Myson is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples in Vietnam, constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa (Chiêm Thành in Vietnamese).The temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva, known under various local names, the most important of which is Bhadreshvara.
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.
Myson is the former capital of the Kingdom of Champa and the site of Vietnam’s most important Cham ruins. Your day will begin with an early morning drive from Danang city or Hoian city through 60 km of rolling countryside, passing through small towns with markets. The towers there date from the 9th through the 13th century. There were over 70 classic Cham monuments at Myson. Most of the temples in Myson were dedicated to Cham Kings and also served as a burial place for Cham monarchs. It is considered on the level of Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, and Ayuthaya in Thailand.
MYSON TOUR ITINERARY
8:00am Depart from your hotel in Hoian city or Danang city to Myson
9:10am Arrive at Myson Holy land, located 60 km from Hoian city, Myson is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham sites in Vietnam. Strategically located in a lush valley surrounded by towering mountains, the site of Myson was continually inhabited for 900 years, longer than any of the other sites of the great idealized civilizations of South East Asia.
During the 4th century, it became the religious, cultural and educational center of the Cham Empire. Most of the temples were dedicated to Cham Kings associated with divinities, especially Shiva, who was regarded as the founder and protector of Champa’s dynasties.
As some of the ornamentation work at Myson was never finished, archaeologists knew that the Chams first built their structures and then carved decorations into the brickwork. Researchers have yet to figure out for certain how the Chams managed to get the baked bricks together. According to one theory,they used a paste prepared with botanical oil indigenous to Central Vietnam. It was even said that during one period in their history, the summits of some of the towers were covered with a layer of gold.
In the Vietnam War, the vicinity of Myson was devastated and depopulated by the bitter fighting between the Americans and Viet Cong. Finding it a convenient staging ground, Viet Cong guerrillas used Myson as a base. In response the Americans bombed the monuments and there are still several enormous bomb craters dotting the landscape. In fact, Phillippe Stern, an expert on Cham art, wrote to President Nixon informing him of the destruction of the temples of Myson and in response, Nixon ordered that the bombing of the area would continue but that the site of Myson would no longer be a target.
In 2000, Myson was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site which provides funding for protection and restoration and ensures its future for generations to come.
11:00am Depart for your hotel in Hoian city or Danang city
12:30am Arrive at your hotel in Hoian city/ Danang city
MYSON PRIVATE PACKAGE TOUR PRICE IN USD/ PERSON
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CHILD POLICY FOR MYSON TOUR
- Children age: 11year old up: charge 100%
- Children age: 5-10 year old: charge 50%
- Children age: 1-4 year old: FOC
MYSON PRIVATE PACKAGE TOUR INCLUDED
- Private transfer and tour with English or French speaking guide
- All entrance fees
- Mineral water during the tour
- Service chagre, handling fee and government tax
- Any tours and transfers that not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any meals, drink & beverages that not mentioned in the itinerary
- Any cancellaion within 48 hours prior to commencement of the service: 0% charge
- Any cancellaion within 24 hours prior to commencement of the service: 50% charge
- Any cancellaion within 12 hours prior to commencement of the service/No show: 100% charge
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