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My Son Sanctuary, Duy Xuyen

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Ruin Religious Site
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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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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  • We went quite early however still missed the show which was disappointing. The ruins are so beautiful and they are trying to rebuild them which is great. They suffered a great deal of damage during th...  more »
  • To put this review in perspective, I must note that my wife and I really enjoy seeing old temples, and we have been to many different temples in southeast Asia. Although the My Son Sanctuary is certai...  more »
  • Not being big fans of tours and bus rides we decided to hire scooters and ride from Hoi An to My Son it's a great way to see the local country side, can stop where and when ever you like. My Son is un...  more »
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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.