|English Name:||My Son Sanctuary, My Son Holyland|
|Vietnamese Name:||Thánh Địa Mỹ Sơn|
|How to get there:||By private car, by Taxi|
|How to visit:||Daily Group Tour 1 day(My Son Sunrise 4am-10pm; My Son Daily Tour 8am-14pm), Private Car from Da Nang / Hoi An|
|Map:||Please see here|
The breathtaking UNESCO site of My Son Sanctuary is located in Danang neighboring province of Quang Nam. Located 69km from Danang City center – My Son consists of 70 architectural structures and temples nestled amongst the mountains.
Between the 4th and 13th century a unique spiritual culture developed with influences originating from Indian Hinduism During this period the area around My Son became revered as holy land and My Son gradually developed as a site for important religious rituals.
The ancient Cham civilisation built the temples as a token of respect to their gods and holy saints. Even now the grandeur of the structures at My Son reflects the importance of the site and the people who originally frequented it. My Son was the religious center for royalty and aristocrats.
Up until the 13th century an increasing number of sophisticated temples and towers were consfructed. Unfortunately by the end of the century My Son was suffering from attacks by the Chinese and Khmer, eventually the Cham people were forced to relocate to the Southern province of Binh Thuan.
My Son was abandoned and lay undiscovered until 1898 when a French Scholar came across the site an took an interest in it. Restoration began in 1937 and My Son has regained some of its former glory. All of the constructions are made from red brick and sandstone. The warm red glow looks magical in the light of the sunset.