Long Son Pagoda, Nha Trang - review by Rusty Compass
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Long Son Pagoda, Nha Trang

| 25 Nov 2011


Long Son Pagoda, Nha Trang
22 October 23 Street, Nha Trang

Our rating
25 Nov 2011

Nha Trang’s most revered pagoda, Long Son was built in the late 19th century. The enormous Buddha statue at the top of the mountain overlooking the pagoda is its most well known feature.

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Long Son Pagoda has existed in various structures on this location since the original building was destroyed by storm in 1900. The pagoda is less striking than the giant Buddha statue that sits on top of the hill behind it. At the base of the statue are dedications to the Buddhist Monks that self-immolated in protest at the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem in the early 1960s.

The hill also has good views across Nha Trang and the mountains that enclose the town.

Travel tips
Long Son Pagoda is 400 metres west of the railway station. The Cathedral is a little further towards town and easily combined in a visit. There are 152 steps up to the Buddha statue.
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