About Nha Trang
Feb 11: Day 2: Nha TrangEarly morning I got up to catch my train to Nha Trang. I found a Xe Om (motorbike taxi) outside on the main road and bargained with him to go to the railway station for 50,000 VND.This SE6 train starts at 9.00am and reaches Nha Trang at around 4.30pm. You can see some real good landscapes (as seen in the video) if you book a soft seat. Its also cheaper than soft bed.Saigon was hot. Nha Trang was cold with drizzles and cloud cover for almost the entire day.The Nha Trang beach is one of the best I have ever been to. (I've used the word 'been' and not 'seen'). I was in Nha Trang for some 2 days. I went to the beach "6 times". Even once at 5.30am to catch the sunrise. Si Si.. Vietnam has an east coast. No sunsets.
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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.