My Son Sanctuary Shore Excursion Program:
Firstly, in the morning we will come and meet you up at the Tien Sa sea port and then we will take you directly to My Son Holy land. On the way, we will pass by Da Nang city – the best city to live in Vietnam. Thus, Da Nang is a hub of economy, education, science, medicines of Central Vietnam. Then we continue our trip to My Son Holy land.
So, My Son Sanctuary is located in Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district, 69 km south of Da Nang, lies in a valley with 2km in diameter. In the old times, My Son was the ceremonial offering site for Cham people and their royal family. Especially, My Son is known as a principal Hindu religious center in Southeast Asia and its first of this kind in Vietnam.
In addition, My Son is an example civilisation of Asia that disappeared. According to statistics, the Cham people built My Son in the 4th century. In many centuries, My Son had been added a lot more Hindu temples and became a main relic site of Cham culture in Vietnam. In addition to the function of ceremonial offering site, My Son also became a cultural and religous center for many Cham dynaties and burial place for Cham kings and priests.
More importantly, My Son had both Indian architectural and cultural influences. Thus, depending on ancient texts described on stele, people said that My Son ever had a wooden temple in the 4th century. So, the technique of building temples in My Son has been mysterious for many years and centuries. So far, people have not known the exact material to glue bricks and method to bake bricks of the Cham people.
Today, My Son has a total of 70 temples and had been built from 7th to 13th century. The main temples in My Son were used to worship a set of linga or statue of Shiva, God of protector for the Cham people. So, the god who is worshipped in My Son is Bhadresvara, the founder of Amaravati in late 4th century combined with Shiva god becoming a main belief of the people.
Especially, by material of sandstones and baked bricks, the Cham people, in many centuries, built up an unique complex of temples and towers. The main temple is used to worship Linga-Yoni, a symbol of creation and fertility. Next to it are the other ones to worship the other gods or died Kings.
Although the war damaged a lot of temples but My Son today is still a masterpiece marking former glorious time of Cham architecture and of Southeast Asia.
On arrival in My Son, we get transfer by golf cart then spend around 45 mins to visit many groups of Hindu temples in My Son such as B, C, D, G. When we finish, we go out and then we take you back to the port. On the way back, we might stop at My Khe Beach for you to take some photograph. Then our Private My Son Shore Excursion will finish here.
How interesting My Son Sanctuary Shore Excursion is?
When you book this tour, you can have a deep concern and understanding about Cham culture. It was a glorious civilization ever existed in central Vietnam. It is enjoyable tour for you to admire the beauty of forest in My Son with beautiful view. Besides, we together discover antiquity of Cham Hindu temples and try to figure out how they built such an amazing complex that still standing strong today. On the way home, we stop at one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in Da Nang – My Khe beach. From here, visitors can have a whole view of highest Lady Buddha Statue (Goddess of Mercy) in Vietnam.
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|Tour inclusion||Tour exclusion|
|– 4 – seat private car with air conditioning|
– Experienced driver
– English speaking guide
– Entrance ticket
– Cold water and wet tissue
|– Travel insurance|
– Other expenses
– Soft drinks and beverages
– Tips and gratuities
|Things to bring||Travel tip|
-Fully charged camera; Sun cream; Climbing shoes; Caps/hats; Sun glasses; Insect spray
|In months of October, November, December, January, February; it normally rains in My Son, let’s bring rain coats with you. For the rest of the year, it is usually hot and humid.|
- Tour departs from Tien Sa seaport and is conducted in good weather. We will not organize the tour in case of bad weather.
- FOC for children under 5 years old
- 50% charge for children from 6 to 12 years old
- Full charge as adults for children over 12 years old