About My Son Sanctuary:
Vietnam's answer to Angkor Wat, My Son Sanctuary is an impressive collection of abandoned temples dating between the 4th and 13th centuries. The complex was listed UNESCO World-Heritage in 1999 and has been compared to Bagan in Myanmar, Borobodur in Java and Ayutthaya in Thailand (as well as Angkor Wat in Cambodia).
The temples were built by an ancient Indian Hindu culture that developed in Central Vietnam over 1,500 years ago, known as the Champa Kingdom. My Son was the spiritual and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for over 10 centuries. Most of the temples at My Son Sanctuary are dedicated to Shiva, as well as other Hindu Deities, such as Krishna and Vishnu. The site is of major importance for Hinduism and for Vietnam as a heritage destination as is the only one of its kind in a country which is mainly Mahayana Buddhist.
Located in a lush valley basin surrounded by mountains in Quang Nam Province around a one-hour drive from Hoi An, this unique tour allows you to see the ruins at the most magical and picturesque time - sunrise...
Start time: 4:30 am
- Start your day with an early pick-up at your hotel and head to My Son Sanctuary. (You can sleep in the car along the way!)
- After driving 50 km, you will arrive My Son Sanctuary.
- Before we start to explore, you will enjoy a light lunchbox-style breakfast.
- Watch a spectacular sunrise over the countryside near to My Son Sanctuary.
- After that, you will be able to explore the temple complex before the heat of the day and the crowds set in. This is the best time of the day to be here!
- Head back to Hoi An.
End time: 9:30 am.