The Department of Culture and Sports of Khanh Hoa province has just issued a guiding document on the organization of activities at the relics of Thap Ba Ponagar tower, Am Chua and Hon Chong.
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Accordingly, the Khanh Hoa Department of Culture and Sport proposed the People's Committee of Dien Khanh district, the Center for Conservation of Relics of the province announced to stop welcoming tourists to visit the relics of Thap Ba Ponagar Tower, Hon Chong and Am Chua from March 19th 2020 until further notice. At the same time, to inform the provinces and cities in the country not to organize pilgrimage groups to offer incenses for Mother Thien Y A Na at the relics of Thap Ba and Am Chua. Strictly wearing face mask when going to the monument.
Previously, the Department of Culture and sports had official Letter No. 373/SVHTT-QLVHGD suggest that Dien Khanh District People's Committee and the Center for Conservation of Relics of the province do not organize Am Chua Festival and Ponagar Tower Festival in 2020; organized only for people and tourists to visit, giving incenses according to religious needs; Do not organize activities: Release flower garlands, folk dances, cook offerings, stay overnight at monuments like previous years. Develop a plan to arrange the appropriate incense offering to minimize the concentration of crowds. At the same time, direct and coordinate the implementation of measures to enhance disease prevention and control under the direction and guidance of the Ministry of Health and the provincial People's Committee in the relics area.