My Son Sanctuary, Duy Xuyen

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#1 of 22 in Historic Sites in Quang Nam Province
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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  • August 18, 2017
    We visited on a private tour of half a day were arriving to the hotel stay & play package. Hoi an hotel from car arrived at the entrance gates of the ruins in about an hour. Gate near the toilets relatively clean. Will you take these areas is placed a little larger carts and pass through the gate, the focus remains. This is the Holy Land of ancient dynasties and yarn from around the 7th century in Central Viet Nam prospered, the Champa Kingdom. And there was built in red brick pagodas and temples, sculptures, such as Shiva. It was often enigmatic and mysterious ruins is building methods, such as the brickwork does not use glue, but in the aftermath of the Viet Nam war and grave robber battered many nostalgic relics. Gets really hot, I visited in August, with no moisture is pretty tight. In the Woods and say not too much shade, so don't forget heat, such as a hat, sunscreen. Also I think happens because public institutions are not going to tour.
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  • August 18, 2017
    My Son is interesting but on a small scale you can't compare it to Angkor Wat as it is so small compared to that. You will see ruins and if you take a guide with you like we did you will hear about th...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    You could not spend extensive time here due to the small size of the ruins. The ruins are interesting and there is a small museum at the site. It's for the individual to weigh up whether it is worth t...  more »
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  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 27, 2017
    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!
  • March 22, 2017
    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.
  • May 24, 2017
    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.
  • March 17, 2017
    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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