3 Routes from Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary
My Son Sanctuary is located near the village of Duy Phu (Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province), about 40 km southwest from Hoi An. The post shows you 3 routes to get to My Son Sanctuary from the centre of Hoi An.
1. Via Cam Kim Bridge (The most interesting and safe route)
Very interesting. And it is the safest route. You will have a chance to explore truly Vietnam rural villages with rice fileds, corn fields, rivers, bridges, boats. And meeting local people, buffalos, cows, ducks,… A half of the route passes small roads. So, it is a little bit difficult to ride. But safety. No big trucks, no big buses. No high-speed motorbike. Ride and enjoy Vietnam’s countryside.
Route: Hoi An Center > Cam Kim Bridge > Cam Kim Commune > Bàn Thạch Pagoda > Duy Vinh Commune > Duy Phuoc Commune > Nam Phuoc Town > Chìm Bridge > Sa Huynh – Champa Culture Museum > Trung Nguyên Cafe > My Son Sanctuary
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/wRnu6jZEo622
Important Update (from May 8th 2018): There is one bridge on the way (Ha Tan bridge) has been stopped to fix. So please ride through a temporary bridge that is located about 600 m atthe west of Ha Tan bridge. It is a bamboo and wood bridge but still fine to ride. If it is difficult to ride with a pillion at the back, please ride alone and the other one walks over the bridge. Location of the temporary bridge is here: https://goo.gl/maps/tGFzk2sNKTD2. After passing it, just follow the local citizens to come back to the main route suggested by the link above https://goo.gl/maps/wRnu6jZEo622.
Remarks: Because the Cam Kim bridge does not allow car to pass, you have to change to the option Walking when doing a search on Google Maps. In addition, remember to add a stop called “Be thui Khanh” (Duy Vinh, Hoi An, Quang Nam) at the between of start point (Hoi An) and the end point (My Son Sanctuary). This will show you the best route. If you do not add the above stop, Google Maps directs you to another route which passes a narrow bridge with low rail (very dangerous!!!!). Just follow the Google Maps link above.
2. Via Cua Dai Bridge
It is almost the longest route (about 52 km). The Cua Dai has just opened from March 2016. So this route is available from that time. The route is interesting also for riding. Because it passes a lot of countryside village with small house, local people.
Taken by Sy Tran Photographer (Facebook link: Sy Tran).
Route: Hoi An Center > Tran Nhan Tong Street > Cua Dai Bridge> Duy Thanh – Duy Nghia > Monkeys Coffee > Nam Phuoc Town > Chìm Bridge > Sa Huynh – Champa Culture Museum > Trung Nguyên Cafe > My Son Sanctuary
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/WjkrMtTT3bE2
Remarks: Add two stops “Cau Cua Dai” and “Monkeys Coffe” at the between of start point (Hoi An) and the end point (My Son Sanctuary) to find this route on Google Maps. A portion of the route (after you pass the Cua Dai bridge) is easy to ride because of almost no traffic. But sometimes there are big buses and cars at high speed. Be careful!
3. Via National Highway 1A
This is the main route which Google Maps shows when you make a search for Hoi An to My Son. The route is still good and beautiful. On the way, there are some ride fields, corn fields, farmers and buffaloes on the fields, traditional markets, small drining booths under the bamboo shadow,… But it has a section on the National Highway 1A. There are a lot of big trucks, big buses,… on the highway. So, if you ride not very well, it would be better to change to the route via Cam Kim Bridge as mentioned above (https://goo.gl/maps/48M6cnKPP2Q2).
Route: Hoi An Center > Tran Hung Dao Street > Hung Vuong Street > Pham Phan Street > Nguyen Du Street > National Highway 1A > Nam Phuoc Town > Chìm Bridge > Sa Huynh – Champa Culture Museum > Trung Nguyên Cafe > My Son Sanctuary
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/eAzw4rMAPpv