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My Son Sanctuary Tours

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My Son Sanctuary
Visit the ruins of ancient towers and temples on the emerald hills of central Vietnam at the My Son Sanctuary (Mỹ Sơn), a complex of brick and stone temples built by Hindu Cham kings between the fourth and 13th centuries. Today, the UNESCO World Heritage Site makes an easy day trip from Hoi An or Da Nang.

The Basics
My Son was once home to around 70 temples, plus additional structures. American bombing during the Vietnam War, when Viet Cong forces used the area as a base, damaged many temples, and the sanctuary is still riddled with craters.

Besides My Son, the largest temple and the site’s namesake, there’s an informative museum, a range of temple groups, and freestanding lingam (phallic symbols representing the god Shiva). If you’re into history, consider hiring a private guide, as many budget tours include stops for shopping and relatively little time on site. If you’re visiting from Da Nang, add a stop at Hoi An Old Town and its vibrant food scene. Photographers can opt for a tour that includes a Hoi An river trip at sunset.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entrance tickets include transportation on a shuttle bus from the parking lot to the ruins.
  • Demining groups have cleared the immediate area of unexploded ordnance from the Vietnam War, but it’s still advised to stay on the marked paths for safety.
  • Rough terrain, narrow paths, and stairs make My Son Sanctuary a challenge for travelers who use wheelchairs or strollers.

How to Get There
The My Son ruins sit in central Vietnam, about 25 miles (41 kilometers) east of Hoi An and around 27 miles (43 kilometers) south of Da Nang. There’s no public transportation, and Vietnamese traffic is not for the faint-hearted, so the easiest way to travel is on a tour or with a private driver.

When to Get There
The My Son Sanctuary is open from early morning until late afternoon, seven days a week. To beat the summer heat and crowds, arrive early. As with all Vietnamese tourist attractions, My Son is best avoided around the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday in late January or early February.

Cham Kingdom Sites in Vietnam
My Son Sanctuary is the best known of Vietnam’s Champa relics—the remains of a kingdom that once sprawled across much of south and central Vietnam. Other Cham Kingdom sites include the Po Nagar Cham Towers outside Nha Trang, still used for worship today; the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture; and, further south, the 13th-century Po Klong Garai Cham Towers.
Address: Duy Phu Commune, Duy Xuyen District, Quang Nam Province, Vietnam
Admission: Varies
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My Son Sanctuary: Small Group Tour at 6am

My Son Sanctuary: Small Group Tour at 6am

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This tour is a great offer to help guests BEAT THE CROWDS, AVOID THE HEAT and enjoy the sanctuary of their own. Inspired after 7 guiding years of a local real KNOWLEDGEABLE guide. 6:00 am is the best time to capture the most beautiful photos at the sanctuary Accompanied with one of the excellent English speaking guides who GREW UP near the temples and HAS WORKED at the sanctuary LONG ENOUGH TO KNOW IT AT HAND. After visiting the ancient temples, taking the best photos, listening to historic stories from the unique guide. Visitors will rest in a local restaurant and have breakfast and coffee (included). Guests will be told about Vietnam war, local lives, traditional and cultural practice, Cham values being retained in the local community. This won't be a part of any other suppliers. Travelers will have some free time to look at My Son museum (included) before heading back to the van. Then travelers will be dropped back to the hotels and save much time for other activities.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$21.00
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$21.00
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My Son Sanctuary Luxury Trip

My Son Sanctuary Luxury Trip

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History and culture enthusiasts will love this fun day out, which includes a visit to the Hindu temples of My Son, a cooking class and lunch at a local home, and a boat ride. Travel to My Son easily in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Learn all about the town's Hindu heritage on a guided walking tour, then learn to make typical Vietnamese food, before relaxing on a peaceful boat ride back to Hoi An.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.54
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$41.54

Small-Group My Son Sanctuary Tour from Hoi An

Small-Group My Son Sanctuary Tour from Hoi An

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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.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.00
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$39.00

My Son Sanctuary Half-Day Tour from Hoi An

My Son Sanctuary Half-Day Tour from Hoi An

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Discover the fascinating history of the ancient Champa culture during this 4-hour trip to the My Son archaeological site from Hoi An. This UNESCO World Heritage site was a key center of the Champa kingdom as early as the 3rd century, with building and activity continuing until the 14th century. During your visit you’ll have a chance to admire the collection of tower-temples that dot this ancient site, learning about the history and culture of the now-defunct civilization. Your visit to My Son also includes site entrance fees, a guide, round-trip hotel transport and bottled water.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$39.00
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$39.00
Taking safety measures

Private Tour: Half-Day at My Son Sanctuary

Private Tour: Half-Day at My Son Sanctuary

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The ancient Hindu temples of the My Son Sanctuary are a UNESCO World Heritage site and just an hour’s drive from Hoi An. On this tour, benefit from the undivided attention of a private guide, who can explain the fascinating history of the Champa Kingdom and point out architectural highlights on a walking tour of the temples.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

Sunrise My Son Sanctuary Private Tour (Oriental Colours Travel Company)

Sunrise My Son Sanctuary Private Tour (Oriental Colours Travel Company)

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Unlike the majority of excursions, this tour visits My Son Sanctuary at sunrise, when temperatures are lowest and crowds are at a minimum. Ideal for history buffs, this private option promises undivided attention from your guide and comes with convenient round-trip transfers from Hoi An, which ensure you stay cool and have more time to focus on the scenery.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$53.40
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$53.40
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My Son Sanctuary from Hoi An with Thu Bon River Cruise

My Son Sanctuary from Hoi An with Thu Bon River Cruise

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Discover the ancient Cham architecture of My Son Sanctuary on a full-day tour from Hoi An that includes a cruise along the Thu Bon river. Learn the story of the Cham culture while strolling through a complex of tower-temples at My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage Site built from the 4th century to the 13th century. Next, see villages and countryside scenery on the banks of the Thu Bon river, stopping at a traditional carpentry village to see local crafts. With pickup at selected Hoi An hotels, this tour includes lunch and all transport.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.25
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$26.25

Private My Son Sanctuary tour with admission & lunch

Private My Son Sanctuary tour with admission & lunch

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Travelers who are interested in ancient architecture, history and culture of Champa civilization but being worried about having neither a good tour nor a good guide. We are confident and proud of ourself as having best knowledge and English command about Cham culture and history because we work in the place as expert and on-site guide. Travelers can find it easy to see if the guide is good by following us on Youtube, regard to "My Son Sanctuary 6 am Hoi An city tour". From this site, guests will be able to gain some basic information about the temples while trying to make it sure the experience will be run with an excellent guide. After visiting the temples, it will be time for lunch in a local restaurant with good food and air-con. Tour ends after lunch and guests will be dropped back to Hoi An / (Da Nang)*.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.50
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$46.50
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My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Ancient Town Small-Group Tour

My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Ancient Town Small-Group Tour

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Explore historic landmarks of central Vietnam on a full-day tour that takes in My Son Sanctuary in the morning, and Hoi An Ancient Town in the afternoon. Your knowledgeable guide shares the history of these iconic UNESCO World Heritage sites enjoy an in-depth experience of the temples, heritage buildings and stunning landscapes. Your tour includes a delicious Vietnamese lunch at a restaurant in Hoi An. Limited to only seven people on this small-group tour, which includes entrance fees, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Danang and Hoi An.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$58.00
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$58.00
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Private My Son Sanctuary and Marble Mountains tour with lunch

Private My Son Sanctuary and Marble Mountains tour with lunch

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My Son Sanctuary: • Visit UNESCO World Heritage site with a knowledgeable & professional tour guide • Find out how the Cham people built the temples without using mortar • Learn about the Champa Kingdom and the temples at Mỹ Sơn.    Marble Mountains • Visit the Local Marble Sculpture Village to see how skillful artisans carving marbles and relax before taking the elevator up  • Explore the natural beautiful caves and visit the Holy Buddhist temple  • Enjoy the stunning view from summit of mountains
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.45
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$90.45
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My Son Sanctuary and Marble Mountain Day Trip from Hoi An

My Son Sanctuary and Marble Mountain Day Trip from Hoi An

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-We travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremonies of kings of the Champa civilization and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Though the complex has been destroyed over time, we still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area. We also spend time to visit Tra Kieu Church on the way back to Marble Mountain -The Marble Mountains are famous for their traditional stonemasonry activities. In Dong Hai village close to Thuy Son, 600 families chisel stone statues, jewellery, and art work. Marble from the Marble Mountains has been exported to many countries.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.26
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$96.26
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My Son Half Day Private Tour From Hoi An

My Son Half Day Private Tour From Hoi An

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Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed My Son temple complex with your own private guide on this half-day tour from Hoi An. Learn about the the history of My Son and the Champa Kingdom with the benefit of a guide who shares insightful commentary at each destination. You can even watch a live musical performance by people in Cham traditional dress.
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  • 4 hours
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$48.72
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$48.72
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My Son & Marble Mountains Day Trip with Lunch from Hoi An

My Son & Marble Mountains Day Trip with Lunch from Hoi An

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Discover the fascinating history of the Champa at My Son and the beautiful scenery of the Marble Mountains during this full-day trip from Hoi An. Start your day at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son, exploring the wealth of abandoned towers left behind by the ancient Champa civilization. After enjoying an included lunch in Hoi An, continue to Ngu Hanh Son (the Marble Mountains) to take in the area’s natural caves, beautiful pagodas, and mountaintop views.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$85.00
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$85.00
Taking safety measures

My Son Sunset Small Group Tour with boat trip

My Son Sunset Small Group Tour with boat trip

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*) Small group tour with English speaking tour guide *) Enjoy sunset on the way back Hoi An with boat trip in Thu Bon river *) Free pick-up at hotel/homestay in Hoi An town.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$33.29
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$33.29
Price varies by group size

MY SON SUNRISE TOUR From HOI AN or DA NANG

MY SON SUNRISE TOUR From HOI AN or DA NANG

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Beat the heat—and the crowds—by arriving early at My Son Sanctuary. During this private tour you’ll learn from your guide about the Champa Kingdom that ruled for centuries in Vietnam. At the World Heritage Site, see ancient temples built in a beautiful valley surrounded by jungle and mountains. Watching the sunrise is just a bonus.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.29
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$51.29

My Son Holyland , Hoi An Ancient City Tour With Night Market , Sampan Boat Ride

My Son Holyland , Hoi An Ancient City Tour With Night Market , Sampan Boat Ride

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TOUR PROGRAM : 12:00 p.m: Our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Da Nang or Hoi An City,The first stop on this tour is the UNESCO World Heritage listed My Son Sanctuary. My Son was the capital city of Champa Kingdom (around the 4th to 13th century). It is a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers connecting to each other with complicated red brick designs. Your licensed guide will provide you with in-depth information on the history of each temple. After That We go to Hoi An city (Unessco).You will explore the ancient old town with highlights at Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, Tan Ky Ancient commercial house, Japanese covered bridge, Cultural and historical museum, local market.Next, a Sampan boat cruise along small river about 20 minutes to experience Hoi an life at early Night Time. Next, We have dinner & Visit Night Market . Finish The Tour and send you back to Your Hotel in Da Nang or Hoi an city
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.83
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Discover My Son Sanctuary From Hoi An - Half Day Tour

Discover My Son Sanctuary From Hoi An - Half Day Tour

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Are you a culture reseacher? Are you an architect? Are you an archeologist? Or are you just a normal tourist? Well, whoever you are, you should pay a visit to this holy land to have understanding of a Vietnam’s ancient cultural element of unique sacred and mysterious beauty. This is a one day trip which is organized daily for tourists who are already staying in Hoi An and want to discover My Son Holly Land
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.54
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$25.54

Half-Day My Son Bike Tour from Hoi An

Half-Day My Son Bike Tour from Hoi An

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Pedal from Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary on a half-day, small-group bike tour that explores small villages and rural landscapes. You’ll cover roughly 15.5 miles (25 km.) of quiet paths and country roads, getting an up-close look at daily life in the Hoi An countryside, then visit the My Son ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose temples and towers are surrounded by thick jungle. To ensure personal service throughout the day, group size is limited to eight people.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.36
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Private DayTrip to My Son Holyland & Marble Mountain Tour from Da Nang or Hoi an

Private DayTrip to My Son Holyland & Marble Mountain Tour from Da Nang or Hoi an

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With minimal signage, the ancient My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site, can be hard to comprehend. Learn all about the Champa culture—and this historic site—from your private guide on this convenient door-to-door tour. Besides My Son, experience the Marble Mountains with their caves, pagodas, and sweeping views, and tuck into a local lunch.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$82.06
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Amazing My Son Sanctuary Sunset Tour

Amazing My Son Sanctuary Sunset Tour

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Amazing My Son Sunset Tour is a good option for all travelers who loves history and taking photo. Travelers can visit My Son Sanctuary in afternoon time. There are 2 activities in this tour: visiting the site and take a boat trip on river
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$28.00
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$28.00

My Son sanctuary private tour with on-site guide

My Son sanctuary private tour with on-site guide

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Travelers who are interested in ancient architecture, history and culture of Champa civilization but being worried about having neither a good tour nor a good guide. We are confident and proud of ourself as having best knowledge and English command about Cham culture and history because we work in the place as expert and on-site guide. We advertise our product on our Youtube channel: "my son sanctuary 6 am" which can be watched easily to promote travelers to our product. The tour is offered at its best price because we only help arrange the vehicles to transfer guests to My Son sanctuary and drop guests back to the accommodations in Hoi An, Da Nang,... We meet travelers here in My Son Sanctuary and help you have the best cultural and architectural experience about Champa civilization.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
Price varies by group size
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$42.00
Price varies by group size

My Son Sanctuary Sunset - small group tour

My Son Sanctuary Sunset - small group tour

As travelers have experienced many beautiful sites in Vietnam, and witnessed these attractions from being occupied by hips of people during the peak-time of the day. It does mean "the most patient man can't wait for the best shots". Considering the tour at a different time set is one of the best choices to discover the ancient art-work at My Son Sanctuary. Visitors arrive at the temples when the sun almost fall behind the mountains around the valley, and the big groups of visitors will have left the site quieter. It is not much different from sunrise tour, the time treats us well with beautiful shots while listening to historic stories from our good English speaking guides. At the end of the visit is a show of dance art performed by both Viet and indigenous Cham artists and dancers. When travelers have finished their visit at the temples, and driven to a a boat station, their trips would continue with a boat ride on the beautiful Thu Bon river on their way back to hotels in Hoi An
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$25.00
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$25.00

Hoi An Ancient city and My Son Sanctuary day trip including lunch and guide

Hoi An Ancient city and My Son Sanctuary day trip including lunch and guide

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HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN Take a step back in time on a walking tour of HoiAn Ancient Town - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A private guide leads you through the well-kept historic district of this once-prosperous seaport city. MY SON SANCTUARY This tour is a must-see for those who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations. My Son sanctuary was an imperial city during the Champa civilization, between the 4th and the 12th centuries
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  • 6 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.89
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$96.89
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MY SON SANCTUARY SUNRISE Private Tour FROM DA NANG OR HOI AN

MY SON SANCTUARY SUNRISE Private Tour FROM DA NANG OR HOI AN

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Highlights Visit the lost Champa Kingdom that dates back to the 3rd century Marvel at the beautiful valley surrounded by towering mountains Explore the temples that were rebuilt in the 7th century Learn about the fascinating history behind Hinduis 5:00-5:30am: Our professional tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel. - 6:00- 6:30 Arriving in My Son - the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Acient buidings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide. - 8:00- 8:30am Driver and our guide will bring back your hotel.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$49.00
Price varies by group size
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$49.00
Price varies by group size

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