As we all know, My Son used to be the holy site for the Cham people from 7th to 13th century. It was the sacred site where the Cham people came to give lots of offerings to Hindu Gods. This is  a “must see” place while you are in Hoi An. Hence, you not only visit the very ancient Hindu temples but also admire the masterpiece as well as the talent, skill of Cham people to remember a lost glorious civilisation that had been in central Vietnam for so long. So as to help tourists out explore My Son Holyland in the afternoon and stay away from the hustle and bustle of My Son in the morning, Premium Travel Vietnam (PTV) organize My Son Sanctuary Sunset Tour.



Amazing My Son Sanctuary – Vietnam


-Tour duration: 04 – 05 hrs

13:00 hrs: Pick up at hotel in Hoi An and then transfer to My Son Sanctuary

14:00 hrs – 14:20 hrs: Arrive in My Son, get transfer by mini van or golf cart

14: 20 hrs – 14:40 hrs: Starting to visit the site, enjoy amazing Hindu temples, taking beautiful pictures

15:30 hrs – 15:40 hrs: Finishing visiting the site

16:10 hrs – 16:20 hrs Boat trip on Thu Bon river

17:15 hrs – 17:30 hrs Back to hotel

-Type of tour: Private tour with private car and tour guide

-Notes: Time can be flexible



Mysterious My Son Sanctuary


To start My Son Sanctuary Sunset Tour, in the afternoon the guide and the driver will come to collect you at the hotel in Hoi An and we will directly transfer you to My Son Holyland.

As you know, My Son Sanctuary was an important religious center for the Cham people who lived in central Vietnam for many centuries. Due to abundant forestry and maritime industries, the Cham kingdom used to be the most prosperous one in Southeast Asia. Therefore, the trading with neighboring nations had spread out, especially many Indians coming for commerce with the Cham people.

Consequently, the Indian culture strongly impacted on the Cham culture. So, the Cham built many Hindu temples to worship Hindu gods who they believed Protectors of Cham Kings and its kingdom.

Therefore, My Son Sanctuary typically symbolized for the cultural exchange and an consolidation of domestic culture with international influences. This former holy site demonstrated the role of the Cham Kingdom in the process of establishing culture, politics of Southeast Asia region.


My Son Sanctuary Ruins


Today, My Son Sanctuary lies in a dense forest surrounded by giant mountain range. It has a total of 13 groups with more than 70 temples.  The main temple of Kalan in the middle of group where the Cham people used to worship a set of Linga and Yoni that represent fertility. Also, the main temple of Kalan is similar to Mount Meru, symbolizing for accommodation place of Hindu Gods. Besides, there are gate temple of Gopura, meditation house of Mandapa where people prepare ceremonial offerings. And some of auxiliary temples around the main temple will play different functions. The special thing is all of them are made of terracotta bricks with stone pillars, decorating with sand stones pedestal telling us mythologies of Indian culture.

On arrival in My Son Holy Land, we will get transfer by golf cart and then 10-minute walk will lead us to the main site of My Son. Then we will start our My Son Sunset Tour by wandering around this amazing Hindu complex and pay a visit to main groups of B, C, D first. Following that is another visit to group G which was built on the hill. Eventually, we will be heading to groups of E and F.


Boat ride on Hoi An river


After all, when we finish, we will walk back out and then the car will take us back to Hoi An. On the way, we will stop at Cau Lau bridge for a boat ride.

At arriving at Cau Lau bridge, we will embark on motorized boat for boat trip on Thu Bon river. So, it is such a relaxing, pleasant time for you to gaze at beautiful scenery of the river on two sides. Sometimes, you will see many big boats running up and down the river filled with lot of sand. The sweat of people and the sound of machine seem to fade away their hardship.

Surprisingly, if the weather permits, we can grab some amazing pictures of sunset, watch the changing of th different colors in the sky. You will have peaceful feeling when seeing the orange and yellow hues intertwining up above.

Finally, our boat will take you back to the hotel. Our My Son Sanctuary Sunset Tour will come to an end here.



Sunset on Hoi An river


Booking My Son Sanctuary Sunset Tour, we will take you to admire the talent of Cham people as well as their artful techniques in building the temples. So, the ancient Cham people had sent their soul to the earth, building up such a glorious, sacred, magic sanctuary. This architectural carving museum is priceless that many of us will take a lot of longer time to understand it.

Moreover, through the guidance of tour guide, you will know about unique Cham culture and their lifestyle along with Hinduism in Vietnam. Lastly, a boat ride on the Thu Bon river is so refresh with nice breeze to cool us down and for you to get awesome sunlight at the end of the day. This is definitely worth doing My Son Sunset Tour from Hoi An.


If you are in Hoi An, Vietnam and would like to think about booking My Son Private Sunset Tour, kindly contact us at for more details and assistance about this trip. We will make the best trip with memorable experience.

Tour inclusion Tour exclusion
– Good, comfortable vehicle with air conditioning

– Experienced driver

– Professional English speaking guide

– Entrance tickets

– Cold water and wet tissue


– Travel insurance

– Other expenses

– Soft drinks and beverages

– Tips and gratuities

Things to bring Travel tip

-Fully charged camera; Sun cream; Climbing shoes; Caps/hats; Sun glasses; Insect spray; Shoulder covers


In months of October, November, December, January, February; it normally rains in My Son, let’s bring rain coats with you. For the rest of the year, it is usually hot and humid.



  • Tour departs in the afternoon from Hoi An city. Please take note that, we ONLY watch sunset in nice, sunny days. Sometimes, due to bad weather or monsoon or rainy days, we will NOT see sunset. And we will not organize the tour in case of bad weather such as flooding or storms (between mid-Sep and January)

Children policy

  • FOC for children under 5 years old
  • 50% charge for children from 6 to 12 years old
  • Full charge as adults for children over 12 years old



Sunset on boat trip


So, if you come to central Vietnam and would like to find a professional travel agent in Hoi An for My Son Vietnam Sunset Tour, do not hesitate to contact us:

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