My Son Vietnam Travel Guide A Vagabond Life
My Son Vietnam Travel Guide
My Son Vietnam is set in a beautiful lush jungle and is Vietnam’s largest Cham remains. Constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa the temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva.
My Son Vietnam served as an important intellectual and religious centre before being deserted when Champa fell to the Viet. The complex fell to ruins before being rediscovered in the mid 19thC and extensive restoration took place.
My Son was extensively damaged by American carpet bombing during the American war, now only 20 of the +60 temples remain standing.
When visiting My Son go early to avoid the bus crowds and make sure you take water as it gets very hot.
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How To Get To My Son Vietnam
My Son is 42 km west of Hoi An in central Vietnam.
There are no direct public buses that run directly to My Son. You can get a public bus to Phan Kim, about 9 km north from park entrance, from there you will need to take a taxi to and from My Son. It is important to understand that there may not be taxi’s waiting at My Son when you wish to return to Phan Kim so you may have difficulty on the return leg.
Private Car / Driver
It is possible to hire a driver to take you to My Son from Hoi An, the driver will wait for you while you visit the site.
Taking a tour from Hoi An is probably the most straight forward way to visit the sanctury. There are multiple tour companies offering trips to / from Hoi An and can usually be organised through your hotel or guest house.
Things To See & Do My Son Vietnam
The My Son Vietnam Archaeological Site is approached via a long path that winds it way through the jungle, a very lovely way to start the visit.
One of the remaining temples at the My Son site.
A bomb crater from when the Americans carpet bombed the area during the American war not only destroying much of the Archaeological site but killing thousands of Vietnamese civilians.