Step into the old world, before the Vietnamese nation even existed, and explore the ancient Hindu temples of My Son. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999, the temples were constructed by the Cham civilization from the 4th to 13th century A.D to pay tribute to the Hindu god Shiva. At its height the complex consisted of more than 70 structures as well as numerous stele bearing historically important inscriptions in Sanskrit and Cham. Mỹ Sơn is perhaps the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina, but a large majority of its architecture was destroyed by US bombing during a single week of the Vietnam War. Together with places such as Angkor, Borobudur and Bagan it is considered one of the most important heritage sites in SE Asia and the most important of its kind in Vietnam. If you want to explore a less known side of the history of Vietnam we encourage you to come see My Son and its ancient mysteries.