My Son Sanctuary Tour
- Departure time: 7:30 a.m or 13:00
- Wander around the lost Champa Kingdom dating back to the third century
- Marvel at the stunning valley surrounded by towering mountains
- Discover the temples and learn about the fascinating historical past behind this sanctuary of Hinduism
At a glance:
One of the most gorgeous sights that Hoi An has to offer is My Son Sanctuary, Vietnams most noteable site of the ancient Kingdom of Champa. It is located 37 kilometres from Hoi An, roughly a 1 hour drive. Between the 4th and 13th centuries, a culture which owed its religious origins to Indian Hinduism existed on the coast of contemporary Vietnam.
Today, it is still graphically illustrated by the remains of a spectacular sequence of tower-temples. These temples are located on a site that was the spiritual and political capital of the Champa Kingdom for most of its existence. Initially constructed with wood, the structures were fully destroyed by fire in the 6th century. They were then restored in the 7th century by Sambhuvarman, who rebuilt the temples with locally made bricks. Up until 13th century, more than 70 similar temples had been constructed, establishing My Son as a sanctuary of Hinduism within the Champa Kingdom.
To begin your My Son Sanctuary tour, you will be picked up from your hotel by one of our drivers – we will then begin the scenic route to My Son. Positioned within the heart of a breathtaking valley, you will be able to gaze upon the monumental mountains that surround it. Once you have arrived at our destination, you will be given the opportunity to explore the fascinating ruins, learn about the different structures and what historic role they played. Furthermore, you will to also be able learn why it is considered one of the most significant Hindu complexes in South East Asia. After experiencing the My Son Sanctuary and stopping for any priceless photos you would like to capture or you will be driven back to your hotel to end a truly captivating experience.
- Transfer and transportation as per itinerary
- Entrance fees
- Bottled drinking water
- English speaking tour guide (other languages available upon request)
- Travel insurance
- FOC for children 0-5 years old
- 50% off for children 6-10 years old
If you only want a transfer, please refer the price here: Transfer from Hoi An to My Son