Are you a culture reseacher? Are you an architect? Are you an archeologist? Or are you just a normal tourist? Well, whoever you are, you should pay a visit to this holy land to have understanding of a Vietnam’s ancient cultural element of unique sacred and mysterious beauty. This is a one day trip which is organized daily for tourists who are already staying in Hoi An and want to discover My Son Holly Land
My Son lies in a narrow valley in Duy Tan Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province. 70km southwest of Danang City, 20km away from the Tra Kieu Citadel, and 40km away from the ancient town of Hoi An.
My Son is a group of temple-towers of Cham people. With its great value, in December 1999, the complex of My Son Cham Towers has been recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Various researches by archaeologists and architects have revealed that at the beginning, there was only one small wooden temple built by King Bhadresvara I in late 4th century. In the 7th century, King Sambhuvarman had it rebuilt, using more durable materials From then on, successive Cham kings, when enthroned, had their temple-towers constructed as offerings to their gods. During seven centuries (7th to 14th century), such temple-towers mushroomed in My Son, turning this land into a cultural, and religious center of the Cham Kingdom.
08:00 Picking up at hotel (located within Hoi An City center only) and departing for 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.
It comprises of many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. In 1999, the My Son temple complex was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Though the complex has been destroyed over time, there are still many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area.
12:00 Returning back to the bus and traveling to a dock. Boarding a boat and leisurely cruising back to Hoi An on Thu Bon River while having a light lunch
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.
(Please arrange your own transportation back to hotel)
Including & Excluding
Air conditioned bus / van / car & boat
All other services not mentioned in the above program
All meals and beverages unspecified in the above program
Personal expenses, travel insurance
Tips for tour guide and driver
Bringing water, hats, sunblock and sunglasses
All fares & itineraries are correct at the time of printing and may be subject to change without prior notice
Clothes that cover up elbows and knees are recommended
Discover the majestic ancient ruins dating back to the 4th Century.
Meet Cham ethnic people and learn about their lifestyle.
Learn more about Champa culture