My Son Sanctuary, Duy Xuyen

Listed as a World Heritage Site, My Son Sanctuary served as a burial place for the Cham royalty and a sacred site for Hindu ceremonies. Built between the 4th and 14th centuries in a blend of architectural styles, the cluster of partially ruined tower-temples remains one of the oldest archaeological sites in the region. Inspect many types of religious stone buildings on the site, such as a brick sanctuary, gate-tower, and a house sheltering valuables offered to the deities. Inside you can find many inscriptions in Sanskrit and old Cham, which portray the ancient rulers' need to receive affirmation from the divine. Using our international travel planner, Duy Xuyen attractions like My Son Sanctuary can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • After being in busy Hoi an for 5 days the serenity of this place was just what I needed. Go early, we had the place to ourselves. Get a guide so you can get the most out of it. Another tip, I've trave...  more »
  • Local book and applied on a tour of the English interpreter in Chinese list. Cheap tours was one 159000 Don. Around the accommodation in a large-sized buses, arrive in an hour or so from Hoi an. Tour is organized activities. Bus with admission signs passed card such as card companies on behalf of persons. This was instead of tickets. Often do not know the explanation in English, proper remains to be seen.. Only see the remains humid and often do not know, so it became a disappointing tour. If Japan Japanese tour was little study of the ruins.
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  • From Da Nang 1 time I was a little. Is a world heritage site, and the site was. Favourite historical person is fun, so to, but I was feeling a little disappointed
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  • A beautiful valley with picturesque, almost a millenium old ruins of Champa temples, heavily destroyed by US carpet bombings during the war in Vietnam. Many of them are now partially (and well) restored. I give it only 4 stars, because comparing to the Khmer temples in Angkor in neighbouring Cambodia they seem small and humble.
  • Fun day trip from Hoi An or Danang. Keep in mind that these are ruins - not really bit temples like you'd see in Bagan or at Angkor. Still interesting to see though!
  • Interesting spot to visit. Nice photo ops. Yet basically old bricks and dirt from the past. If you like history there is much there with English wording. Electric cars to take you around and a lot of china souvenirs.
  • Beautiful place to visit! I thought it was overpriced and a bit rich to charge so much to view cultural relics as I expected this to be free but other than I would recommend for sure.
  • Huge lack of information about the sanctuary. If you want to take noce pictures and selfies, this is a great place. If you want to know more about Champa kingdom.... better open a book.

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All visitors to Duy Xuyen come as part of a day trip from elsewhere, as there aren't any accommodations in the district. Most come from Hoi An, located to the northeast. An established tourist town with plenty of charm, attractions, and places to stay, Hoi An also has an abundance of tour operators running trips to the temples in Duy Xuyen. The accommodations in this old riverside town include homely guesthouses and homestays, upmarket hotels, and budget-friendly hostels.
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