My Son is one of the most historically significant sites in Vietnam. The history of this area covers the period from the 3rd to 12th century when the Kingdom of Champa ruled. My Son was a burial place for Cham monarch. Some claim that this area is as significent as Angkor (Cambodia); Bagan (Myanmar); Ayuthaya (Thailand) and Borobudur (Java). The buildings reveal the intricate brick structures which form an intricate part of the Champa architectural style.

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My Son Vietnam: Coach parking area near entrance to My Son. My Son Vietnam: New bridge being built near My Son access road. My Son Vietnam: Dancer at main pavilion in My Son. My Son Vietnam: The dancing tells the story of the area. My Son Vietnam: Beaded costumes are worn by the dancers. My Son Vietnam: Ornate beaded head dress. My Son Vietnam: Ancients drawings provide an appropriate background for the dancers. My Son Vietnam: The dancers bring their performance to a conclusion. My Son Vietnam: The My Son monuments built by the ancient kingdom of Champa. My Son Vietnam: My Son was a major religious center between the 4th and 14th centuries. My Son Vietnam: The sculptures reveal a strong Javanese influence. My Son Vietnam: Intricate brick structures. My Son Vietnam: These temples have lasted longer than Angkor Wat in Cambodia. My Son Vietnam: The original buildings were never fully completed. My Son Vietnam: My Son was the center of the Cham intellectual and religious life. My Son Vietnam: This area was a center of bitter fighting during the American war in Vietnam. My Son Vietnam: This is a fascinating area to visit and explore. My Son Vietnam: Pillars supporting a window.
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