The UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son

The UNESCO World
Heritage Site of My Son

Said to have shaped the foundation of Central Vietnam’s religion in the former days, UNESCO-protected
My Son is a sanctuary for delving deeper into the Champa Kingdom.A short drive
from Hoi An, this always is a bucket list favourite for any traveller.

WHY THIS TOUR?

Situated around 40 kilometres south-west of Hoi An and Da Nang in a lush green valley, My Son was the cultural and religious centre of the once powerful but now extinct Champa Kingdom.

To date, the site still represents one of the most outstanding Hindu temple complexes in South East Asia; in 1999 it was recognized by UNESCO as a world heritage site and remains as of today. This well-guarded site is an impressive collection of red-brick towers and sanctuaries built with no mortar, some of them as old as 1300 years.

TRAIL ITINERARY

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son

08:00 - 12:00

This morning-only tour starts with a welcoming smile from your guide and driver who are very eager to show you around this magnificent site. As you transfer from your hotel or resort in the southwestern direction to this UNESCO World Heritage Site of My Son, he/she will explain along the way about life is about before reaching this unmissable piece of history.

Via a short walk through a forest region, you will see the first red-bricked towers dooming up. My Son was heavily damaged during the years when combat and war raged through the country but, fortunately, enough has been spared (and partially renovated) to keep it under the watchful eye of UNESCO. Various temple ruins and relics of its stature are spreading over a large field, where sometimes nature has found its way, giving it a unique feeling.

It is said that when you visit My Son, you feel the energy of the Champa Kingdom. The walls are adorned with the sculptures of gods, priests, animals, and scenes of mythical battles and devotion. The complex was designed as a place of worship of Lord Vishnu. At one time, the site comprised over 70 temples, tombs, and numerous samples with historically vital inscriptions in Sanskrit and Cham related to the construction of My Son have been used to tell its story to all those entering its serene feeling realm.

Your guide for the morning will provide you with sufficient time to take pictures of this site before the journey back to your booked hotel/resort ends this half-day exploration of the My Son temple ruins. Based on the often extreme heat, avoiding the power of the sun after lunchtime and being out in the open, we only operate this tour in the morning.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

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INCLUSIONS

  • A half-day tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges

EXCLUSIONS

  • Tours, inclusions of any kind and other services that are not outlined in the tour description
  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)

GOOD TO KNOW

  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in Hoi An and inside Da Nang City centre. Transfers outside these areas such as along Da Nang beaches, harbour area and the Da Nang International Airport are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the TET celebrations (celebration of Vietnamese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal. We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We always will make efforts to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pickup and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • Please ensure that you bring sunglasses, a hat /cap and sunblock with a high SPF factor when traveling with us on this tour – even when it is cloudy, the sunrays still have an immense power.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This tour is operated only in the morning.

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