My Son Sanctuary, renowned as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a great of the ancient Champa civilization located in Quang Nam province, Vietnam. It was an independent state from the 4th to the 13th centuries CE, at which time it was occupied by Vietnam. The impressive Hindu-themed ruins feature many beautiful stone sculptures with skillful use of red bricks and sandstone, temples and towers in tropical jungle surroundings.
My Son Sanctuary was also a political center and the royal burial ground and the complex consists of over 70 structures devoted to Hindu gods and goddesses and the most noticeable symbol - Shiva, the protector of the Champa’s kings.
It is about 42 km from Hoian Ancient Town.
Under the influence of the tropical climate in Vietnam, My Son weather possesses little fluctuation in temperature with warm weather all year round at its average temperature of 29 Degree Celsius. There are two typical seasons in My Son – dry and rainy seasons. However, Hoian still suffers from the heat peak on the months from June to August when the highest temperature measured during day time is 38 Degree Celsius while the lowest temperature only falls at 21C Degree at night. When traveling to Hoian, visitors will also have chances to enjoy winter-like weather from November to January with the coldest days at average temperature between 19 to 24 Degree Celsius. And the suggestion is the first one from February to May, especially in January - after the wet and cold and before the big heat of high summer. Why? Simply the weather gets mild and beautiful with moderate temperature, low humidity, less rain and warm sunshine, which is extremely perfect beach weather for photo-taking and wandering.
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It is definitely safe. Unlike Hoian or Danang, My Son's unique allure draws from its incredible historic roots, not its immediate visionary delights. As the last remaining ruin complex of the ancient Cham Empire, My Son attracts thousands of tourists every year to its ancient Hindu temples and mysterious architecture.
My Son Sanctuary can be found in the thick brush of the Vietnamese jungle, beneath the Hon Quap (Cat’s Tooth) Mountain. As a source of rich history, honored culture, and natural beauty, My Son Sanctuary is the perfect excursion for those who can appreciate the solemn beauty of a relic preserved in time.
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It is just about 40 km from Hoian to My Son, thus there are several ways for your day-tour.
You can hire:
+ Motorbike: about 150,000 VND - 200,000VND/ day - about an hour
+ Car: about 700,000 VND - 1,200,000VND/ day - about 45 minutes
My Son sanctuary is located west-southwest of Hoian. Head out of town west on Hung Vuong and where the road splits, fork left which says to Danang. Continue on this road for five kilometers to the town of Vinh Dien where you'll find Highway 1A. Go left about six kilometers to a major junction in the town of Duy Xuyen, you will notice a sign pointing to My Son. Take a right at this junction. Then turn left for about nine kilometers to the entrance.
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Located 60 km from Da Nang, 150 km from Hue and 42 km from Hoian, My Son would be an ideal choice for your day tours in the Central of Vietnam.
Their religion was primarily derived from Indian Hinduism with one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. My Son is extremely great for those having an interest in architecture and ancient civilizations and is now one of five UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam.
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The entrance fee for My Son is 150,000 VND (US$6.50).
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Because it is safe and suitable for those wishing to get closer to Champa history and architecture, children can find My Son exciting and useful for their classes at school.
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My Son Sanctuary consists of over 70 architectural works including temples and towers with complicated red brick designs. The main part of the Cham architectural design is the tower reflecting the king's divinity. These days, archaeologists have not got any reasonable explanation for the Cham Pa's linking material, brick baking method, and construction method.
Although there are not many remnants left displaying the typical sculptural works of the cultural value of the Chăm nationality. They are also vivid proof, confirming the history of a rich cultural tradition.
Honorably recognized as a World Heritage since 1999, My Son's various cultural values will be such a useful and meaningful experience for those being passionate about Southeast Asian culture. Although some towers have been damaged by time and the wars, its remnants still represent the style and history of the art of the Cham people.
Vietnamese people, especially locals in Central Vietnam's areas, are very friendly and modest. If you travel to My Son or Hoian, the locals will make you feel like at home as they are eager to help you if you get lost or attentively show their cuisines, handicrafts or festivals if you wish to travel like a real local.
Hoian in general and My Son, in particular, are not just famous for its ancient beauty and beautiful landscapes recognized many times worldwide, but also for its authentic cuisine as one of the 25 most attractive destinations for foodies around the world. Do not forget that you are in a heaven of street food with Cao Lau, Mi Quang, or Com Ga. For more information or guides, visit us.
My Son Sanctuary remains are what exactly what it was before with a large number of temples and monuments ruins. It’s a great chance to see the civilization that the Cham Pa of the past and to learn about the unique design of the complex with ancient sculptures, tombs, and relics.
The Sanctuary’s construction continues from the 4th century to the middle of the 13th century. Thus reflecting the culture of Champa in different periods of existence. Another thing to explore is the unique layout of the towers arranged in groups of two or more by scenic roads and yards. Each tower has its own function in the Champa culture. Two beautiful mountain ranges are surrounding My Son Sanctuary for Thu Bon river for sight-seeing too.
It would be such a big pity if you do not make a pit stop to enjoy the Siva dance inspired by Hindu mythology and takes place in the middle of a sacred site. This highlight of My Son sanctuary charms the audience with their flexibility and graceful movement.
Cham music makes this performance special by the condensation of an empire and culture existed hundreds of years ago. The dance commemorates the power of the most powerful gods in Hinduism – Shiva (the Destroyer), Visnu (god of protection) and Brahma (god of creation), to destroy the dark forces.
The sense of mystery will surely mesmerize the visitors even more.
As of the oldest cities in the country, Hoian attracts thousands and millions of tourists every year for its unique architecture, ancient streets perfectly dotted with unobtrusive street vendors in their Vietnamese silk pajamas. It is also the best place for foreigners to get a deeper understanding of Vietnamese lives, their tradition, and customs.
An interesting festival is on the 14th day of a lunar month when Hoian will be extremely much more charming and impressive with its Full Moon Festival and “Old Street Night”.
Another suggestion is on Tet holiday. Tet is the Vietnamese equivalent of Chinese New Year in late January or early February. As it is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture so it is a time when most Vietnamese return to their ancestral home. Therefore, traveling to Hoian during this time to enjoy peace is highly recommended.
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Cao Lau is one of the most famous dishes in My Son and Hoi An. It is the best taste when being enjoyed in My Son and Hoi An with delectable dark pork broth, fat yellow noodles, slices of juicy pork, and served with bean sprouts, green vegetables, slices of and crispy croutons. Looking at how to make this dish, you will understand why only in this land, we can enjoy that taste: the water must come from an ancient Cham wells hidden throughout this land, all vegetables have to be taken from Tra Que vegetable village as well as the ashes to soak the noodles have to be taken from Cham Island.
Another dish is chicken rice - Com ga, one of the most favorably delicious fluffy rice cooked in chicken stock with a tiny bit of turmeric for color with shredded chicken. Chicken is torn into small pieces and then mashed with crushed onions, Vietnamese coriander, and other spices to create a special favor. This mixing step is vital and shows the delicacy of the cooker. It is then served up with very spicy chili sauce, pepper to slow the heart various coating mix chicken liver hard, extremely attractive. Before being served to customers, the springy chicken pieces and fragrant rice are decorated with peppermint, papaya, and salted onions. So you will have not only delicious but attractive rice as well.
White rose is actually not a flower, but actually the shrimp dumpling from translucent white dough bunched up. Shrimp and pork or other ingredients are placed on top the carefully folded noodles and topped with crispy shallots. Hot chilies, lemon together with sugar are mixed to create a special dipping sauce. The water must be drowned from the old Ba Le well, which is filtered and purified 15-20 times before being mixed with the rice paste to form the airy dough.
When traveling to My Son and Hoian, it is such a big pity when you forget Mi Quang, a noodle dish typical for Quang Nam province. Like Cao Lau, Mi Quang is served with a little broth. It is yellow or white and made from rice flour. Unlike other noodle soups, Mi Quang is almost like a dry noodle dish or noodle salad with the broth serving to bring all the flavors together.
It tastes best when being served with a variety of herbs like mint leaves, cabbage, onion, coriander and many more. The richness of the broth, the lack of it and the crushed peanut toppings on the noodles are what make this dish on the top 4 best dishes in Hoian.
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As one of the 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia, Cua Dai beach is just 5km away from Hoian Ancient town. The beach amazes the tourists by the long sandy shore.
Cua Dai's special feature by changing the watercolor depending on the time of day will definitely attract you. The seawater is dark blue in the early morning and turns to jade in the late afternoon. Near the beach, there are a lot of beach hotels and resorts, which is convenient for tourists to find accommodation.
The time between April and October will be ideal for you to visit Cua Dai.
But try to avoid July as unexpected storms occur in Vietnam Central. So while you are planning your trip, you should check the weather online to avoid ruining it.
Sunday Herald Sun Magazine of Australia also commented that My Khe Beach is one of the ten best beaches in Asia. The top American business magazine, Forbes considered Danang’s My Khe Beach to be one of the six most charming beaches on the planet in 2015.
A lot of things to do in Danang Vietnam, the most livable city of Vietnam, but do not forget to visit My Khe Beach, as one of the must-see destinations in Danang Vietnam. Why? Fresh air in golden sands, blue crystal and year-round warm water and surrounding coconut palm trees, My Khe is the most amazing choice for a summer vacation. Light and safe traffic, excellent accommodation with luxurious resorts, international standard villas are available as well.
You can enjoy abalone, a coastal specialty or try the fresh and delicious shrimps and crabs or the unique taste of cornetfish as well as different kinds of a snail. If you are interested in experiencing new things, you can pick one of the local food outlets to explore the cuisine of this coastal city. Then you can choose a dish of grilled cuttlefish to enjoy with some beer around the night time sea views and the sound of the waves breaking on the shore. There are four and five-star international standard resorts along this street, especially suitable for travelers coming here to relax and enjoy luxury facilities and attentive services. They are also ideal places for newlyweds or small families to enjoy your My Son Tour from Hoi An.
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My Son is safe, but you should bear in mind something to enjoy the trip in the most convenient way.
- When traveling to a new land, capturing photos not only mark your journey but more importantly saves your memorable moments with friends or family. The opening hour is from 6.30 AM to 5 PM, and the best time for photos is about 5 AM to enjoy the sunrise and be less crowded as well.
- The entrance ticket is different, depending on whether you are a local or a foreigner.
- Remember to bring sunglasses, hat, suncream, raincoat and even walking shoes to avoid being wet or sick.
- Bring some water to avoid feeling thirsty.
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