My Son sanctuary

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My Son sanctuary
My Son sanctuary

Located in the Duy Xuyen district of the Quang Nam Province of central Vietnam, the My Son sanctuary is 45km west of Hoi An and 70km south of Da Nang. This sanctuary area is known as the most significant Champa architectural and sculptural monuments in the country and was inscribed as a cultural heritage site in 1999.

View of a brick tower at My Son. Photo used under GNU Free Documentation License from Wikipedia Commons.
View of a brick tower at My Son. Photo used under GNU Free Documentation License from Wikipedia Commons.

 

In a valley surrounded by mountains, My Son was the site of a religious center for the capital of the Champa Kingdom. The site is an importa My son consists of eight groups of tower temples cover a period from the 10th to the 13th centuries, and this chronology is reflected in different architectural styles. The temples are constructed in fired brick with stone pillars and decorated with sandstone bas-reliefs depicting scenes from Hindu mythology.

The major style of architecture and sculptural motifs derives directly from Indian civilization. It is an excellent example of ancient and historical cultural exchange, with the introduction of the Hindu architecture of the Indian subcontinent into Southeast Asia.

Another Cultural heritage sites: Ho Dynasty Citadel – a cultural heritage