Mỹ Sơn Holy land – a masterpiece of Chăm Architecture


Mỹ Sơn Holy land – a unique beautiful sanctuary world of the ancient Chăm religion, is day by day attracting thousands of tourists elsewhere!

Chăm Pa culture had great influences on Vietnam’s cultural values of significance. The once capital of Chăm Pa Kingdom from 4th to 15th century was “Thánh địa Mỹ Sơn”, called “Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary” or “Valley of Kings” by French historians.
In those days, Mỹ Sơn became centre for spirituality and worship during the reign of the Chămpa Kingdom. Exemplifying the height of Chăm architectural achievement, The Mỹ Sơn Sanctuary is a large complex of religious monuments originally consisting of more than 70 structures; the vestiges of 25 of which remain today. The builders of Mỹ Sơn were the nobility of the Chămpa Kingdom who derived their cultural and spiritual influences almost exclusively from India.

Mỹ Sơn Holy land
Mỹ Sơn Holy land

The Holy Land is the site of the former political capital and spiritual centre of the Chăm Pa civilisation, which was active from the 4th to 15th century. The Chăm Pa society has left a noticeable mark on the practices and heritage of contemporary Vietnam, with many people still speaking the Chăm languages today. I could see the influence of this society in the architecture; the influence of the Indian style was present throughout, represented by carved flowers and intricate designs.


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