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Chua Van Son (Van Son Pagoda)

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Van Son Pagoda is an “if you have some time” kind of stop.

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Perched into the side of a hill, it offers a peaceful pause and a view to the ocean and town against a backdrop of mountains.

From town, head west on Nguyen Duc Thuan Street. At the fork, veer left, continue then veer right – at this point you should see the rooftop of the temple. It’s a climb up a flight of stairs to the top.

Appropriate dress is required. This means women should have their shoulders and knees covered, and long trousers are preferable on men. This is an active temple and you may hear monks chanting, so be respectful and give worshippers some space.

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