Pagoda Sean Long (Long Son), Nha Trang
Pagoda Sean long (long son, Long Son Pagoda) and the sitting Buddha is one of the most beautiful and revered pagodas in the province. Almost every tourist who arrived in Nha Trang, mandatory visits, along with a sightseeing tour or independently, and the place is really worth a visit.
It was built in 1886 on the mount Trai Thuy. During a severe storm in 1900, the pagoda was seriously damaged, and after the restoration of the temple, he was moved to the foot of the mountain, where stands to this day. According to some reports, in 1963, there was a mass suicide of monks who protested against the U.S. policy that supported the regime of the first President of South Vietnam NGO Dinh Diem (Ngo Dinh Diem).
The complex is very beautiful, and if you hurry, you can spend an hour walking slowly and resting in the shade of the trees. From the pagoda up the stone steps you can climb the mountain where there is a platform with a 14-metre white statue of Buddha sitting in a Lotus flower. The hotel offers panoramic views of the city, in turn, the pagoda is visible from almost all parts of the city.
Due to its popularity it is always crowded: many monks and locals ready to chat and make friends. There are, however, among the companions, and rogues who "caught" the newcomers, tourists, and quietly and unobtrusively carried out with unsuspecting tourists tours of the pagoda as if they are local officials. Then for their services they begin to demand donations of a few dollars, of course, folding the money in your pocket and not in the donation box. Beware also dressed nuns who "sell" to tourists in the form of tickets, cards, despite the fact that the entrance to the pagoda and climb the mountain to the Buddha made free.
Hours: daily from 8:00 to 20:00
Entrance fee: Inspection of the pagoda is completely FREE.
How to get there: long son Pagoda on the map. To get here from the tourist area is a 30-minute walk.
Photo long son pagoda, Nha Trang
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