My Son Sanctuary- the best attraction to explore in Sunrise
Overview of this Heritage
My Son Sanctuary is located at Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, and far from Da Nang city nearly 69km southwest. My Son was probably constructed between the 4th and 14th centuries AD by the ancient Cham Kingdom. This is a Hindu temple complex consist of more than 70 structures. All important royal religious occasions had been organized at this temple complex. This place had also become the site to protect the Champa Kingdom when Tra Kieu capital (the capital of Cham in this time) had fallen. This is the reason why My Son has been one of the most remarkable historical sites in Central Vietnam.
The Sanctuary had been firstly explored by a French soldier in 1838, almost site was ruined. The main factor leads to ruin that the fall of Champa Kingdom. Before fall, the structure at My Son was the grandest and meaningful to the history of Hinduism in Southeast Asia. Therefore My Son Sanctuary plays a vital role as the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom. In 1937, the restoration had started. However, sadly, the war had destroyed it again, during the Vietnam war, many sites were further damaged by massive bombing. And in 1999, My Son Sanctuary is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
My Son Sanctuary attracts not only a lot of international tourists but also attention to domestic tourist who would like to discover history, culture, their architecture, the mysterious features, etc. The Ancient temple becomes a must-visit place in Hoi An tours.
- You might be interested in My Son Sanctuary Sunrise Tour.
Why should we visit My Son early in the morning?
Although My Son Sanctuary opens from 6 AM till to 5 PM every day – so you can go here anytime, visiting early in the morning seems to be a trend due to several reasons:
It is found that enjoy the unique and most beautiful moments of the My Son Sanctuary sunrise is a great idea so you should start the My Son Sanctuary Sunrise tour from Da Nang or Hoi An at 5 am.
You can avoid crowded tourists and be burned by high temperatures in mid-day. You can also enjoy stunning sunrise as the thick fog of the mountain, and explore the mysterious temple ruins in the cool and fresh air. In addition, go to My Son Sanctuary early in the morning creates a chance to get many beautiful photos when there is nobody.
Following the rays of the sun in the morning, you can learn how the temples arranged and its settings. That sounds amazing, you should not miss it.
Furthermore, the local people will show you the traditional Cham Dances as paying homage to nature and the traditional Apsara dance. The dance performances start at 9:45 AM every day in the week except Mondays.
Tip: Though there are no rules related to limited clothing, dress properly when you visit the holy land of Cham people will be encouraged.
My Son Sanctuary entrance fee
The fee to enter My Son is 150.000VND/ person. The fee is included a golf car to get closer to My Son Sanctuary, the museum where has historical artifacts and relics from the Champa Kingdom and Vietnam War.
How to get to My Son Holy Land from Hoi An/Da Nang?
To get to My Son Holy Land early in the morning, a lot of tourists choose Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary by private car with English speaking driver. It takes around 1 hour 10 minutes to get to My Son. Departure time belongs to what is your convenient time because you are the boss.
The reason for starting early in the morning very simple: avoid crowds and heat of temperature. It was very impressive to see the sunrise over the temples.