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My Son Sanctuary

Address: Da Nang, Vietnam
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Private Tour: My Son Day Trip from Hoi An
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Da Nang
Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The remains of the kingdom of Champa, which flourished from the 2nd...
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Type: Ancient Ruins, Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The remains of the kingdom of Champa, which flourished from the 2nd to the 15th century.
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Melbourne, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

The Cham temples at the My Son UNESCO World Heritage site 60km south of Danang were built by the Champa kings between the 4th and the 14th centuries and they are located there because the kings were looking for gold. Altogether there are 70 temples in 13 different groups. Many suffered damage from American carpet bombing in the 1970s but... More 

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Krakow, Poland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

Ruins are mostly destroyed, but part of them are really nice. If you are in Hoi An, take a half day tour for few bucks and when visiting, don't stay with your group. It's the only chance to avoid the crowd, take nice photos without zilion people in the background and have a nice chill out there.

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Daegu, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I stayed in Hoi An for a couple of days and went on an organised day tour to the My Son Ruins. I have yet to see anything like it so I can't compare it to the likes of Ankor Wat BUT I must admit, I was amazed by the sight. The history of the ruins is fascinating and to... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Though largely damaged during the war, the remains of the My Son Sanctuary are definitely worth a visit from people staying in Hoi An. It is amazing how ancient people built the temples in the way that they did, ways that we still have yet to figure out. I’d definitely recommend a tour group, they are cheap from Hoi An... More 

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South Shields, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

We travelled here for the 'sun rise' tour in middle of December 2014. Unfortunately it rained all morning whilst we were at the site. But, this created a beautiful mist on the trees. There are 3 sites altogether and you should get a guide to show you around. The use of the temples is very interesting. We paid $10 for... More 

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Madrid
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

These ruins are awe inspiring and well worth a visit. Many are in extremely poor condition, a few are being restored but there are plenty of original ruins still standing and you are able to get up really close to the history of this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We struck gold with our Tour Guides. The team of drivers and guides speak clear English and are very knowledgeable. I felt so safe with them. They took us through The Ancient Ruins. Our guide Tôw was awesome, we hiked up to the ruins and also saw some of the UNESCO sponsored restorations to the temple damaged from the War.... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It was very wet at the time of my visit to my son, I thought it was very peaceful with the walking tracks and the sound of the streams , the ruins are ok, but after seeing Ankor Wat In Cambodia I'm hard to impress, but still worth the time to go there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Getting to My Son from Danang is not easy as it takes about an hour to get there. Try to visit My Son Sanctuary when you are in Hoi An, a much closer, place. Recommend that you start early for the tour before the loads of buses arrive with massive number of tourist groups. We started out from Danang at... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

To be in the presence of structures built in the 4th+ century gives one a change feeling. Brick buildings built with such precision there was no use of mortar. The world must restore at least some of these impressive 'shrines'. A must see, perhaps not on a rainy day.

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