Nha Trang City Tour
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On our first day in Nha Trang, the tour guide suggested us to go for a city tour. The plan was to visit the old town, pagoda, some churches, and also a waterfall. But then we found out we cannot go to see the waterfall because it's still under renovation from the last flood. There was a leak in the waterpath, some crocodiles from a farm nearby has been tresspasing it thus they need to make sure all crocodiles has been captured and make the waterfall safe.
So we started our trip by visiting the old town, which has 4 gates. The gates was made long long time ago, to separate the rich and the poor. The rich lived inside the gate, and the poor used to live outside the fate. During French colonial (basically war), most of the people then moved inside the gate to the old town center to have more protection.
Then from this gate, we went to the mineral water source, where we can dip ourself enjoying the warmth of water coming from the ground. The place was not so fancy, but it was OK. Then we continued to see the biggest pagoda in Nha Trang called Long Son (Mountain Dragon) where there was a big buddha statue with several monks listed below it. These monk which their face are located below the big statue was burning themselves somewhere in 1962 or 1963 (cannot remember the detail) during the time where Buddhist was banned being exist in Vietnam.
After the pagoda, we had lunch beside the river, in a small restaurant called Bach My. Very nice but many people are doing karaoke, so a little bit of noice around. Then we ended our trip for the day by visiting a traditional carpet making (made from some kind of dried grass). Me and my friend even tried to do it ourselves. On the way back to city center, we passed by a sugar factory and 200 yers old house - we made un planned stop and took some pictures. The owner of the house served us some fruits and tea, a very nice lady.