Hoi An, My Son - 20 years of World Cultural Heritage

Thursday, 2019-08-29 17:48:27
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A corner of the ancient town of Hoi An
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NDO - In 1999, the ancient town of Hoi An and My Son temple complex were recognised by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage localities. Up to now, 20 years have passed, the ancient town of Hoi An has been preserved as the status quo with a unique ancient architectural complex with houses, pagodas, temples, shrines, wells, bridges, ancestral temple, a harbor and market.

My Son temple complex in Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province, is the cultural and religious centre of the ancient Champa dynasties, although not intact, it still has great historical value of Cham culture as well as the culture - art of Southeast Asia.

Each year, these two special heritage attract millions of visitors. On this occasion, Quang Nam province will organise many cultural events, conferences and seminars to evaluate and find embellishment solutions as well as honour efforts to protect and promote the value of Hoi An cultural heritage, My Son and Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An Biosphere Reserve.

Japanese Bridge - a famous structure in the heart of the heritage

The old town with its brown tiled roofs is still preserved almost still intact.

Decorative motifs on a tower in My Son

Overview of My Son temple area (On September 8, Quang Nam province will organise a ceremony in the area, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of UNESCO's recognition of the ancient town of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary as world heritage sites, the 10th anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of Cu Lao Cham as a world biosphere reserve.)

KHIEU MINH