My Son Shrine, with its wild and mysterious beauty imbued with ancient cultural and architectural traces, is always considered one of the destinations not to be missed when traveling to Quang Nam. And if you are planning to explore this famous relic, don’t forget to read the experiences to visit My Son Sanctuary that we share below.
Brief introduction about My Son Sanctuary
My Son Shrine is a famous historical site located in Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, about 70 km southwest of Da Nang city center and the ancient city of Hoi An. 40 km. This place includes a complex of many towers built with bricks since the 13th century. Previously, it was a Hindu holy land of the ancient Kingdom of Champa.
My Son Sanctuary is located in the middle of a valley. Surrounded by majestic mountains between 100 and 400 meters high. The landscape here exudes mystery and beauty, and attracts large numbers of tourists every year. This set of monuments has been classified as one of the 10 most famous temples in Southeast Asia. In 1999, UNESCO also recognized My Son Sanctuary as a world cultural heritage. If you want to learn about the history and ancient culture of the Cham community, visit My Son Sanctuary.
The most necessary experiences to visit My Son Sanctuary
Should you visit My Son Sanctuary and what time of year?
The climate in Quang Nam is divided into two distinct seasons of the year. The rainy season lasts from September to December and the dry season usually lasts from February to August each year. Based on experience visiting My Son Shrine, the most ideal time to explore this relic is from February to April, as this is the time when the weather in Quang Nam is quite cool and pleasant and it is not sunny. Additionally, during this time you will have the opportunity to attend many festivals with special activities taking place at My Son Sanctuary.
How to get to the Sanctuary of My Son
This group of relics is located about 70 kilometers from the city center of Da Nang. There are many ways you can choose to move to My Son Sanctuary from Da Nang. These are the 2 most popular ways:
Go by bus
This is a fairly economical way to travel, chosen by many people to travel from Da Nang to My Son. You just have to take bus number 06. The bus runs every day from 5:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and there will be a trip every 30 minutes. Ticket prices usually range from VND8,000 to VND30,000/trip.
riding a motorbike
Because the distance from Da Nang to My Son is not too far, you can travel entirely by motorbike. Motorcycle rental prices in Da Nang are currently around VND100,000-150,000/1 motorcycle/1 day.
If you are traveling by motorcycle, start from Hoa Cam flyover, follow National Highway 14B to Nguyen Trai Street -> turn left to Kiem Lam Ferry Station. You buy a ferry ticket and then follow route 537 south for about 1 km and you will see many signs leading to the My Son Shrine relic site.
Schedules and ticket prices to visit the Sanctuary of My Son
Opening hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day of the week, including holidays.
Entrance price to visit the Sanctuary of My Son:
- For Vietnamese tourists: 100,000 VND/person.
- For international tourists: 150,000 VND/person.
Interesting experiences at My Son Sanctuary
Admire the unique architecture of My Son Sanctuary
If you come to visit My Son Shrine, anyone will be impressed by its extremely unique ancient architecture. Flowing through the middle of the group of relics is a stream of clear water. This is also like a natural boundary, dividing the sanctuary into four different areas: A, B, C, D. Located in the middle is a main tower with 2 gates, each gate has 8 steps to climb. Surrounded by subtowers.
Even though it has gone through hundreds of years of history and many storms of bombs and bullets, My Son Sanctuary still stands firmly there. Its beauty has captivated countless tourists from all over the world.
Visit the museum at My Son Sanctuary
Coming to My Son Sanctuary without visiting the museum would be extremely unfortunate. This museum is located about 100 meters from the ticket office. This place exhibits many ancient artifacts of holy land, such as: painted reliefs, linga statues, bricks and tiles, etc. By admiring these artifacts, you will also understand more about the history and ancient civilization of Champa.
Enjoy unique performances
One of the experiences that tourists love most when they travel to My Son Sanctuary is watching cultural shows. You will definitely be fascinated by the unique traditional mua dances, lively sounds of gongs and many other ethnic musical instruments.
Above are some experiences from visiting My Son Sanctuary that we want to share. I hope it helps you have a complete and memorable trip.