It is regrettable for anyone to just visit Hoi An ancient town and ignore other places when they go to Quang Nam.
My Son Sanctuary is located in a valley in Duy Phu commune, Duy Xuyen district. It used to be the religious centre of the Champa kingdoms, about 20 km west of the capital Simhaphura (Tra Kieu).
My Son Sanctuary was built between the 4th and 13th centuries. It shows the brilliant development of the Champa civilization then.
My Son Sanctuary, consisting of more than 70 architectural works with historical, cultural, architectural, and artistic values, is considered similar to famous heritages in Southeast Asia such as Angkor, Pagan, and Borobudua.
My Son Sanctuary was recognised as a world cultural heritage on December 4, 1999.
The Vietnam’s heroic mother statue is 7km from Tam Ky and 45km from Hoi An. It was built to pay tribute to and commemorate Vietnamese heroic mothers, who contributed and sacrificed for the independence and freedom of the fatherland.
It is the place of preservation of objects, images, and documents relating to more than 100,000 Vietnamese heroic mothers across the country.
Lo Thung is likened to a mysterious rock "kingdom" with hundreds of strangely shaped caves stretching nearly 1km. It is a pristine, peaceful, fresh ecological space.
Lo Thung stone beach is also associated with the legend of giants once living there through the traces still carved on the rocks.
Sa Huynh Cultural Museum displays over 220 Sa Huynh cultural artefacts, dating back around 2,000 years and discovered through archaeological exploration and excavations at Hau Xa, Thanh Chiem, An Bang, Xuan Lam, etc. from 1989 to 1994.
They provide rich information about ancient residents of the Sa Huynh culture, the owner of the early port town of Hoi An, who had exchanges with China, India, and other countries in Southeast Asia.
The artefacts at the museum are considered the most unique collection of Sa Huynh culture in Vietnam today.
Loc Yen ancient village is 35 km from Tam Ky city, 80 km from Hoi An city. It is a typical cultural and ecological space of the Quang Nam midland region.
Several hundreds-of-years-old ancient houses are still preserved there. They are unique in architectural space, sophisticated in carving art, made of local jackfruit wood.
The village is a place where the talent and ingenuity of the artisans of Van Ha famous carpentry guild are preserved, which is shown in the turntable.
Besides, there is also a stone cultural space, including stone banks, stone tombs, and hundreds-of-year-old stone wells.