Do you want to learn about contemporary Vietnamese history? You should learn more about Champa cultural history. It is closely associated with many of Vietnam’s most significant historical events since the 10th century.
Departure & Return:
– Location: My Son Sanctuary
– Depart Details: 8:00 am
– Return Details: 12:00pm .
Note: Returns to original departure point or drop off point of your choice
Hotel Pickup: Pick up will be at the hotel lobby.
Cancellation: Cancellation at least 24 hours ahead before the date of activity booked to receive full refund.
About My Son holly land
My Son Sanctuary is one of the country’s oldest ruins, both past and present. Your Billy Private Tours of this historic site from Da Nang or Hoi An encompasses much of Vietnamese history; the Champa Kingdom, Hinduism, Chinese Invasion, the rise of the Viet’s, the French colonial period, The Vietnam War, UNESCO recognition of Viet Nam’s culture and history, as well as more recent links between our government and countries such as Poland, Germany, Italy, and Japan who helped to save many My Son statues and relics and provided site upkeep
My Son has the most extensive Champa Kingdom architectural remains in Vietnam, dating from the 4th to 13th centuries – though recent research suggests the site may have been active even earlier. From around the second century until the first conquest by the Dai Viet emperor in 1471 and their final absorption into the Vietnamese state in 1832, the Champa ruled central and southern Vietnam. My Son declined steadily until its rediscovery by the French in the late 1800s, who spent many years restoring parts of the complex. Following the unification of Vietnam in 1975, conservation work resumed in earnest, and the property is now being conserved to a high standard, with both national and international teams working on site.
“Amazing location! It’s a bit outside of Hoi An but so gorgeous and distinctive that it’s well worth the trip. Okay, the organization was pretty strict, but Billy was really pleasant. We got a lot of information:) thank you!”Lee Hoong Ki
In addition to natural deterioration, the Indo-China Wars and WW2 caused damage to the site, but it was three days in August 1968 that saw significant destruction of the site and its jungle surrounds by carpet bombing, reducing the number of upright tower-temples to around 23, and this is the evocative site you see today.
Itinerary for the tour
Our private tourguide will meet in the lobby of your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An together with professional driver who takes us to the entrance of this amazing site with our modern air-conditioned vehicle. The sumptuous jungle setting is overlooked by Rang Meo Mountain (My Son in Vietnamese means ‘beautiful mountain’). If necessary, we can make rest stops to freshen up.
Then, We move to take a short electric minibus ride from the entrance to the sanctuary, where we are treated to a short cultural show of Champa song and dance – thankfully, the Champa people still exist in Vietnam, albeit as a minority. We show you around the site, paying special attention to the carved brick structures that appear to be held together by no mortar.
My Son was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the late 1990s, so you will notice a gradual and ongoing restoration of some structures. I am frequently asked what happened to artifacts, statues, and other items discovered on-site. Many were taken to France during their 100-year colonization of my country, while others are well preserved locally in My Son’s small museum and also displayed in Da Nang’s Museum of Champa Sculpture.
After visiting My Son Sanctuary, the driver will take you to a location named Tra Kieu, this site is well-known among religious people. One of the three most important pilgrimage sites in Central Vietnam. This location is associated with the appearance of the Virgin Mary and the salvation of sentient beings. The allure of this location has made it a popular destination for Christians.
- a full 5 hour private guided tour in English
- all food taken
- cold, bottled mineral water
- moist towellettes
- Da Nang or Hoi An hotel meet