My Son’s Cham tower re-opens after 4-year facelift

By Hua Xuyen Huynh, Thanh Nien News

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The E7 Tower in My Son Sanctuary has re-opened to tourists. Photo: Van Khoa 
A Cham tower in the UNESCO heritage site My Son Sanctuary has re-opened for tourists after a four-year facelift.
The restoration project of the E7 Tower, conducted by Vietnamese scientists, was finished at the cost of VND9 billion (US$412,650), funded by the government.
During the restoration, archaeologists discovered many Cham relics, which were handed over to the management of the heritage site.
My Son Sanctuary is located about 40 kilometers from the ancient town of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province and nearly 70 kilometers southwest of Da Nang.
It is a cluster of partially-ruined Hindu temples built between the 4th century and 13th century when the area was ruled by the Champa Kingdom.
Located on 142 hectares, the sanctuary consists of eight groups of 71 standing monuments and an untold number of yet unearthed relics.
The My Son Sanctuary were recognized by the UNESCO as a world heritage in 1999.

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