Hoi An “ Love of Life” Bicycle Tour.
Tour 5: the valley of Gods
Road: 50 kms, time: 7 hours.
( My Son holy land- World Cultural Heritage- for professional cyclists)
[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”195″ img_size=”full”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]8 a.m, we will start from your hotel. We will follow rural narrow roads heading west of Hoi An. We will go along Thu Bon river, the main water way to do business in Hoi An centuries ago. We will stop to take pictures of farmers, water buffaloes, crowded fish market.
Ride along the river, through some villages to Highway 1. From here, we will follow the former bridge to cross the river to a district town called Nam Phuoc. From here, we will turn to a smaller road heading west to the mountain ranges. On our way, we will go by green rice fields, some local markets, some rivers, small towns, and confucian cemeteries.
When the weather is sunny, the villagers dry rice, corns, chilli, tobacco leaves,.. making the road very colourful.
After about 3 hours, we will arrive at My Son. Park our cycles and refresh ourselves with fresh fruits and soft drinks. A chocolate bar is also welcome at this point.
Then we take a walk to the valley over a small hill. Firstly, we will watch a professional dance show. This is performed by native Cham artists.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”197″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]An interesting show!
When the Saranai trumpet sound is over, we will cross a small creek to the temple towers. There are old original brick towers appearing at the middle of the valley that can make your feeling moved. A few hundreds years old to more than one thousand years old temples located in the place where there are no people, no houses, no villages. They stay there with trees in jungle and “talk” about the sacred world which only they understand.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”198″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]At this corner is the Kalan built one thousand years ago to worship the god Siva. In front of this tower is the gate tower to separate the worlds. On the left is the stone basin to keep holy water. In the middle is the unique stone tower called “ the centre of the universe”,…
Many tales have to be told to understand the “Mecca” of Hindu followers in the whole Champa country a long time ago. We also see the statue of Recreation god: Brahma, the universe dance of the Destruction god: Siva, the holy column: Linga and many other Hindu gods and animals.
Many pictures will be taken in this impressive valley.
We will follow a shady and narrow path to walk back to the parking lot. Here, we will try the local food: fresh noodles with chicken or shrimps or pork or beef. Grilled rice cracker with sesame- delicious.
From this site, we will get on van to go back to Hoi An.
It is an impressive tour in your holiday![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]
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