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Small-Group My Son Sanctuary Tour from Hoi An

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Hoi An, Vietnam
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Uncover the secrets of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed My Son Sanctuary during an exhilarating half-day excursion from Hoi An. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain fascinating insight into the rich heritage of the landmarks that decorate the ancient capital of the Champa Kingdom. Select from a start time to suit your schedule and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel. Visit the magnificent monuments with a small group and receive personalized attention from your guide on this intimate tour, on which numbers are limited to eight people.
  • Tour the UNESCO World Heritage Site with a knowledgeable guide
  • Marvel at the Hindu remains of tower-temples decorated in bas-relief
  • Round-trip hotel transport by minivan included
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight people ensures a personalized experience
Depart from your hotel in Hoi An in the morning or afternoon, depending on which time you selected, and climb aboard a spacious, air-conditioned vehicle. Admire the lush scenery as you travel towards the atmospheric site of My Son Sanctuary and marvel at the picturesque position of the UNESCO World Heritage Site when you arrive at the entrance. 

Follow your guide into the ancient enclave and listen as the prosperous past of tower-temples and colossal structures is brought to life. Visualize the original wooden material of the restored monuments and gain insight into the foundations of the Hindu religion as you explore. See sandstone bas-reliefs that depict mythological scenes and see physical devotions to deities like Krishna, Vishnu, and Shiva. 

After your enriching exploration of the site, head back to your Hoi An hotel where the tour concludes.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
My Son Sanctuary
One of the most stunning sights to see in Hoi An area is My Son, Vietnam’s most important site of the ancient kingdom of Champa. Between the 4th and 13th century a unique culture which owed its spiritual origins to Indian Hinduism developed on the coast of contemporary Vietnam. This is graphically illustrated by the remains of a series of impressive tower-temples located in a dramatic site that was the religious and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. Located in the heart of a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains ranges My Son was named a Cultural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1999. Originally built with wood, they were completely destroyed by fire in the 6th century and restored in the 7th century by Sambhuvarman who rebuilt the temples with locally made bricks. Up to the 13th century, more than 70 similar temples were built, establishing My Son as a sanctuary of Hinduism in the Champa Kingdom. The My Son Sanctuary is a remarkable architectural ensemble that developed over a period of ten centuries. It presents a vivid picture of spiritual and political life in an important phase of the history of South-East Asia.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included

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Poor guide
Jamie-Anne H
, Aug 2019
Just driven to and dropped at there. Not real depth of explanation of anything. Shame, I bet there is lots to know about this place!
star-5
Amazing tour!
nandnathalal
, Aug 2019
We really enjoyed the tour, service was great, very punctual and also informative. I would highly recommend it!
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Enriching experience!
Wanderer38464960661
, May 2019
Husband and I booked morning tour on May 2. Was hoping to start early as planned (7.30am) but was told the night before that pick-up time was to be pushed back to 8am to accommodate 2 additional persons in the group. The ride to My Son in the last row of the MPV was very uncomfortable with very limited headroom and legroom. However, fortunately or unfortunately, because the driver drove very fast, we were able to get there in about 45 minutes. It was a hair-raising ride with quite a few near misses when the driver kept driving on the opposite direction of the road. However, our guide "Thai" saved the day. He was most attentive and professional. The trip to My Son became a very enriching experience because of his in-depth knowledge of the place and history behind the ruins. He was also an excellent communicator. He literally made history come alive for us! We highly recommend this tour. Just a tip to share: We skipped the cultural show and went to the first ruins cluster to take photos before the crowd descended on the place after the show. Our guide joined us after that to give us the guided tour.
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Tour guide was an arrogant little turd...
Chris W
, Jun 2018
Tour guide was an arrogant little turd. Tour could have been done a lot better!
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Pick up in time. Nice walk in the...
Réka B
, Apr 2018
Pick up in time. Nice walk in the ruins. Eric the tor guide was great. Short tour, but deserve to see My Son.
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The local tour agency is Hoi An...
Lili W
, Apr 2018
The local tour agency is Hoi An Express. We found the guide to be informative and professional. We were picked up on time and there were a total of 8 people in the group.
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Excellent and very interesting...
JeffAZ
, Mar 2018
Excellent and very interesting excursion! I really enjoyed it. Keep your expectations in check if you've been to Angkor Wat. It's definitely not on that scale, but still worth seeing in my estimation.
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An interesting place to visit, but let...
dsarscott
, Mar 2018
An interesting place to visit, but let down by the poor English of the guide.
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Appalling service. Collected at 7:15...
Zoe E
, Mar 2018
Appalling service. Collected at 7:15 in Hoi An, driven to a Da Nang hotel and then on unwanted tour of marble shop - didn't arrive at My Son til 9:45! Only saw 2/7 sites and had to leave at 11. Paid £55 for a 3.5 hour minivan ride and
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Eric was a fantastic guide - he had...
Charlotte M
, Mar 2018
Eric was a fantastic guide - he had such a great sense of humour and has a lot of knowledge about My Son. Definitely reccomend the afternoon tour to avoid crowds and get uninterupted photos!

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