Po Nagar Cham Towers
Po Nagar Cham Towers
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The Po Nagar Tower is the name of the main temple in a complex of Cham towers on a knoll at the river-mouth of the Cai River, 2km north of Nha Trang City. Nowadays, the name Po Nagar is usually used to refer to the whole complex.
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  • Paradise
    United States11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Po Nagar
    Once upon a time, there was a god in the sea made of clouds and sea foam named Poh Nagar. In one day the high water brought people to the Yjatran river in Kauthara (Cu Huan river). Before she appeared thunder and lightning and a strong wind arose as if she was about to descend here. All humbled themselves to welcome the god to this place, the trees and animals were all happy. After setting foot on the shore, she was able to create splendid and majestic palaces. Possessing many miracles and up to 97 husbands. Of all, only Po Yan Amo is the most powerful husband. Her 97 husbands gave her 38 children, all of whom were girls and all became fairies. The gods in Ponagar's tower have only 3 gods that she transmits the most power to: Po Nagar Dara, Po Bia Tikuk and Rarai Anaih. In a guest note written by Phan Thanh Gian in 1857 during the reign of the 9th King Tu Duc and later in 1970 carved by Mr. Le Vinh and Mr. Quach Tan, the content was as follows: "When Kauthara land belonged to the Vietnamese, The goddess Po Nagar also became the goddess of the Vietnamese people with the name Thien Y A Na and her story was also Vietnameseized.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Deb T
    Seville, Spain29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting temple complex from Cham dynasty
    Very busy with loads of tourists . Interesting history . Buy ticket to get in and up a few steps to the top . Take off shoes and hat to enter any of the temples . Gallery at the back was interesting with old photos before they repaired it
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 31, 2023
  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore400 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming!
    A small site but captivating. There are a few small temples within the compound as well as a small exhibition room. Entry fee is cheap. Definitely a must do if you are staying in Nha Trang city.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 30, 2023
  • Nick
    Los Angeles, California97 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice stop over the bridge from the center.
    Nice stop over the bridge from the center. Entry cost a little over 1 USD. Arrived around noon which was peak time with large crowds but still an enjoyable break on the way north to other places.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Vincent Versace
    7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to stop
    thap ba Ponagar Temple is a great place to stop by for a quick photo shoot on your way back from a motorcycle ride. There are many foreigners and locals, and motorcycle parking is free. You need to buy a ticket to enter, but the price is negligible. I saw a performance here and it was very good. The temple has a tremendous amount of energy. Of course, this is a personal opinion, but a trip to this magical and ancient place is definitely worth your time.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 8, 2023
  • Explorer
    Klang, Malaysia95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice historic temple
    This is a must-visit place. Quite unique and brown in color. The temples are still active. Can see people praying and incent stick burns. Do take off your shoes, if you planning to go in and perform prayers or burn incent sticks.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 27, 2023
  • zardoz07
    Christchurch, New Zealand71 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great piece of ancient history
    We had already visited Me Son from Hoi An and were very interested in the Cham history. We walked to the towers (Ponagar Temple) from Nha Trang and enjoyed the experience. The towers were obviously similar to Me Son and well worth the visit. Any repairs were done to blend in well. Very low cost entry fee. Not too many people when we visited. A must visit!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 23, 2023
  • Ka Yan L
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic destination
    Thap Ba Ponagar is a fantastic destination for tourists to explore in Nha Trang. The entrance fee is affordable, and despite its size, it offers excellent opportunities for photography and cultural exploration. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a captivating cultural dancing performance scheduled at specific times, which is offered free of charge.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 3, 2024
  • reham
    Los Angeles, California3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A coastal gem with charm
    We loved visiting the Po Nagar Cham Towers – it was such a cool mix of history and beautiful scenery. The intricate brickwork and carvings on the towers were really impressive, and the whole place had a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere. Being set up on a hill overlooking the coast, we got some seriously stunning panoramic views of Nha Trang! We loved that it was a bit outside the bustle of the city, and it felt like a hidden treasure. It's a great spot to soak up some culture and enjoy the gorgeous Vietnamese coastline.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2024
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Rico
403 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Because it is still an active temple, it has a lot of people. Those that come to Worship and those that come as tourists. Beautiful authentic structures that you can actually go inside (without shoes) the complex is not that large and doesn’t take that long to see everything. We took a lot of interesting photos as there is a lot of art displayed along the walking paths.
Written January 15, 2020
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Monique E
Strand, South Africa13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Po Nagar Cham Towers, gives a very good idea of building many years ago, without having to go to Angkor Wat.
Downside was, it was very very crowded, had no chance to take a pic without at least 20 people on it.
Pity, but understandable.
Written February 1, 2020
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Roy f
Newark-on-Trent, UK230 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is a great place to visit and appreciate the beautiful architecture of the buildings and the peaceful surroundings of the garden. We also enjoyed the performance by the dancers. Visitors can enter the temples and see the elaborate buddhas and shrines and if not appropriately dressed there are smocks you can use. It was quiet the afternoon we visited as the coronavirus is having an effect on tourism. There is a showroom with a lot of photographs and some costumes. This would be an ideal place for information boards about the history of the place and its current use and status in Vietnam. Well worth a visit and then a walk along the river.
Written February 21, 2020
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Harris
Singapore, Singapore14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
The temple was really beautiful and nice. Great for photo-taking. Had to pay a small entrance fee to get in, but definitely worth it. Although the area was small, it was still really nice with a great view at the top. The place can be a bit crowded at times. There’s souvenir shops and a bar to buy drinks. You can even enter the temple with proper attire that’s given. Apparently there are dancers who will perform but unfortunately I did not get to watch the performance. Still, a trip that’s worth going. Also, there’s a lot of walking and steps to get to the temple
Written February 12, 2020
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Dani
Table View, South Africa13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
This place is beautiful and a definite must see if you visit Nha Trang. Small room where there are some things written in English to help better understand the symbols of each tower, I would have liked there to be something more substantial in English to learn with regards to the history of the towers. But I suppose this can be learnt from Google.
Written August 26, 2020
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Sri V
Melbourne, Australia46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
It was interesting to see one of the old Hindu temples in Vietnam. There were Shivalingas on the towers and Champa dance every hour. Beautiful view from the top. Local people visit and offer prayers. Lord Shiva and the Goddess Devi, The Mother Earth deity was decorated very beautifully.. Peaceful place.
Written January 3, 2020
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Paradise
United States11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Once upon a time, there was a god in the sea made of clouds and sea foam named Poh Nagar. In one day the high water brought people to the Yjatran river in Kauthara (Cu Huan river). Before she appeared thunder and lightning and a strong wind arose as if she was about to descend here. All humbled themselves to welcome the god to this place, the trees and animals were all happy. After setting foot on the shore, she was able to create splendid and majestic palaces. Possessing many miracles and up to 97 husbands. Of all, only Po Yan Amo is the most powerful husband. Her 97 husbands gave her 38 children, all of whom were girls and all became fairies. The gods in Ponagar's tower have only 3 gods that she transmits the most power to: Po Nagar Dara, Po Bia Tikuk and Rarai Anaih. In a guest note written by Phan Thanh Gian in 1857 during the reign of the 9th King Tu Duc and later in 1970 carved by Mr. Le Vinh and Mr. Quach Tan, the content was as follows: "When Kauthara land belonged to the Vietnamese, The goddess Po Nagar also became the goddess of the Vietnamese people with the name Thien Y A Na and her story was also Vietnameseized.
Written April 23, 2023
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Ka Yan L
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Thap Ba Ponagar is a fantastic destination for tourists to explore in Nha Trang. The entrance fee is affordable, and despite its size, it offers excellent opportunities for photography and cultural exploration. Additionally, visitors can enjoy a captivating cultural dancing performance scheduled at specific times, which is offered free of charge.
Written March 4, 2024
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Snd.F
Hong Kong, China34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
One of the famous sightseeing spot in Nah Trang. Can go for a visit if you are staying in city centre , but there is not much too see and crowd of Chinese mainland people. You can’t even take a good photos.
Written January 17, 2020
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Explorer
Klang, Malaysia95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
This is a must-visit place. Quite unique and brown in color. The temples are still active. Can see people praying and incent stick burns. Do take off your shoes, if you planning to go in and perform prayers or burn incent sticks.
Written August 28, 2023
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