Po Nagar 1/5 by Tripoto
Sumedha Bharpilania
A few kilometres from central Nha Trang, the Po Nagar towers are places of worship for the Cham people, the Vietnamese Buddhists and the Chinese. What was earlier a wooden structure, the four temples are now made entirely out of stone and bricks and date back to the 7th Century. With statues of Shiva, Nandi, Shakti, Uma and a tower originally dedicated to Ganesha, Hindus will find a lot of elements that they can relate to. All temples face east but the extremely steep entrance to the same has now been cordoned off. The terraced triangular roofs and the arched lobby and interior is extraordinary. However, the museum located inside the complex is dismal more than anything else. Getting There: A metered taxi should get you to the towers and the entrance fee is 21,000 VND per person. Try and go before noon so that the crowds don't bother you.