Besides Hoi An Old Town – an ancient destination of historical value in Quang Nam province is My Son holy land. My Son Sanctuary is a place of historical significance and Cham culture. My Son was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty from 14th to 15th century. It nowadays attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world. My Son is only an hour out from Hoi An and is definitely worth visiting.
Tourists will be impressed because of the location of My Son – A world heritage site set in a beautiful river valley. The history behind these structures is amazing. According to ancient records Vietnamese people consider My Son as the Ankor Wat of Viet Nam. But other tourists insist that My Son and Ankor Wat are not similar.
My Son itself is a unique beautiful sanctuary of the ancient Cham religion with the temples made out of red bricks. In fact, the former Cham people did not have “ mortar” between the bricks, and tourists wonder how they put the buildings together.
Nowadays, the sanctuary is in bad shape due to the American bombing in the Vietnam War, but the remaining structures can still be seen just as they were originally constructed.
There is a traditional Cham dance performance at the entrance of the site – 2 performances 9:30 am and 11:00 am. The dancing of Cham girls is a spectacular sight and a great photo opportunity. My Son is a must- see place for tourists travelling Viet Nam.
If you would like to visit My Son Holy Land please contact our reception at Santa Villa, we’ll give you the best offer for a half day My Son Tour. A schedule of My Son Tour as below:
8:00: Pick up at your hotel and departing to My Son Holy Land
10:00: Arriving at My Son and exploring the stunning ruins of the Champa Kingdom that were built around six centuries ago.
12:00: Return to the bus and travel to the wharf where you will board a boat and enjoy a leisurely cruise on Thu Bon river back to Hoi An. A light lunch is provided.
14:30 : Arriving at Nguyen Hoang pier ( near Hoi An’s night market & located at the corner of Nguyen Hoang St and An Hoi bridge).
Tour ends at the pier. ( Guests arrange their own transportation back to their hotel)
Departure: 8:00am – End: 2 :30pm.
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