Nha Trang Travel Blog› entry 62 of 126 › view all entries
I pushed my bike up Buddha hill which was far too steep to pedal. Sitting cross-legged on top of the tallest hill in Nha Trang, the nine-meter high Buddha is visible from miles away in all directions. More than once the dominating monument pointed my way back toward the city from wayward countryside expeditions. I wasn't so interested in seeing the huge statue up close again having already been there two years ago, instead, wanted to see if I could find another way down the hill.
After savoring an iced coffee in an equally cooling breeze, I circled the white statue several times taking a few pictures that I already had.
Near the abandoned building, a real old fenced off temple was decorated with swastikas. The place looked operational but was locked shut. A paved sidewalk led to a larger pagoda. It appeared the entire hill must be a sacred place. A monk in gray robes appeared and did not seem bothered by my presence. I couldn't find another way down the hill so returned to the big Buddha and walked the bike back down.