Still, the Charn Dynasty capital (which is located 70 kilometers south of DaNang) was a powerhouse in its day, ruling the vast Champa Kingdom for nearly 800 years.
A Hindu kingdom, the Champa built in a very distinctive architectural style that incorporated influences from China and India.
Seventy temples and numerous other buildings remain today, as do burial chambers for Cham royalty and a number of stele (or stone slabs) inscribed in Sanskrit and Cham.
With help from UNESCO, the governments of Vietnam, Italy, and Japan have worked hard to stabilize and restore the site since 2004. Still, they caution that landmines and unexploded bombs from the war still lie in the jungle just beyond the site.