Apsara dancers at My Son Sanctuary By Dang Hoang Tham in Quang Nam My Son Sanctuary is one of the must-see destinations in the Central part of Vietnam where tourists can admire old Cham temples and enjoy Apsara dance. About 69 kilometers from Danang City, My Son Sanctuary is located in Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province. My Son was the site of religious ceremonies for kings of the ruling dynasties of Champa, between the 4th and 12th centuries. It was a worshipping place for the Hindu religion in the Cham kingdom and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. A large complex, My Son Sanctuary comprises more than 70 architectural works, including temples and towers that connect to each other with complicated red brick designs. After paying the VND35,000 entrance fee, you pass through a gate and walk about 500 meters along a path to the center of the site. There are many yoni-linga-shaped rocks on the way. The center of My Son is in an open square … [Read more...] about Apsara dancers at My Son Sanctuary
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Belonging to Duy Phu, Duy Xuyen district, My Son sanctuary is 45km west of Hoi An, 70km south of Da Nang. In 1898, a French soldier M.C.Paris, found out My Son temples in a secret narrow valley among dense forests. Not long after that, scientists and archaeologists from French Far Eastern Archaeologists Scholar Intitute came and researched epitaphs, architecture and sculptures in My Son.they revealed that My Son was the most grandiose vestige in Viet Nam, continuously built for more than 1000 years. My Son temples were built from the 4th century under the reign of King Bhadravaman, until late 13thcentury, and early 14th century under the reign of King Jaya Simhavanman III ( Che Man). … [Read more...] about My Son Sanctuary a World Cultural Heritage site.
Mara Landoni, an Italian architect, has attached her life to My Son Sanctuary in Vietnam for seven years now. For this 35-year-old woman, My Son Sanctuary has become her second home. Mara first visited Vietnam in 2004 when she was working for the Lerici Research Institute in Milan, Italy. She remembered that, in 2002, she read an article about the Cham Tower in My Son Sanctuary by chance and that inspired her to make a decision to take part in a UNESCO-initiated project that helped restore the tower. “When I set my foot in this valley of heritage, I was numbed by the severe and secluded atmosphere here. As I was touching old stones faded by time, I could feel and hear the echo of thousands of years”, Mara recalled. Since that moment, Mara made up her mind that she would spend her life in this place; her love for My Son Sanctuary has not changed since. Mara is the head of a group of technicians who are restoring Tower G. She sometimes participates in the preservation … [Read more...] about “My Son Sanctuary, my second home town”, says an Italian
(VOVworld) - My Son Sanctuary has been named by touropia.com as one of the 10 most attractive destinations in Vietnam. The site was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1999 and is an outstanding example of the architecture of the Champa kingdom. The scorching heat of summer doesn't keep visitors from walking around My Son to admire the beauty of the temple. The cool air inside the temple and the sound of cicadas singing outside the temple inspire the tourists. Although many towers have been damaged, what remains is enough to amaze visitors, said one German tourist: "This is the first time I've come here. I'm very happy because the temples here are beautiful. " … [Read more...] about My Son Sanctuary: an attractive destination
A rainy spring day in My Son Sanctuary Kieu Giang By Kieu Giang in Quang Nam After saying goodbye to the scorching sun in Saigon as I enjoyed a trip to the central region, I celebrated my birthday in My Son Sanctuary and was kindly met with a nice gift of some sudden rain mingled with a chill in the air of early spring. This was an unforgettable celebration as I found a peaceful place to review the past and ponder my future plans. The bus carried around 12 guests, mostly foreigners from Hoi An ancient town, to the site in about an hour. Traffic to My Son is quite convenient on a flat road with some beautiful landscapes of rivers, bridges and fields where tourists can see local people with gentle smiles on their faces. Our troupe was greeted by a local humorous tourist guide aged around 40. He spoke English fluently and made his guests laugh at his jokes so I didn’t feel it was a long distance at all. While presenting briefly about the sanctuary he collected entrance fees … [Read more...] about A rainy spring day in My Son Sanctuary