For really long time ago, Champa empire has been one of the most influential power in the nowadays territory of Vietnam. Thousand years passed by, it no longer exists; its name only appears on historical pieces of writing, and the relics of the prosperous power are little, but it does still remain. On this post, we will explore the remains of this ancient empire.
My Son Holy Land
On talking about Champa building in the northern part of Vietnam, the first name to enter anyone’s mind is the well-known My Son Holy land which is inscribed as a World Heritage. This complex of temples and religious buildings was once a sacred place under the reign of Champa King. The ancient Champa used this place to hold religious ceremonies and to bury members of royalty. It is considered as one of the most important Hinduism constructions in Southeast Asian and a top must for anyone traveling to the Southern Vietnam.
Champa relics in Binh Dinh
In Binh Dinh, today, there are still relics of 14 Champa temples clustered in 8 areas. Most of them are built during the 10th and 11th century. These relics were built around the capital city of the Champa Empire. Each of them has distinctive features and intricate details and architecture which make it a valuable and worth-visiting attraction in Binh Dinh.
Poklon Giarai Temple Phan Rang City
This temple is built in the honor of Poklon Giarai, a king of Champa Empire, who had paid an enormous contribution to the founding of this area. The remains of the complex are three out of 5 temples of the original construction.
Ponagar Temple in Nha Trang
When traveling to Nha Trang – a famous seashore city in the northern Vietnam, you should make sure to include visiting Ponagar Temple in your itinerary. Originally, there are 3 stages in this temple, however, the ground stage is gone. The second stage – Mandapa – is the resting room for visitors. And on the highest ground lies the main attraction of temples. It is considered as one of Champ building of the largest scale, as well as one of the finest one.
Thap Nhan in Phu Yen
Thap Nhan is one of the most-visited attractions in Phu Yen, a lovely coastal province of Vietnam. It was one single building located on the top of Nhan Mountain. The red-brick tower stand-out from the greenery of tree-covered mountain and blue of the sky, which makes it a signature tower of Phu Yen.
Seeing these wonderful structures will open your eyes to Vietnam’s colorful and vibrant cultural richness.
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