My Son sanctuary is the holy land of Cham people with many temples were built from the seventh to the thirteen century. The drive is from Hue to My Son holy land and is finished at Hoi An, which give you the historical images and the most beautiful countryside of Vietnam with lovely settings of the nature on the way.
Depart from Hue city
Check out your hotel and leave Hue to Hoi An ancient town via My Son Sanctuary. Time departure is flexible, we can begin around 8h30 – 9h00, so you have more time to visit en-route.
Stop in the Fishing Village in Lap An lagoon
The first stop is a small fishing village in Lang Co town where we watched Vietnamese daily life unfold. Many families call the tiny fishing boats home and spend their days hard at work on the water.
Stop in Lang Co Bay
The prospect of a beach stop raised excitement levels and you can’t wait to feel the warm sand between your toes. Lang Co beach is the beautiful introduction to the Vietnam beach scene and you love dipping your toes in the ocean! If you don’t swim, we skip this beach and go direct to Hai Van mountain pass.
Driving over Hai Van Pass
The Hai Van pass route was made famous in a Vietnam Top Gear special where it was described as a ‘deserted ribbon of distraction’. You feel how fantastic is when your car driver through the clouds, sometimes you see the ocean on the foot of the mountain. Some remnants of the Vietnam War still stand at the top of the Hai Van Pass.
Driving along My Khe beach
Having made it safely through the Hai Van Pass it was time for some city and beach action with a stop at the My Khe Beach in Da Nang before reach to Marble Mountain. You can swim here instead Lang Co beach.
Climbing Marble Mountain
As the cluster of marble and limestone hills came into view we were intrigued by the mountains named after the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. We climbed to the top of Thuy Son (Water Mountain), the only accessible mountain, and it’s reward with old pagoda, caves and colorful carvings as well as outstanding views of Da Nang city below.
Visiting My Son Sanctuary
The main temples in My Son sanctuary worshiped a set of Linga or an image of Siva – a genie who protect the king lineages of Champa. The god who is worshiped at here is Bhadresvara, the king who founded the first ruling dynasty of the Amaravati region in the late fourth century.
Hoi An arrival
Our driver drops off at your hotel. You quickly fell in love with the lantern-lined streets crammed full of bicycles, tailors and souvenir shops candlelit lanterns light up the river of the ancient town. Finish trip!