Exploring the My Son Sanctuary

Vietnam Net Bridge has a travel feature on the magnificent My Son Sanctuary in Da Nang Province. The My Son temple complex was the most significant sacred sites of the Cham from the 4th to 15th centuries.

My Son Sanctuary
Vietnam Net Bridge, 23 May 2009

Around 70km from the central city of Da Nang, the world cultural heritage My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam province, is located in a valley. My Son is one of the significant holy lands of the ancient Cham dynasty, between the 4th and 12th centuries.

My Son Sanctuary is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower, built to reflect the divinity of the king.


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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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