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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  • We organised a private car through Hoi An Orioles Travel (74 Ba Trieu Street, Hoi An). We deliberately left early to avoid the bus loads of tourists (departed Hoi An at 6.00-6.30am). Hoi An Orioles or...  more »
  • From the hotel halfway between Danang and Hoi an taxi arrived in about 50 minutes. In the dining room of the parking, driver's and buy tickets and broke up, ready to go. On the shared cart ride, arriving in five minutes. Souvenir shop and a canteen, toilet outside. Would you buy a drink here around the ruins, and hotter, so good. I felt to sightseeing and hiking. Staff does not want to go on a rainy day.
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  • My friends and I rented motorbikes with full tanks in Hoi An for ₫150,000; and it was a beautiful hour long drive through rice patties and small towns. Once there, it’s ₫150,000 to enter the UNESCO Wo...  more »
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  • This place would have once been spectacular but time and wars have taken their toll. Its still worth the visit but dont go after you have been to Cambodia or you will be disappointed. The path is easy to negotiate and they take you closer to the structures in little electric carts. Its a nice walk.
  • Historic site, worth seeing if you never been here. Would have been nicer if it wasnt ruined too much entrance fee 150,000 from guide tour(not sure what actual price)
  • If you are in the area I would definitely recommend you stopping there. Even though a major part of this historic site was damaged during the war, there are beautiful remains of the Cham civilization architectural style. There are several clutters of ruins spread over a wide area that you can explore via paths. It was really quiet when we were there and it reall created a mystic atmosphere.
  • Had a great time admiring the ancient architecture. Minus the weather though, it can be hot and humid. While I get used to the similar weather back in Malaysia, it will help to dress light, wear comfortable walking shoes, drink lots of water and have a small umbrella in hand. #greentrekkers
  • Fantastic experience. A must if you are staying in hoi an. I enjoyed it more than ancient town. However I deduct one star because they charge to park motorbike. Which after the high entrance fee I feel is unnecessary and annoying.

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Where to stay in Duy Xuyen

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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