World heritage site My Son will open at
night for the first time beginning next week to display
its ancient Hindu relics, thanks to the installation of
Tourism Department of central Quang Nam province, where
My Son is situated, said from March 13 the VND2.8 billion
(over US$176,000) lighting system could help tourists
explore the site by night.
“My Son - fanciful night” festival will also be held the
same night as part the “National Tourism Year 2006 - Quang
Nam, a destination of two world heritage sites”.
Son used to be a center of spirituality and worship during
the Champa kingdom between the 4th and 13th centuries.
The site, exemplifying the height of Cham architectural
achievement, is a large complex of religious monuments
originally comprised of more than 70 structures, 25 of
recognized it as a world heritage site in 1999.
Reported by Hua Xuyen Huynh – Translated by Hoang Bao