My Son holy land

Trip Start Jan 01, 2014
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Trip End Dec 31, 2014


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Hoi An

Flag of Vietnam  , Hải Phòng,
Tuesday, October 6, 2009

From Wiki:
"My Son holy land, located 69km 
(about 41 miles) to the southwest of Da Nang city and about 10km from the historic town of Tra Kieu, is a large  complex of religious monuments in the ancient kingdom of Champa. From the 4th to the 14th century A.D, My Son served as the site of religious ceremony for kings of Champa dynasty as well as the burial place for Cham monarchs. It is often compared with other India-influenced sites in South East Asia such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Borobodur of Java in Indonesia, Bagan in Myanmar and Ayutthaya
in Thailand.

 
                      
 
Through the remnants located in My Son, scientists have proved it to be the most significant holy land of Cham people over centuries. It is of great value not only in religion but in
architecture also. As the worship ceremony center of Champa reigns lasting constantly from the late 4th century to the 13thcentury, My Son represents the longest period of development of any
monuments for religious purposes in Southeast Asia. Besides, My Son sanctuary is truly a vivid proof reflecting Cham-style architecture which is much influenced by India style"

It took 1.5 hours to the Champa Sanctuary, My Son, from Hoi An.  The Champas are people who came up to Vietnam from Indonesia and Malaysia, but their ruins resembles those of Hindus of India. 


In addition to seeing these holy structures influenced by "India-stye," we were also treated to a cultural show that reminded me of Thailand (Siam).   Watching the women were easy on the eyes too! 

MY SON





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On our way back to Hoi An



 
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