The Cham ruins of My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1999, are located 60km south of Danang and are among the most ancient monuments in Vietnam. The ruins date back to the 7th to 14th centuries, although the site has been settled since the 4th century. My Son is the easternmost example of Indian architecture in South East Asia, in a region strongly inflenced by China. Finding such compelling evidence of Indian culture and iconography in Vietnam was one of the criteria listed by UNESCO as justification for the listing of My Son. During the Vietnam war My Son suffered heavy damage from US bombs, as it was a field headquarter of north Vietnamese troops.
01 Stupa ruin 02 Bas-relief showing woman 03 Stupa ruins 04 Panorama view of ruins
05 Panorama view of ruins 06 Panorama view of ruins 07 Base of pillars 08 Hindu temple
09 Hindu temple 10 Temple ruins 11 Bas-relief showing woman 12 Hindu temple 13 Hindu temple
14 Panorama view of ruins 15 Interior of stupa 16 View of ruins through gate 17 Stupa ruins 18 Bas-relief showing women
01 Statue of woman 02 Champa bas-relief 03 Statue of Hindu deity 04 Lion head bas-relief 05 Bas-relief
06 Bas-relief showing lion 07 Animal head with proboscis 08 Bas-relief of animal 09 Bas-relief showing warriors
10 Bas-relief showing warriors 11 Bas-relief showing king or deity 12 Column and pillar fragments 01 Path to ruins 02 Hills and plains in My Son
03 Hill and forest 04 Statue of woman in group E F 05 Tree lined path 06 Hindu temple in forest
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