Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence.
A visit to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Mỹ Sơn since 1999.
What we'll do
Get a glimpse into the past with a visit to My Son, a cluster of abandoned Hindu temples dating back to the Champa Kingdom. This half-day tour brings you to the UNESCO World Heritage Site to learn about the ancient civilization and its religious culture.
Following pickup from your hotel, drive out from Danang to My Son, one of Vietnams’ most important remaining sites from the Champa Kingdom. Declared a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999, My Son is a cluster of Hindu temples once dedicated to the god Shiva. A guide leads you through the ruins, which were built between the 4th and 14th centuries, and explains the significance of their location in the heart of a beautiful valley.
As you explore, learn about the Champa Kingdom, which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism. Your guide also introduces you to the unique architecture of the temples, originally built with wood and later reconstructed with bricks after a fire. My Son encompassed over 70 temples up until the 13th century, making it a sanctuary of Hinduism at the time. After exploring the site to your heart’s content, head back to Danang with an easy transfer to the city.
Good to know:
Tour guide and transfer.
Bottles of water.
What’s not include?
Personal expenses, tips.
What else’s you should know?
Bring your camera, hat, and sun-protection.
Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
Children under 6yrld is free
Free-cancelation up to 14 days before experience date.
No refunds within 14 days of experience date.
What to expect?
My Son was also a political center and a royal burial ground and the complex consists of more than 70 structures devoted to Hindu gods and goddesses and the most noticeable one, Shiva, was considered the protector of the Champa’s kings. Their skilful use of red bricks and sandstone is remarkable.
Like many historic sites around the world, My Son was destroyed by time and wars and after lying neglected for a long time it was rediscovered and renovated by the French in 1898. Sadly the most recent war did great damage to the complex as the Americans bombed this area knowing that the Viet Cong used it as a hiding place, mistakenly thinking that the enemy would not touch a holy site.
However, the majority of the central complex managed to survive the bombs and parts of the ruins have now been rebuilt. Overall, this Hindu sanctuary reminds visitors of other similar sites in Southeast Asia including the great Angkor Wat in Cambodia. A must-visit for those who appreciate history.
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