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My Son Sanctuary

Listed under Temples in Tam Ky, Vietnam.

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An incomparable monument to the unique Hindu Champa dynasty, which grew on the Vietnam coast from the 4th Century, this temple complex is one of individuality and rare beauty. It was once a dense collection of 78 tall towers, each built in deference to a Hindu deity, but much of it has been destroyed by war, neglect and time. Chunks of beautiful, crumbling, rust-coloured brickwork pierce the undergrowth and the 25 nearly-whole towers which remain are half-concealed by tangled foliage. However, the site is still overwhelmingly evocative and there is a desperate effort under way to conserve what is left of the site.

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My Son Sanctuary

Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.

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