Prince and Princess of Japan Explore My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam

On September 24, Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko paid a visit to My Son Sanctuary, a world-renowned cultural heritage site in Quang Nam, as part of their official tour to Vietnam.

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Japanese Crown Prince and Princess visit My Son Sanctuary
Japanese Crown Prince Fumihito Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko visited My Son Sanctuary on September 24.

The Japanese government sponsored the construction of the My Son Museum at the site, where discovered artifacts are exhibited.

During the visit, the Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Le Tri Thanh, provided an introduction to the heritage site and its restoration process. He expressed the hope that the Japanese Government would provide financial and technical assistance, as well as share their experience, to help Quang Nam restore, preserve, and sustainably bring into play the values of My Son Sanctuary.

The Crown Prince said he researched the history of the cultural site and was glad to have the chance to visit. He also asked the tour guide questions about the history and the meaning of symbols found at the site in order to gain a better understanding of the heritage.