About Mỹ Sơn (My Son ruins)
Mỹ Sơn or My Son in English is a group of abandoned Hindu temples in Quảng Nam province, Vietnam. The site is a complex of Hindu temples and towers. The Champa kingdom had built them between the 4th and 14th centuries.
The Champa people were a civilization. It existed in central and southern Vietnam from around the 2nd century until the 19th century. Indian culture and religion strongly influenced them, and their architecture and art reflect this influence.
Mỹ Sơn was an important religious and cultural center for the Champa people. And the site includes around 70 structures, including temples, towers, and sanctuaries. Many of these structures were built with brick and decorated with intricate carvings and sculptures.
The site was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. And now it is a popular tourist destination in Vietnam. However, the site has also suffered damage over the years due to natural disasters and human conflict. It includes bombing during the Vietnam War. Restoration efforts have been ongoing, but the site remains vulnerable to further damage.
Visitors to Mỹ Sơn can explore the temples and learn about the history of the Champa civilization. The site also hosts cultural performances that showcase traditional Champa music and dance.
The most popular tour is “Private Day Trip to do My Son Holyland & Hoi an city Tour from Hoi an or Da Nang“. This tour is available for from 2 pax everyday.