The local people know it as Mountain Church or Nha Trang Cathedral, and was built in 1928 by Priest Louis Vallet, he was a French, he loves Nha Trang and want to show his dedications to this land. Within 5 years and used 500 cases of mine to gain a flat surface. Stone Church was built completed on 1933. Especially with many colorful glass was decorated in the mainhall and imported from France.
08h45: Long Son Pagoda
"Long Son" means "Dragon stayed on the Mountain" was first built in 1886 on the top of "Trai Thuy hill" which one's belong to one of 4 holy animal in Nha Trang to protect Nha Trang city hasn't influence of storm or tsunami. You have to step to over 150 steps and reach to the top to see a White Buddha "Sakayamuni" statue was siting on the lotus pedestal with 24 meters in height. Around the lotus is 6 portraits of monks was suicide to against Vietnam war.
09h15: Clay Stove
Turn to Phan Dinh Giot street come to Nha Trang countryside. Stop at the local house, meet 2 artist with 40 years of experience makes a clay stove by hand. After get the clay in the farm, they will refine before choose a material to make a stove. It takes 10 minutes to put a clay into a mold then sort into a furnace and burn in 24 hours.
The artist will teach you how to do and take the photos with them...
09h45: Mat weaving
Next to 500 meter is the house of 2 artist also had over 30 years of experience to weave a mat since she was 12 years old. With the clever hands, they weaves everyday products many mats to Nha Trang people and sales to others city. Let's try to make it with them.
10h15: The Ancient House 200 Years
Visit the wooden ancient house in Nha Trang to knows more of Nha Trang culture and Vietnam architect. The present owners was a nephew of the fiff generations. His habits to decorated many bonsai in the garden, he's also plants many fruits around: papaya, cocoa, jackfruit, dragon fruits, mango...
Have a dish of tropical fruits and a cup of tea before leaving.
10h45: Rice Field
Stop close to the rice farm. Tour guide explain and introduce about the rice of Vietnam with types, method to plant and harvest and also combine raises fish and snail before start to plants in nest crops.
11h00: "Tong Lam Lo Son" Pagoda
Visit one of the biggest Buddha statues standing 44 meters in height.
11h30: Car & tour guide drop you off the hotel.
End of tour. See you next time.
* Entrance fees
* Bottled water
* Hotel pickup and drop-off
* Private tour
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