecture and sculptures in My Son.they revealed that My Son was the most grandiose vestige in Viet Nam, continuously built for more than 1000 years. My Son temples were built from the 4th century under the reign of King Bhadravaman, until late 13thcentury, and early 14th century under the reign of King Jaya Simhavanman III ( Che Man). … [Read more...] about My Son Sanctuary a World Cultural Heritage site.
The Royal Ho Dynasty Citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa will receive the title of 'World Cultural Heritage Site' at a ceremony on May 16. Many cultural activities based on the Ho Dynasty will take place on May 15-16. The organising committee will also introduce to visitors tours of Lam Kinh and Cam Luong to discover ancient heritage sites in the relic area. The ceremony will be broadcast live on VTV1 channel. UNESCO had recognised the Ho Dynasty Citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa as a World Cultural Heritage Site in an official announcement made at the 35th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris on June 27, 2011. The Ho Dynasty Citadel is located in the Vinh Tien and Vinh Long Communes of Vinh Loc District. It was once the capital of Vietnam from 1397 to 1407. The citadel includes palaces, bamboo screen hedges and a moat built with huge stone slabs, which is still in good condition despite weathering for 600 years. The Citadel also has altars, … [Read more...] about Ho Dynasty Citadel to receive title of ‘World Cultural Heritage Site’