Beauty Spots in Nha Trang

Stone Church

One of the destinations that you should not miss when coming to the coastal city of Nha Trang is the Stone Church.

Every year, Nha Trang city attracts many tourists. Besides famous sights such as the long beach with beautiful white sand beaches, the famous island as Hon Tre, Hon Tam with enough games on the beach, the Vinpearland resort, Vung Ro Bay, Cam Ranh. Nha Trang , etc. Many cultural and historical sites located on the city.

The church nestled on the peak of a small hill in the center of the central coast city of Nha Trang, Chanh Toa Church, or Nui (Mountain) Church, is an imposing architecture, standing superbly under the endless sky and above the ocean.

Located at 12 meters in height in the center of the city, the church attracts tourists not only by its elegant architecture but also by its poetic surroundings. Nha Trang stone church attracts many visitors, the cameraman and photographers inside and outside the country.

Viewed from far distance, the church looks as the boat in the middle of the coastal city with a big bell tower as the style of Western architecture. The church started construction in 1928 and was completed in 1933 by a French Catholic priest named Louis Vallet (1846-1945). At that time, 500 bombs were used to level the mountain by priest.

The church’s ancient architectural features attract many tourists; the church Mountains is also a meeting place for couple to take the wedding photos.

Long Son Pagoda

Location: Long Son Pagoda is located in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, on National Highway 1A, at the foot of Mount Trai Thuy.

Characteristic: The pagoda was open in the late 19th century and was reconstructed in 1940 with the modern architecture.

This pagoda was built to commemorate the monks and nuns who died while fighting against the Diem government.

The entrance and roofs are decorated with mosaic dragons constructed of glass and bits of ceramic tile. The main sanctuary is an attractive hall adorned with modern interpretations of traditional motifs. Note the ferocious nose hairs on the colorful dragons wrapped around the pillars on either side of the main altar.

Behind the pagoda, a big white Buddha (Kim Than Phat To) seated on a lotus blossom. Tourists can see the beautiful views of Nha Trang from the platform around the 14m-high figure, which was built in 1963.  As you approach the pagoda from the street, the 152 stone steps up the hill to the Buddha begin to the right of the structure. You should take some time to explore the chamring  off to the left, where there’s an entrance to another impressive hall of the pagoda.

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