My Son Sanctuary in photos

My Son Sanctuary is located on a hilly landscape in Duy Phu commune of Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province.

It was once the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom

It comprises eight groups of 71 monument built throughout the 7th -13th centuries

The temples in My Son were built into groups that basically follow the same model

Each group was comprised of a main sanctuary (Kalan), surrounded by towers and auxiliary monuments

The towers, topped with tiled, covered roofs, were stocked with offerings and sacred objects of the pilgrims

However, there were only about 20 towers remaining\

The ancient religious relic was recognised as a World Heritage site in 1999

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