Trà Kiệu

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the only remains of the ancient city of Simhapura are the rectangular ramparts

Trà Kiệu is a village in Duy Xuyên, Quảng Nam Province, Vietnam.

It was the first capital city of the Hindu Champa Kingdom, then named Simhapura, from the 4th century to the 8th century CE. [1] Today nothing remains of the ancient city except the rectangular ramparts. [2]

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  1. ^ Andrew David Hardy, Mauro Cucarzi, Patrizia Zolese Champa and the Archaeology of Mỹ Sơn 2009- Page 49 "Eventually, however, Champa expansion northward may have resulted in the name Lin Yi being applied to the Champa Thu Bon valley and its city Trà Kiệu at the turn of the sixth and seventh centuries."
  2. ^ Nick Ray, Yu-Mei Balasingamchow Lonely Planet Vietnam 2010 Page 265 "Formerly called Simhapura (Lion Citadel), Tra Kieu was the first capital city of Champa and remained so from the 4th century to the 8th century. Today nothing remains of the ancient city except the rectangular ramparts."