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My Son Sanctuary, Duy Xuyen

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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. Before you head to Duy Xuyen, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Duy Xuyen vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Duy Xuyen has to offer, including My Son Sanctuary.
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  • About 1 hour from Hou An. Road there was quite bumpy in spots. When we got there around 9am, it wasn't particularly busy. Much busier when we left. We were on a semiprivate tour. Start with a quick vi...  more »
  • We went with the scooter to visit this archaeological site ... What about breathtaking location in this lush valley, green and remarkably hot. If you are feeling to drive do scooter, the landscape, left the chaos of Hoi han is wonderful. It takes about an hour and a half and it shows the real Viet Nam. Arrived at the parking site (5000 dong), you enter (150000 dong) and you are transported on electrical machines up to the real site, which is about two kilometers. From there walk you get to visit what remains after the ravages of time and war, I would say very little, unfortunately, by now some temples are nothing but brick racks. If you have already seen other sites like Angkor Wat, you won't be disappointed. Still worth it overall.
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  • In our experience My Son is better than Angkor Wat and much more comfortable. Visited both on hot days and My Son provided an electric buggy to drive us 2km and the walk through the forest was mainly ...  more »
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  • The attraction itself is just so so. Ruins that are beeing systematically modified/rebuilt. To see it, we had to stand quite a lot in the burning sun. I regret not having some kind of a hat. However, it is well organised with small shops and electrical cars for half of the trip up. I would prefer to walk there, though, as most of the road was shady, anyway.
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  • It takes about 1 hour from the city to this place and is better to take a half day tour for visiting this place than come here by yourself with motorbike (too hot to drive on the road). Totally, such a wonderful and historic place to visit in Asia.
  • A rustic beauty & unspoiled nature, the undeniable charm of Champa sculpture & architecture! The UNESSCO registered the My Son Sanctuary Site as a World Cultural Heritage Site that is “a typical example of cultural exchanges” and “the only evidence of a lost Asian civilization”. It used to be the religious and cultural capital of the Champa Kingdom. This is a place that you should visit at least once in your life if you love culture and nature
  • Good historical site but not the best in south East Asia. It's quite small and if you're like me and I've seen the temples in other South East Asia countries like Bagan, Myanmar, then it will not necessarily disappoint, but you'll have seen similar, bigger and better. What it does have is a well set up and run system for tourists. I spent 1 hour here. Worth the visit if you're in the area, but don't travel miles for this.