My Son Sanctuary is located in Duy Phu commune,  Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province.

  • From The ancient city of Tra Kieu (Simhapura City) about 20 km
  • From Hoi An Ancient Town – World Cultural Heritage about 45 km
  • From Hue – The UNESCO World Heritage Site – is about 145 km
  • From Da Nang about 68 km to southwest

Structure of My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary is a complex consisting of many temples with more than 70 temples and towers of Champa civilization crystallized in permanent material relic, containing valuable historical, cultural values, architecture, art were created over a period of nine centuries (IV – XIII). It is considered as the most famous monuments in Southeast Asia such as Borobudur (Java, Indonesia), Pagan (Myanmar), Angkor Wat (Cambodia) and Ayutthaya (Thailand).

Located in a valley about 2km in diameter, surrounded by hills and mountains, My Son Sanctuary is considered as a cultural and religious center of the Champa dynastys, this place was ceremonied, and also where buried the tombs of the Cham King with prince and royal family. The value of My Son Sanctuary is one of the main centers of Hindu temples in Southeast Asia and the only heritage of this type in Vietnam.

Since December 1999, together with Hoi An Ancient Town, My Son Sanctuary has been listed by UNESCO as a typical example of cultural exchange and is the only evidence of the Asian civilization which has disappeared.

Purposes of My Son Sanctuary

Every King of Champa after acceded to the throne to My Son sanctuary to do holy baptism, sacrifice offerings and build temple. These temples were rebuilt by the following emperors at the same time they built new temples to offer the gods.

For centuries, Cham people have erected a unique architectural complex of temples and towers, combined with brick and sandstone materials.

The temple towers in My Son Sanctuary divided into several clusters, built according to the same principle. The structure of each cluster consists of a main shrine (Kalan), surrounded by small towers or side structures. The main shrine  in My Son worship a set of Linga or the protector of the lineage of the Cham King Siva.

Artistic architecture, sculpture on the brick, on the stone pillars bring the characteristics of the Cham culture where no place to have.

Over many historical events, the devastation of war has left many ancient buildings damaged.

Today, the My Son relic attracts a large number of domestic and foreign visitors to visit, My Son is one of the six destinations can not be missed in the journey to discover the Central Heritage. To get the most comfortable trip, you can contact KHA TRAN car rental, the leading professional car rental in the center through the hotline (+84) 916 510 201



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