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“Great Views & Enlightening Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda
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$80.00*
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Half-Day Nha Trang Cultural Tour
Ranked #9 of 104 things to do in Nha Trang
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great Views & Enlightening Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

This is a fascinating place to visit and definitely add it to the things to see whilst in Nha Trang. Some of the history that is spoken or that you will learn is great. There are monks who reside on the premises and will walk around and have photos with the tourists. As you walk the 150 stairs to get to the top it is worth every breath, or lack of, to see it. The view from the top and also just to really see the size of the Buddha is amazing. Inside the Buddha is a story and the pictures to tell: it is worth a look. As you climb back down make sure you stop to see the large happy sleeping Buddha.
It has a Buddha school on site with monks who reside here and they also have a school next door. Do not be fooled by the 'kids' at the front who may scam you for money by buying post cards and indicate that you didn't pay an entrance fee. It is free. Just scammers!
Add to the list to do whilst in Nha Trang.

Visited September 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Don't let a random show you around”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

A beautiful site gives this the rating of 4/5, but it is let down by the scammers (we only encountered one, but he got us, asking for $200,000 for some postcards for the orphanage after giving us a 'tour' of the pagoda), we see others warn of it too (too late for us, but we didn't give the full amount at least). Also really surprised by the living conditions of people at the top near the buddha and the huge amounts of rubbish. A lot of beggars, but not surprising given what we saw in the area.

Visited September 2013
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Huge Buddha”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Very nice, not too much harassment by people trying to sell you stuff. It is free and definitely worth the visit.

Visited August 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Loved this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

This was amazing. You can wander around this at your own pace. There is the pagoda itself to visit as well as two giant buddahs. The one at the very top of the hill is huge and you can go inside, a bit like christ the redeemer statue in bolivia (not brazil, yes there are two!)

There is also a huge bell that you can sit inside whilst a monk chants and chimes it (for a small donation). Quite the experience. I would definitely recommend a visit. This place is free to enter.

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Interesting”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

The site itself is great, the two giant statutes were magnificent, view fro the top was brilliant and the temple located at the bottom was very tranquil. But the experience is tainted by some of the people there who exploit the religious site to make a quick buck. First there was a guy who was easily in his mid-30s claimed to be a student and said that even though there aren't any tickets to go up the stairs to the giant statues, you must buy postcards from him before you enter as a form of "donation". We just brushed him off and went up. Then at the spot with the statue of Buddha lying down, we came across an old man who was extremely polite and friendly. Before we moved on he pointed at the donation box and asked if it was possible to give something. I just grabbed a 20,000 note and gave it to him to put it in, but he said I need to put at least 200,000. When we said no and began to leave, its fair to say he was not as polite as he was before and to be honest I don't think that 20,000 note saw the inside of that donation box. So beware of him! Finally, at the top you get a bunch of ladies selling fans that you don't need and saying no once didn't seem to be enough. End of the day, you should try to visit the place when in Nha Trang but asa harsh at it may sound, just ignore the locals while there :P

Visited August 2013
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