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.
The relic complex of the Ponagar Temple Towers built in the 8th century in Vinh Phuoc Ward, Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa Province is a typical architectural work of the Cham Pa culture which has remained intact over the years.
Thap Ba or the architectural complex of the ancient Ponagar Temple Towers is the most unique symbol of the long-standing culture of the Cham people. It is located on a hill near the Cai River, 2km to the north from the center of Nha Trang. The Ponagar complex consists of three floors with a gate tower on the first floor which was totally destroyed. In front of the relic complex are two rows of 10 large pillars and two small pillars on the two sides. In the middle is an altar where the Cham people often organize cultural activities and solemn rites on festivals and special occasions. The second floor, called Mandapa (guest house), is the place where pilgrims can rest and prepare offerings and costumes before practising the rite.
On the third floor, there are four towers, including the 23m high Ponagar Tower which is the most outstanding and highest one. The four-storey tower symbolizes the beauty, art and creativeness of the Cham people. Inside the tower, there is a statue of a goddess made of black granite, 2.6m high, sitting on a lotus-shaped stone base, leaning back on a large fig leaf-shaped stone plate. The statue is considered a masterpiece of the Cham sculpture. The other three towers are dedicated to the Indian supreme God of Shiva and his two sons, Gods Sanhaca and Ganeca.
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.