My Son, is the ancient grounds for Hindu worship of the Champa Kingdom, the first civilisation to settle in Vietnam. This highly refined civilisation invented the irrigation system still used in rice farms today. As well as being very good at agriculture and successful as pirates, they were amazing builders. Over 70 temples once spread across My Son, the Holyland, dating back between the 4th and 14th centuries. Today, all of what we know about this long and prosperous civilization is from these intricately carved and depicted Hindu temples exteriors. Although much of the cites temples have been destroyed in battle and most recently carpet bombing by the American army, the majority of the temple sites in the centre of the complex have survived and are being preserved by UNSECO.
You’ll have the chance to walk the ground where over 20 temples remain intact, with intricate carving and sculptures to see. Followed by a boat trip upriver to visit a few villages, inlcuding the Kim Bong Village, where the tradition of carpentry has been passed down through the generations and still remains today.
8:00 – 08:30 A.M: our guide pick you up at your hotel and depart to My Son Sanctuary - The World Cultural Heritage. This Holy Land is surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.
9:00: Arrive at My Son and we'll have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English speaking guide, enjoying the Champa's traditional performances.
11:00: Get back to mini van and move to a local house to learn how to make ricepaper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later on!
11:30: Back to the van and have lunch at another local house. relax with cold herbal tea, nice foods and fresh air.
12:30 Take a boat trip to Hoi An with nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful river scenery on the biggest river in the Central of vietnam named as Thu Bon River.
13:30: arrive at Hoi An, we will drop you at your hotel.
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