Indian and Russian experts recently took part in a field trip to My Son sanctuary in the central province of Quang Nam to help with the restoration of the world cultural heritage site.
My Son Sanctuary. Photo: VNA
The experts' visit took place from late June to early July, said director of the sanctuary’s management board, Phan Ho.
During the trip, scientists from the Institute of Biology of the Russian Academy of Sciences examined samples such as bricks and adhesives that had been experimented on the sanctuary’s Tower B cluster since 2015. The purpose of the examination was to help the management board and partners seek materials similar to the original ones to re-build Cham temples.
Meanwhile, Basudev Kumar, who was head of the Indian expert group, said after three years of implementing the preservation, Indian experts and Vietnamese partners have completed the restoration of Towers K and H, which are now ready to welcome visitors.
According to director Phan Ho, Indian experts are working to collect data to upgrade Tower A – which has the most valuable architectural and cultural values at the My Son sanctuary - from now to 2021.
Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.