Chàm Tower in Mỹ Sơn
The group of Chàm towers in Mỹ Sơn is located in Duy Xuyên commune, Quảng Nam province, 70 km to the South-West of Đà Nẵng city.
This is a group of Hindu architectural monuments com-prising 70 temples and towers built in a round valley, 1.5 km in diameter, between the 7th and the 13th century.[…]
At first, the monuments were built with wood. After many serious fires, Kings Rudravarman and Sambhuvarman decided to build monuments and towers with bricks.
The entrance of the temples and towers in Mỹ Sơn always faces the East.
Mỹ Sơn was recognized by the UNESCO as world cultural heritage site in 1999.
Source: Traditional Vietnamese architecture