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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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  • Scenic temple ruins to be accessed by tourbus. The ride is a little long (1hr) and it might be better to hire a private guide on site or travel in a smaller group. Very beautiful mountains, ruins and ...  more »
  • Viet Nam to the ruins? Visit ago wasn't expecting too much, but look at the surprised. It was the Hindu ruins of Angkor. Is small in scale, and relief was very good. It is recommended to go in Da Nang, Hoi an area popular for, if you want to inspect the ruins slowly in the early hours of the morning.
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  • The sanctuary of My Son, we visited with a guide (day trip to Hoi An) is very interesting, because it is part of Vietnamese heritage on the site more or less well preserved buildings, some are in restoration
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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.
  • Đẹp cổ kính.
  • 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.