My Son Sanctuary – a must – see destination in Danang

Located nearly 70km from Danang city, My Son Sanctuary lies in a narrow valley with mountains surrounding.  It is the remnants of ancient era under an emperor of Champa that dominated during the centuries 4th to the 13th. It used to be a religious centre for the capital of Champa Kingdom. Until now, these archaeological remains is still of most importance to the Cham civilization. My Son sanctuary is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. It is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Borobudur of Java in Indonesia, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Bagan of Myanmar and Ayutthaya in Thailand. In 1999, My Son has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. Indochina tours

My Son sanctuary

My Son sanctuary

These ruins consist of 70 temples and other buildings which were constructed in the 10th century. They are still there irrespective of the devastation from natural disaster and wars and nowadays become one of the most attractive destinations in Vietnam. To make easier to explore its all beauty, archaeologists have divided the constructions of My Son in 5 separate groups named with the letters of the alphabet, where the most important archaeological groups are groups B, C and D.

My Son seen from above divided into 5 separate groups

My Son seen from above divided into 5 separate groups

Each group was comprised of a main sanctuary (kalan) surrounded by towers and tombs, which is also the most striking feature of architecture in My Son. My Son temples’ architecture is influenced by Indian and Indonesian model, noticeable particularly in stone sculptures shaped goddesses. Especially, the towers are topped with tiled, curved roofs and were stocked the offerings and sacred objects of the pilgrims. Because Cham temples do not have windows, they are very dark inside. Vietnam travel tours

Stone sculptures shaped goddesses

Stone sculptures shaped goddesses

My Son Sanctuary is one of the best places to go in Vietnam. The site stores historical values and is worthwhile to watch. We highly recommend tourists to visit the site when coming to Vietnam. If you’d like to get more information, feel free to ask us!

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