My Son Ruins

My Son Ruins

religious and political center of the Champa Kingdom in 4th - 13th century

Location: 

Duy Phú, Duy Xuyên District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam

Duration: 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Personal highlights

  1. My Son: ruined and abandoned Hindu temples from the 4th century
  2. History: political and religious capital of the Champa Kingdom (4th - 13th century)
  3. UNESCO: protected for its cultural importance of the temples at a dramatic site
  4. Vietnam War: heavy American bombings destroyed most of the buildings
  5. Journey: driving on a rented moped instead of booking a guided tour

Image sources

  1. Impressive My Son ruins
  2. Important ceremony stone
  3. Me exploring the My Son ruins
  4. Ancient statue with many arms
  5. Musicians playing local music

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