MARBLE MOUNTAINS – MY SON HOLY LAND –FULL DAY TOUR
Marble Mountains will make a great idea -Marble Mountains, also known as Ngu Hanh Son, is the group of five hills, made of limestone and marble. They look like 5 fingers lying close to the sea. There are several caves, caverns, pagodas, many stairs and 2 spectacular viewing points. They are also home to several Buddhist sanctuaries and Hindu grottoes which are much visited places of worship for the local population. The Marble Mountain has become one of the must-see destinations for those who enjoy the beauty of nature and want a respite from the busy urban areas.
MY SON HOLY LAND
My Son holy land was once a religious and political center of the mighty Champa Kingdom which flourished all over central and south Viet Nam from 7th century to 13th century. The exquisite complex comprised 70 structures built by Cham kings to commemorate important events during their reigns. However, about 20 of these sites were nearly destroyed and many others were partly ruined by aerial bombs during the American war. Only 25 monuments remain intact today and parts of these are deteriorating due to weather conditions and vegetation overgrowth.
Despite this My Son sanctuary is still the finest example of Cham architecture in Viet Nam. It is still unknown how, and by what kind of substance, Cham people could stick these red baked bricks together to form such solid structures. There are high shrine towers with double pillars, solid walls, elaborate carvings and striking sculptures. All reflect the exclusive beauty of Cham culture. There are also many valuable artifacts (mainly sculptures) found in the archaeological site and displayed in the Cham museum in Da Nang city.
While not as extensive as Angkor Wat in Cambodia or Ayutthaya in Thailand, My Son boasts its own charm and glorious history. It is the first inhabited site of Indian Hindu civilization in Southeast Asia.
8:00 am – 9:30 am
- Pick you up at hotel.
- Departure for Marble Mountains
9:30 am – 11:30 am
- Here you will discover many caves and marvel at their varied beauty and uses. The Buddhist pagodas add more interest and the visit to the traditional marble carving village gives the opportunity to buy some souvenirs if you like.
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
- Leaving Marble Mountains for lunch. After lunch, we will visit My Son holy land.
- Coming back hotel at 6:30 pm.
- Air-con vehicles
- Local English speaking guide
- 1 bottle of water, boat trip.
Exclusion: Dinks, tickets and other personal expenses
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