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My Son Sanctuary covered with Wi-Fi

Wed, 25 Mar 2015. Last updated Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:03

After Hoi An Ancient Town, another world cultural heritage in Quang Nam province, My Son Sanctuary is covered by Wi-Fi Internet. By dint of the improvement in My Son, visitors coming here have chances to access the internet at any places in the relics.

On March 22, according to Mr. Nguyen Cong Khiet - Deputy Head of the Management Board of My Son Sanctuary said that the entire cultural heritage site was covered by Wi-Fi. He also shared that at the end of 2014, the project of Wi-Fi coverage in My Son Sanctuary was launched. As of March, the installation of equipment such as connecting devices, broadcast and cables completed; therefore, the Management Board of My Son Sanctuary put the Wi-Fi service in operation. The project has a total capital of about 200 million dong. According to the Management Board of My Son Sanctuary, at anay place in the sanctuary, visitors can access the Internet to surf web and entertain...

With a large area, complex terrain (including forests and mountains), that My Son Sanctuary is covered with Wi-Fi is a new investment in developing tourism services in My Son, and tourism in Da Nang. Thus, two Vietnam World Heritages in Quang Nam as Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary received Wi-Fi coverage to serve tourists. In March 2012, Wi-Fi Internet system project in Hoi An was invested with a total cost of more than 25 billion dong from socialized capital. It is the combination of Quang Nam Department of Information and Communication and VDC Company.


My Son Sanctuary


My Son Sanctuary is regarded as one of the main religious centers of Hinduism in Southeast Asia and is the only heritage in term of temples in Vietnam. My Son is located in Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, in Quang Nam. It is about 70 km southwest from Da Nang City, and approximately 40 km from the city of Hoi An. My Son Sanctuary is located in a valley with spectacular and majestic mountainous terrain.

Todays, visitors coming to My Son – one of famous and indispensable attractions in Da Nang tours to admire, contemplate, study, and explore the ancient culture of Cham ethnic minority. The sanctuary is named after Latin letters by a French scholar who discovered and studied the relics. Letters of A, B, C...N are named for works of temples in My Son. Visitors coming to My Son have chances to sightsee and learn about Cham architecture from the 8th century until the youngest one of My Son built from the 13th century. After 13th century, kingdoms of Champa did not build temples in My Son; they concentrated to construct in Khuong Nam. In My Son, there are more than 70 works as temples of Cham culture which is crystallized in permanent physical sequelae, owning historical, cultural, architectural and artistic values which were created for 9 centuries (from IV to XIII). The works are appreciated as highly as famous relics in Southeast Asia such as Angkor Wats, Pagan, and Borobudur.


Inside My Son Sanctuary


Like other the monuments, My Son Sanctuary is built on a high hill to catch the most sun shines. So, when coming to My Son, the first thing that visitors feel from the beginning is that it was so hot here. Visitors have the opportunity to admire the Cham historical and cultural relics with different styles. The stone temple in this sanctuary used to have the height of 30 meters, yet, due to the affection of war, its remaining relics exist until todays. All architectural works here were built by bricks. Visitors coming here can see the differences between bricks of previous centuries and that of present days which are put under the relics to preserve and protect. The origin bricks have more beautiful colors and 5 times higher in quality than prensent bricks. In addition, visitors will recognize that there is no signal of connection between bricks of the relics, but they stand still over centuries. The most interesting thing is that on the surface of ancient walls, there is no moss, except at broken places. Perhaps, after construction, ancient Cham people used a special coat for the surface to protect these walls.

Time and wars had destroyed the relic heavily. But, what remains in My Son has been playing an extremely important role in world cultural and historical architectural and art heritages. Before the global outstanding value of a cultural heritage sites, it should be protected for the benefit of all mankind. On December 4, 1999, in the city of Marr Kesk - Republic of Morocco, My Son is enrolled in the list of world cultural heritages by UNESCO.

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