My Son Holy Land Tours, a cluster of temples constructed in Champa civilization, is a tourist attraction full of culture and history. Taking a half day tour to My Son Holy Land, visitors will discover a historic temple complex that conceals itself in a closed forested valley surrounded by two mountain ranges; some temples are acknowledged as the oldest extant sanctuaries representing Hindu culture in Vietnam as well as in Southeast Asia.
My Son is located within Duy Phu Commune, in the administrative district of Duy Xuyen in Quang Nam Province, 70 km southwest away from Da Nang, and approximately 40 km far from Hoi An Ancient Town. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site in 1999, My Son Holy Land is one of interesting and exclusive tourist destinations that one must visit on his Vietnam travel tour. On the way toward My Son, you can pay a visit to Tra Kieu, which was the capital of the former Champa.
Situated in such a forbidden mountain valley with roughly 2km in diameter, the My Son temple complex encompasses 70 temples scattering around 9 hills within the holy land.
On your My Son Holy Land tours, you will sight-see and enrich your knowledge of cultural vestiges of Champa civilization. Crossing narrow bridges erected over clear streams, you’ll wind up walking under leafy green lines of trees and enjoy yourselves deeply in fresh air up high mountains. Since My Son is located in a hilly region in central Vietnam, where the Sun is shining hard during summer, you will also experience typical heat of the tropical country.
Narrow trails will lead you to each of the temple clusters whose interior accommodates an outstanding world of architecture and sculpture. The temples, though abandoned and ruined over times, have always stood still and been puzzling scholars about their secret architecture. How could major materials – red bricks and stones, be laid upon one another and stick firmly without any mortar? This mystery of the Champa era remains perplexingly unexplained and therefore makes My Son a unique Holy Land.
Even though having been constructed for centuries, some temples in My Son Holy Land still preserve their original beauty, along with some ruins of devastated temples due to the Vietnam War. After all, those old buildings wearing mossy outfits and remarkable decorations with plenty of skillfully carved statues, serve as reminiscences of the once prosperous apogee of the Champa civilization.
More interestingly, the Holy Land also features a cultural diversity as cultures of Hindus, Indonesians and Khmers have long met and joined together to build a glamorous attraction. My Son embraces several temple clusters; each highlights a principal temple and a supporting smaller one. These buildings were once religiously dedicated to the worship of the gods Linga and Shiva as guarding deities for kings of the ruling dynasties of Champa. Their cylindrical roofs symbolized the Meru Summit where Hindu deities lived.
Leading to each sanctuary, there is an entry hallway that is fairly narrow since it might have served as the worship for Cham monks. The interior of the temples is small but cool, and retains sophisticated and striking architecture. Despite the fact that the Hinduism predominated, Buddhism left its imprints in art and architectural works found in the My Son historic remnants.
So, now you can see how My Son Holy Land marks itself as a must-see destination when you’d embark on your Vietnam travel tour. Just browse Vietnam Express Travel, you’ll definitely enjoy a bunch of favors such as free transport and entrance, with a host of enthusiastic and caring tour guides. Come on! Book a half day tour to My Son Holy Land, you’ll absolutely get plenty of interesting discoveries and remarkable memories then. The sacred remnants will tell you about a bygone history of man.
Pick up at your hotel and start the trip to My Son, it will take an hour to arrive. When we set foot there, we will visit Tra Kieu capital which was the center of Champa kingdom. Explore the gorgeous ruins: temples, buildings.. and get a chance to have a better knowledge about Cham’s culture, architecture and civilization. Take a ride back to your hotel.
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Mineral water (1 bottle/person/day)
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