My Son UNESCO World Heritage Half-Day Tour - Hoi An
OverviewSituated 50 kilometers southwest of Hoi an in a lush green valley, My Son was the cultural and religious center of the once powerful but now extinct Champa Kingdom. It 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 protected sight is an impressive collection of red-brick towers and sanctuaries built with no mortar, some of them as old as 1300 years.
- Step back in time on a history tour
- Family friendly
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Situated around 40 kilometers southwest of Hoi An in a lush green valley, My Son was the cultural and religious center of the once powerful but now extinct Champa Kingdom. It 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 protected sight is an impressive collection of red-brick towers and sanctuaries built with no mortar, some of them as old as 1300 years.
This morning tour only starts with a welcoming smile of your guide and driver who will be eager to show you around this magnificent site. As you transfer from your hotel or resort in 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 important piece of history.
Via a short walk through a forest region, you will see the first red-bricked towers dooming up. My Son was severely damaged during the war years but still enough has been spared (and partially renovated) to keep it under the watchful eye of UNESCO. Various temple ruins are spread 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 stele with historically important inscriptions in Sanskrit and Cham.Our guide 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 lunch time and being out in the open, we only operate this tour in the morning.
Inclusions for My Son UNESCO World Heritage Half-Day Tour
- A half day tour with a professional English-speaking guide.
- Transportation by car / mini-van / coach with professional driver.
- All entrance and donation fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
- All applicable taxes and service charges
Exclusions for My Son UNESCO World Heritage Half-Day Tour
- 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 and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
- Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
- Transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations,otherwise supplementary charges will be applied
- 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)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Based on 2 adult minimum
Morning tour is recommended to avoid the afternoon heat
Surcharge for guide during TET (Vietnamese New Year)
Minimum age to take tour is 2
This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide.
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 appreciate your understanding on this.
Due to the nature of this tour, we regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests are advised that some walking is required during this excursion; we always ensure that we take the most comfortable ways from the entrance of the sight to the sight itself.
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 accommodation.
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 48 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 48 hours may be on request.
We recommend wearing light, comfortable cotton clothing and comfortable shoes.
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