Quang Nam to celebrate UNESCO recognition of Hoi An, My Son
Update: Oct 29, 2018
The central province of Quang Nam has unveiled a plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of its Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary as world heritage sites next year, Nhandan online reported.

A view of Hoi An ancient town

The two sites were honoured by the United Nations’ cultural body in 1999.

Quang Nam’s plan also aims to mark the 10th anniversary of Cu Lao Cham’s recognition as a biosphere reserve.

Events will be held in May, September and December 2019, including anniversary ceremonies, a conference to review the conservation of Hoi An and My Son over the past 20 years and a workshop on the role of local communities in preserving the heritage sites in Quang Nam province.

In the ancient town of Hoi An, there will be a photo exhibition on Hoi An in the past two decades, a display of local handicraft products and an exhibition of books on the world heritage town.

Meanwhile, in Duy Xuyen district where My Son Sanctuary is located, there will be My Son-inspired arts performances and a display of photos and artefacts of the relics in the My Son complex.

Other sporting and entertainment activities have also been planned, such as a beauty contest for contestants from regions with heritage sites and the VTV International Women's Volleyball Cup will take place in the province.