We will pick you up at rendezvous, and then we go to visit My Son Sanctuary – one of World’s Heritage Sites
My Son Sanctuary, which used to be the citadel of Champa Kingdom, has been keeping the ancient beauty with more than 70 architectural works, which are the temples of the old Champa Kingdom. They still survive until today, despite the destruction of many wars. You will be able to not only discover the old Cham Pa monuments but also admire the Champa traditional dance performed by the professional local artists.
Having lunch in a local restaurant
We will go back to your places in Danang. We hope this tour will bring you many unforgettable memories and joyful moments. See you again in other tours of Dacotours!
My Son Sanctuary (Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province), which is located about 69km from Da Nang city, is a destination that attracts many visitors with its beauty, grandeur and mystery of the ancient Cham culture. Let’s explore the mysterious beauty of this architectural cluster in Da Nang – My Son Sanctuary daily tour, brought to you by Dacotours.
My Son Sanctuary is a complex of Cham temples, nestled in the middle of a valley surrounded by thick forests and mountains. My Son was built in the fourth century. For ages, some towers were added to this shrine that made this land become the main relic of Cham culture in Vietnam. Besides the ritual functions of connecting the Kings and the Gods, My Son was also the center of culture and beliefs of Cham dynasties and the place for burial of powerful kings and shamans.
After the first construction in the fourth century, all of the wooden buildings were destroyed in a fire. At the beginning of the seventh century, King Sambhuvarman gave an undertaking of using bricks to rebuild the temples, which remains until today. The next kings then continued to repair the old temples and built new ones to worship the gods. Brick was a good material to preserve the memory of this mysterious community. However, the technique of building these temples is so far a secret that people still have not figured out.
Temples and towers in My Son are divided into several clusters, according to the same principle. The structure of each cluster consists of a main temple (Kalan), surrounded by smaller towers. The main temple represents Mount Meru – the center of the universe, the convergence of the gods and the worship of Siva.