Mỹ Sơn World Heritage Site

Near city Da Nang in central Vietnam, lies a complex of temples constructed over 1000 years ago by the then reigning Champa kingdom. Tragically, most of the demolition to the mostly ruinous buildings happened during a single week in the Vietnamese war thanks to aerial bombings, according to the Global Heritage Fund. Also restauration or even just preservation are in a precarious state, as funding is scarce and the climate humid. With all that in mind, it is very impressive to see the scale and precision at display in what is still left.

Funny detail: the last mile from entrance to the actual temple compound can be cleared using golf-cart-style electric carts, making this ride evoke memories of a certain Jurassic Park. Luckily, no large reptiles have been spotted so far.







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