It’s thought that early Vietnamese people lived in stilt houses – much like those found in some rural parts of Vietnam today. This theory is supported by images on the Dong Son drums, dating back over two millennia.
Throughout history Vietnam has suffered repeated domination by the Chinese, meaning that influences from China have permeated Vietnamese culture since as early as 111 BC. This strong Chinese flavour is perceptible in Vietnamese architecture as well as art, and the country’s palaces, pagodas and temples tend to combine Chinese aspects with native features to form a uniquely Vietnamese style. Some examples of classical Vietnamese architecture that can still be seen in Vietnam today are the Temple of Literature and One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi, the imperial city of Hue, and the Perfume Pagoda.
During the French colonial period, meanwhile, a great number of grand, European-style buildings were constructed throughout Vietnam. Many of these buildings continue to serve as restaurants, hotels, public offices and government buildings today, and form an integral part of the architectural landscape of Vietnam.
Take your camera and go with us!
Be ready at your hotel at around 8:00 and meet our guide by the time to begin the half-day Nha Trang art and architect tour.
The first point of the line is Thap Ba Ponagar Tower which show specific Champa’s cultural and architectural values. The line then continues with different Art galleries along the city: Do Dien Khanh gallery, Cham earthern & ceramic gallery and XQ gallery.
After that, we transfer to visit Oceanography Institute and take some nice photos with watery landscape of the world under the water.
After a short break for Vietnamese coffee, we stop at a Tailor shop with Traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai Dressing for you to try or shop before ending our interesting tour at your hotel at around noon time.