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Tips to visit My Son from Da Nang

Temples in My Son Sanctuary

My Son, recognised as the world heritage by UNESCO in 1999, has been so appealing to not only Vietnamese but also tourists around the world. Lying so close to Danang, the most beautiful city of Vietnam, My Son is hardly missed by travel lovers. Tours to Indochina

These tips on how to best plan a trip to My Son from Danang will make your time there more enjoyable.

What is My Son Sanctuary

My Son is the Kingdom of Cham ruling the central of Vietnam, built and developed between the 4th and the 13th century. The kingdom was finally annexed to Vietnam in the 19th century. After the disappearance of Champ dynasty, My Son was completely forgot in centuries until 1885. Nowadays, this is the unique Hinduism relic in Vietnam, attracting a huge number of tourists everyday.

Temples in My Son Sanctuary

Temples in My Son Sanctuary – Source: Internet

What are popular ways to reach My Son from Da Nang?

My Son is just 70 km to the southwest of Da Nang, which is extremely easy for tourists to go on road. The most preferable vehicle is motorbike. Travelers can either take a motorbike taxi or hire a private motorbike. The price for hiring a motorbike in Danang is about US$7-10 per motor per day. Don’t forget to check the motor carefully and refuel before starting your journey.

Travelling by motorbike has become a popular choice of tourists in Vietnam

Travelling by motorbike has become a popular choice of tourists in Vietnam – source: Internet

Another way to reach My Son is taking a bus. It takes you about an hour and a half for a 70km trip on bus. The bus departs from Danang Central Bus Station every 30 minutes from 5:30 am to 5pm everyday. The price is incredibly cheap, varying US$0.25-0.75 with air condition on bus.

Buses to My Son in Danang Central Bus Station

Buses to My Son in Danang Central Bus Station – source: Internet

Hiring a private car can be ideal for large groups of travelers. There are several types of cars and coaches ranging from 4 to 45 seats. You can bargain with the firm to have the good price. The driver will take you to destinations agreed on the contract and charge is paid at the end of the tour.

A much easier way to reach My Son from Danang is booking a package tour. You will be picked up at your accomodation then integrate with other groups of tourists to go to My Son. Tour agencies usually charge about US$35 per adult and US$17 per child for a group more than 5 people, including lunch meal. For less than 2 people in the tour, the charge for your booking will certainly go up! You should check whether the tour guide covers all must-see places in My Son.

What should be noticed?

My Son Sanctuary daily opens for tourists from 6:30am to 5pm and charges US$5 per foreign traveler, except for children under 15. The entrance ticket cover transport cost by electric car to go to the relics and fee for Cham music performance.

Groups of tourists visiting My Son Sanctuary everyday

Groups of tourists visiting My Son Sanctuary everyday – Source: Internet

The best time to travel is in the very early morning (about 5am) so that you enjoy the peaceful sun rise with beautiful light, fantasting view and not many people. You can also plan to come in the afternoon, at around 2pm when other groups of tourists nearyl finished their visits, in order to not only avoid the crowd but also the extreme hot weather. Tours in Cambodia

Cham performance of traditional music and dance

Cham performance of traditional music and dance – Source: Internet

You are highly recommended to wear hat, sun glasses and sun cream to protect your skin from the tropical hot weather and bring bottles of water to avoid getting dry and thirsty for staying long under the sun. Besides, to prevent mosquito bites, take your mosquito repellent with you! Finally, explore My Son Sanctuary as much as possible for your limited time there to ensure you will not regret for not walking around the entire area as a true explorer!

So planning a trip from Danang to My Son Sanctuary is not so difficult, isn’t it? Why don’t you fly to Vietnam and explore such a mysterious construction by yourself?

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