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My Son Holy land-a break from Danang to Hoian

Day trip to My Son
Situated inside the valley complex in Quang Nam Province, southern Vietnam around 75km from Hoian, 150 km from Hue and 69 km southwest of Danang city, My Son is the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled the Central region of Vietnam from the 4th to the 15th century.

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Make a stop at My Son holy land on the way from Danang to Hoian

My Son- the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization

My Son- the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization- source: internet

Besides My Khe beach, Linh Ung pagoda and Marble Moutains – these popular stops on the way from Danang to Hoian, tourists also should not miss to visit My Son holy land. As My Son Village is only 2-hour drive from Danang and one hour drive from Hoian, it should be included in the itineraries of all tourists traveling between Danang City and Hoian. If you are interested in culture and history of Cham people, My Son holy land is such a wonderful place.

My Son holy land is such a wonderful place

My Son holy land is such a wonderful place- source: internet

In addition to Hoian, an ancient tourist attraction of historical value in Danang, My Son in Quang Nam is also a destination of historical and culture-oriented tourism. While Hoian ancient town enchants tourists by beautifully colorful lanterns along the downtown streets by night, My Son’s charming red towers will surely amaze them at sunset. If you decide to visit My Son holy land, it is highly recommended to hire a tour guide who will help you to know more about this impressive spot.

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My Son, which is captivating in various cultural values as an evidence of an Asian civilization which is now extinct and as an example of change and evolution in culture was honorably recognized as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1999.

Day trip to My Son

Day trip to My Son- source: internert

Originally, Cham Kings built My Son – a group of more than 70 structures (mainly towers and temples) to commemorate important events during their reign. Whenever a new king acceded, a new temple was built. Each temple has its own typical architecture reflecting every historical stage of the Champa kingdoms. My Son sanctuary’s architecture is truly a vivid proof representing Cham-style architecture which is strongly influenced by India style. The East, the sun direction, which is thought to be the place where the gods lived, is which most of the temples point to.

My Son’s remnants reflect the history and style of the Cham people’s authentic art

My Son’s remnants reflect the history and style of the Cham people’s authentic art-source: internet

In spite of the disappearance of some towers due to the time and the wars, the remaining architectural and sculptural remnants still reflect the history and style of the Cham people’s authentic art. Today, there are only 25 monuments remaining intact, though due to overgrowth vegetation and weather exposure, parts of which are in decreasing conditions. Not only the architecture and culture of the Cham, their masterpieces also mark for a glorious time of Southeast Asia. My Son represents the longest period of development of any monuments for religious purposes in Southeast Asia.

With high shrine towers with striking sculptures, elaborate carvings, solid walls and double pillars, all reflecting the exclusive beauty of Cham culture, it is no exaggeration to say that My Son Sanctuary is the finest example of Cham architecture in Vietnam. Until now, no one has known exactly the technique and what kind of substance Cham people used to stick these red baked bricks together to form such solid structures.

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