A feature on the newly-excavated ruins found underneath Denpasar – what is thought to be the largest Hindu structure that is believed to be of the pre-Majapahit period.
Mark from the All Points East Travel blog writes about Nang Sida, a ruined temple just walking distance from the more famous, world-heritage listed Wat Phu in Laos.
Nang Sida would probably have been quite an impressive little temple in it’s day but is now in a rather sad state with the totally collapsed main tower now being impressive just for the sheer size of the pile of fallen sandstone blocks: it must have been a pretty tall tower when still standing! The eastern entrance porch, to what would have been the main shrine, is still relatively intact; there’s the remains of an outer enclosure wall and very long causeway but what saves the site for the casual visitor is probably the setting with the wooded hills behind forming a picturesque backdrop.
Check out the full post and more pictures.
‘Ruins’ found in Makassar were determined to be a well used in the 1950s, with the earthenware found at the site thought to be fairly recent rather than ancient.
Protective works including a security post and information boards to safeguard an 8th century Cham sanctuary in Hue is set to complete this year.
Sanctuary remains of ancient Cham people gets protection [Link no longer active]
Viet Nam News, 29 September 2009