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Italy helps My Son World Heritage restoration

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:36 am

Findings on ancient Cham bricks and mortar have contributed to the restoration and conservation of My Son World Heritage.

          My Son Sanctuary (Photo: Vnexpresss)

At a press briefing held in Hanoi on Dec. 21, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Enzo Angeloni said the result of the second phase of the “Safeguarding of My Son World Heritage” project was attributable to the joint efforts of the Vietnamese and Italian scientists as well as the assistance of the Italian Government and UNESCO representative office in Vietnam.


The Italian diplomat said Vietnam’s heritage conservation projects are on the priority list for the Italian Government’s development cooperation in Vietnam. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Italian Government will continue assisting Vietnam to implement the third phase of the project.


The project, financed by Italy through UNESCO, was carried out with non-refundable aid of 642,000 USD in the first phase from 2003 to 2005 and 453,000 USD in the second phase from 2006-2010.


Under the project, Italian, UNESCO and Vietnamese experts have conducted research activities and materials analysis and tested building techniques as well as provided vocational training for officials and management officers of the archeological area of My Son.


At the event, Italy introduced a draft manual on the restoration of heritages based on experience gained during the implementation of the project. This publication, in English and Vietnamese, will soon be available at national and international level.


The archeological area of My Son is one of the most important relics in Vietnam and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Source: SGGP

Mau Son Mountain covered with ice and snow

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 7:57 am




Mau Son Mountain covered with ice and snow


QĐND – Saturday, December 18, 2010, 22:19 (GMT+7)

Ice and snow covered the tourism resort of Mau Son mountain in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son in the early morning of December 16 as outdoor temperature in this area plunged to minus 0.8 degree Celsius.


The Lang Son Provincial Hydrometeorology Forecast Centre said that the outdoor temperature dropped to 6.2 degrees in Lang Son City and the rainfall was measured at 19.0mm in Mau Son area.


The icy weather has attracted the attention of local residents and visitors.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Mau Son Mountain covered with ice and snow

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm




Mau Son Mountain covered with ice and snow


QĐND – Friday, December 17, 2010, 20:53 (GMT+7)

Ice and snow covered the tourism resort of Mau Son mountain in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son in the early morning of Dec. 16 as outdoor temperature in this area plunged to minus 0.8 degree Celsius.


The Lang Son Provincial Hydrometeorology Forecast Centre said that the outdoor temperature dropped to 6.2 degrees in Lang Son City and the rainfall was measured at 19.0mm at Mau Son.


This type of weather has attracted the attention of local residents and visitors.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Storm rescue center to be built on Ly Son Island

In Uncategorized on November 24, 2010 at 4:49 am

A rescue center will be built on Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai to seek and save people in the rainstorm season, according to Colonel Bui Phu Phu, deputy commander the provincial Border Guard Command.

The rescue center covering on an area of 5,000 square meters in An Hai Commune will be equipped with modern facilities with an investment capital of more than VND100 billion (US$5 million).

The center will focus on building 2300-CV rescue ships that can be sent out during hurricanes.

The rescue center is expected to be put into operation in 2012.

Source: SGGP

Rescue centre built in Ly Son island

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm

A ton of rice for people on Ly Son Island

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 12:19 am

Photo exhibition on My Son opens in France

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Truong Son defeats world’s former chess champion

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2010 at 1:40 am




Truong Son defeats world’s former chess champion


QĐND – Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 20:39 (GMT+7)

Vietnamese chess player Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son defeated the former world chess champion, Anatoly Karpov, to rank 4th place in Board A at the 9th Cap D’Agde 2010.


Previously, chess player Anatoly Karpov had won the championship at the tournament 12 times.   


Another Vietnamese chess player, Le Quang Liem, gained a victory over Gharamian Tigran and drew with Vasily Ivanchuk. With such achievement, Liem and Ivanchuk continue to lead Board B in the Cap D’Agde.


Source: VOV


 


Source: QDND

China protected Kim’s oldest son over attack plot

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 8:08 am

Aides to the youngest son and heir apparent of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il planned an attack last year on Kim’s oldest son but were warned off by China, a report said Wednesday.


South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper, citing a government source, said close aides of youngest son Jong-Un plotted an attack on Jong-Nam after the leader had picked Jong-Un as heir apparent in January 2009.


Jong-Nam has been living mainly in Beijing and the Chinese territory of Macau since falling out of favour with his father.


In an frank interview with Japan’s TV Asahi broadcast Tuesday, he expressed opposition to another hereditary power transfer in the communist state.

File photo of the man believed to be Kim Jong-Nam, the eldest son of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il.

Chosun quoted its source as saying Jong-Un’s aides last year tried “to do something to Kim Jong-Nam, who has a loose tongue abroad” but China apparently warned them not to lay a hand on him on Chinese soil.


The paper said Jong-Nam reportedly has close ties with China’s powerful “princelings”, an elite group of the children of senior officials.


“Kim Jong-Nam won’t go back to the North but stay in China,” the source added.


South Korea’s intelligence agency declined comment on the newspaper report.


Jong-Un’s status as leader-in-waiting was effectively made public after Pyongyang made him a four-star general and gave him key ruling party posts late last month.


He appeared Sunday with his father at a massive military parade seen as a coming-out party.


Jong-Nam fell out of favour when he was caught trying to enter Japan with a fake passport in 2001.


China is the impoverished North’s sole major ally and economic lifeline, its biggest trade partner and energy supplier.


“Personally I am opposed to the hereditary transfer to a third generation of the family,” Jong-Nam told TV Asahi in the interview conducted in Beijing on Saturday.


Leader Kim Jong-Il succeeded his own father Kim Il-Sung, who died in 1994.


However, the 39-year-old Jong-Nam also said he would accept his father’s choice and that “for my part, I am prepared to help my younger brother whenever necessary while I stay abroad”.


A North Korea expert at Seoul’s Dongguk University, Kim Yong-Hyun, said Jong-Nam’s comments appeared to be a signal from the regime.


“His interview is seen as a message to the outside world that there is no internal friction over the transfer of power,” the professor told AFP.


“Jong-Nam is also saying he will continue to stay abroad. The interview indicates there is no room for him to play in North Korea’s current power structure.”

Source: SGGP

Basking in the unspoilt wild of tranquil Quan Son Lake

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2010 at 4:01 am




Basking in the unspoilt wild of tranquil Quan Son Lake


QĐND – Friday, September 24, 2010, 21:19 (GMT+7)

Quan Son Lake, with its many small islands surrounded by forests and hundreds of limestone peaks, retains its wild and tranquil beauty as an idyllic out-of-the-way picnic spot in My Duc District, 50km from central Hanoi.


The lake is considered a small Ha Long Bay on land.


Passing the East Bridge, visitors reach a wharf where, for only VND60,000 (3 USD), they can be taken around the 850ha lake area by an enthusiastic boatwomen.


The interesting tour gives tourists a chance to behold the captivating scenery and enjoy the fresh air. The site is also the home of many varieties of birds, including the white egret.


During the trip, tourists will also see unique white flowers floating on the surface of the lake. It’s a strange plant native to the lake, with leaves as round as the moon and blossoms shaped like starfish.


In Quan Son, there are many wonderful destinations, including Trau Trang (White Buffalo) Mountain, Su Tu (Lion) Island, Doc Lap Island, Voi Phuc (Kneeling Elephant) Hill and Hoa Qua Son (Flowers and Fruits Hill), each with its own natural attractions.


The area is also famous for Linh Son and Ngoc Long caves, which are not large but are dramatic, with stalactites and stalagmites in various shapes of eagles, dragons, phoenix, unicorns and tortoises. Tourists who arrive in the rainy season in June and July may not have a chance to visit the caves, because the water level rises.


But in this season, waterfalls run down into the lake from the high mountains, creating white spumes that add to the splendid scenery.


After the boat tour, a rest on the islands is suggested, where stilt-houses serve as places to stop for a picnic. Visitors can bring meals from home or ask the ferrywomen to buy food for a delectable midday feast. Local specialities include chicken and goat raised on the island, as well as fish, crab and snails from the lake.


Standing on the shore of Quan Son Lake, visitors marvel at the magnificent and peaceful environment, with imposing cliffs overlooking the green water and flocks of white egrets leisurely stretching their wings.


From October to March, Voi (Elephant) Valley – the bird watching point in Quan Son – is especially appealing, with a great number of species flocking to build nests and shelters.


There are also some pagodas in Quan Son, such as Cao and Ham Yen. However, Linh Son Pagoda, built during the Mac dynasty in the 16th century, is located at the foot of the mountain near Linh Son Cave and reflects on the surface of the lake.


About 20 rowboats and several motor boats are available at the lake to serve tourists, Huyen said.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND