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“Lovely and spiritual. Much cooler I expected in a party-minded beach town.”
Review of Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda
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Ranked #9 of 111 things to do in Nha Trang
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

Go check out the Long Son Pagoda topped by a giant white Buddha that looms large high on a hill. A mystical-feeling climb of 152-steps eventually gets you to the top, where you can enter the temple and light some incense. Outside are really evocative rows of mausoleum walls through which you can walk, and views of the city that might as well have been Brazilian favelas: colorful shacks inhabited by very poor people, dotting a landscape layered with hanging laundry, gorgeous turquoise waters, and pristine islands scattered like so many crumbs around the bay.

As you ascend, make a point to stop at another giant Buddha, this one lying down. You’ll also pass a huge gong, and a monk will invite you to come sit inside while he rings it three times. It was a spiritual little moment.

Thank californiasgold
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

Beautiful place, impressive Buddas, though in hot weather it is not easy to mount the stairs.
It also has nice views to the city.

Thank Tatiana201016
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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Nice Pagoda and big Buddha over looking Nha Trang, One of the two local attractions. Nice vegetarian restaurant with reasonable food and prices at the entrance on left.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

Getting there was easy by taxi. The entrance was crowded but inside the crowd was spread.
It was worth going up the stairs to see the big buddhas. They were very impressive!
It was very hot when we were there and the stairs were kind of difficult to walk. Justmake sure you bring enough water. If not, there are many stands selling drinks.
There are some ladys selling different things and so... This was a bit annoying.

Thank Ty N
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Excellent views from the top. The Big Buddha is situated very close to the train station, on top of a small hill. There is no entry fee but there are lots of people trying to sell you things (incense, postcards etc).

From the street you walk into a courtyard and then up to a temple which is beautiful. Futher up the hill, there is the lying down (sleeping) buddha which I think is better than the main big buddha. There is less people there too so you can get nice photos.

The main buddha is huge! It's worth all the steps to get up to it. On a clear day you can see the beach and mountains.

Lots of steps to climb so not wheelchair or stroller friendly (but you may be able to get driven up to the top).

Thank VeganMummy
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