Posted by: Johan Normark | August 5, 2012

Hindu temples in Vietnam and on Java

During the past vacation my family and I visited a couple of Hindu temples in Vietnam and on Java. The first complex we visited was the Po Nagar Cham towers in Nha Trang, Vietnam. These brick temples were built by the Cham people between the 7th and 12th centuries.

A week or so later we decided to spend two nights at Ninh Chu Beach outside the twin cities of Phan Rang and Thap Cham. This is the site of four brick towers called Po Klong Garai, built at the end of the 13th century and the early 14th century.

The most impressive surroundings, however, are held by the Hindu temples in the Dieng Plateau in central Java. These temples are located 2093 m.a.s. They were built between the 8th and 9th centuries and around 400 temples are believed to have existed at the site. Only nine are visible today.

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