Nha Trang Cultural City
This SeaDream panoramic land adventure will include the landmarks of Nhatrang City, Long Son Pagoda & Ponagar Cham Tower with fantastic time for shopping at Dam Market, which is full of local specialties. Nha Trang is a small sleepy town spread out along the length of a beautiful sandy beach, with a backdrop of hills and rocky outcrops. Begin the orientation to this coastal capital at the Long Son Temple. Founded in the late 19th century and re-built several times, it is now home to less than ten monks. The entrance and roofs are decorated with mosaic dragons made of glass and ceramic tile. At the top of the hill behind the pagoda is the huge white Buddha, seated on a lotus blossom overlooking the city. Those who choose may climb the 152 stone steps leading to the giant white Buddha. There are superb views of the city from the platforms around the Buddha (almost 5 feet high). The platforms were built in 1963 and dedicated to Buddhist monks and nuns who doused themselves with gasoline and set themselves on fire in protest against the policies of the government in the time of the Diem presidency. Continuing your Land Adventure, walk across Xom Bong Bridge to photograph the abundant fishing boats moored in the shallow Nha Trang Harbor. Boats are painted brightly in blue and red - a colorful sight along the path to Po Nagar Cham Towers. The towers were built between the 7th and 12th centuries on a site used for Hindu worship. Situated on a hill outside the city, it originally included 8 towers, 4 of which still stand. The highest tower (75 feet) was built in 817 in honor of Princess Po Nagar, who had taught weaving and new agricultural technologies to the people of the region. Today, both ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists come to Po Nagar to pray and make offerings according to their beliefs. (Shoes should be removed before entering any of the four remaining towers.) Leave the Po Nagar tower for a photo stop at the Chong Promontory. This is one of the most scenic places for photos in Nha Trang. Your licensed guide will tell you how to imagine a great fairy lying on their back in front of your eyes. You may also picture the husband rock and the wife rock. On this promontory, you can also see a few typical old houses of Nha Trang with some locally-made decorative items, and pictures of Nha Trang highlights. The next stop allows time in the largest market in the city, Dam Market. Located on the old big pond that used to connect to the Cai River mount under the Ha Ra Bridge, Dam market is round in shape. There are two floors that could accommodate a thousand people at the same time. Here you will find a large variety of products including local handicrafts, fresh seafood, and an abundance of dried-sea products. Squid, seahorses and lizards are all popular delicacies in Nha Trang. Lastly we include a visit to the XQ Embroidery workshop before ending your land adventure with a drive passed the Front Beach of Nha Trang. The art of embroidery was adopted by the Vietnamese from China long time ago. Nguyen dynasty in Hue developed it and turned it into a unique typical Vietnamese artistic product. Here you will enjoy a cup of green tea or ginger tea before an intensive visit to the entire complex. This offers a great chance for you to admire the hard hand work from the talented Vietnamese ladies. The master art pieces can be purchased at your bargaining. Enjoy a refreshment with fresh coconut at the beachfront restaurant before returning to the yacht.
Notes: It is recommended that for religious reasons, ladies have their shoulders covered and do not wear shorts or very short skirts. No sleeveless tops are allowed. Gentlemen should wear trousers and short sleeved shirts. Full length trousers and pants are required. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard.
Port: Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours
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