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  • Location: Hoi An, Vietnam
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Explore the magnificent temples of My Son on this essential half-day private tour from Hoi An. An important temple complex built by the Champa Kingdom over many centuries, My Son is located in a lush valley surrounded by high mountains – a spectacular sight! Your expert private guide leads you through the temple grounds and provides valuable information about their architectural, religious and cultural significance.

Highlights

  • Private tour of the My Son temple complex on a day trip from Hoi An
  • Explore the ruins of UNESCO World Heritage-Listed My Son Temple
  • Learn from your expert guide about the temples’ religious and cultural significance
  • Understand the historical power of the Champa Kingdom that built My Son and ruled the area for centuries
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by air-conditioned private vehicle included

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

With a private tour, you get to beat the My Son crowds and enjoy intimate and interesting insights from your own personal guide. As there's not much written information about the structures on site, having a guide helps you understand the history and informative details about the temple complex.

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: My Son Day Trip from Hoi An

Private Tour: My Son Day Trip from Hoi An

From the 4th to the 13th centuries, the Champa Kingdom flourished on the coast of Vietnam with My Son as its religious and intellectual center. After your private guide picks you up at your hotel, head out on the 30-mile (50-km) drive to the stunning ancient temple complex, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Located in a valley of dramatic beauty, the monuments of My Son are the most important constructions of the Champa Kingdom. As your guide takes you through the complex, learn about the history, architectural styles and cultural significance of the temples. Some 20 remain out of more than 70 temples that once spread out over this beautiful valley; several are well-preserved while others are in ruins, some damaged during the Vietnam War.

While you walk, get out your camera for photographs of the temples with dramatic mountain backdrops, and listen as your guide explains the influence of India and Hinduism on the Champa people and points out the Hindu deities memorialized at My Son.

After a fascinating morning of exploring the My Son temples, depart around noon to return to your Hoi An hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Very pleasant excursion - our guide was extremely knowledgeable and engaging.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Amazing tour. The guide and driver were happy and very knowledgeable. A beautiful temple in the mountains.

4 star rating: Recommended March 2014

Guide Mr Son speaks very good English, explaining the cites in detail. We ended early, and guide brought me to a local lunch place to eat. Great to have a Private Tour arranged.

3 star rating: Worth doing March 2014

Interesting tour, it's great to see areas like this being maintained and cared for. Our guide was knowledgeable about the history

3 star rating: Worth doing November 2013

This was a great trip to get some little insight into the Chama people. The site needs to be better prepared/cleared for visitors. There needs to be a readily accessible museum with dispays of artifacts interactive displays of the history behind these people. It probably won't happen because these were a people conquered by the Vietnamese. The work being done by archeologists in restoring the temples is fantastic and to be commended. Glad we went - just wish there was more displayed.

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