09.11.2014 - 09.11.2014 35 °C
My Son Santuary (pronounced May Sun) is a UNESCO world heritage site. Its roughly 70 km from DaNang, the coastal city and the 3rd biggest in Vietnam.
It was quite difficult getting a lift or trip to this site as DaNang is not as westernised as Saigon, the people her understand less English, in fact, none at all. At the end it was motorcycle that won. One good thing about this is I saw and learned alot about the countryside, one very bad thing, I was numb when I arrived at the site...Back to My Son. Between the 4th and 13th centuries a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Viet Nam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. On my way, we stopped at another very interesting Christian Church. At this church there is a well, according to locals, it never runs dry and when you drink from the water it will bring you longevity, it taste like Rooibos tea with paperclips.
My Son Sanctuary