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A Heritage of RuinsThe Ancient Sites of Southeast Asia and Their Conservation$
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William Chapman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780824836313

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824836313.001.0001

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Vietnam and Laos

Vietnam and Laos

Ruins at Mỹ Sơn and Vat Phu

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A Heritage of Ruins

William Chapman

University of Hawai'i Press

This chapter analyzes the shared histories of ruins in Vietnam and Laos and positions them within the larger context of the story of Southeast Asia's ancient ruins. Vietnam has two kinds of visible remains associated with the long period of Indianization: those of the Mekong Delta region, associated with the Funan civilization—known in Vietnam as Óc Eo Culture—and the ancient sites of the Cham. In Laos, Vat Phu, with Chenla connections, possible Cham influences, and an important overlay of Khmer architecture, impresses with its enormous size and its dramatic mountainside site. In addition, the chapter looks at the political and economic connections shared between Vietnam and Laos, and how these connections have come to affect their respective heritage sites today.

Keywords:   Vietnam, Laos, Vat Phu, Mỹ Sơn, Cham influences, Khmer influences

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