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The Invisible Champa Kingdom

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An October 2006 trip to Vietnam by SeenThat

Po Nagar Cham Towers Photo, Nha Trang, Vietnam More Photos
Quote: Few remains are left of the Champa Kingdom; yet the curious traveler would recognize them hiding in modern Vietnam.

Louisiane Brewhouse

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Restaurant | "La Louisiane Restaurant"

Louisiane Brewhouse Photo, Nha Trang, Vietnam
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It is impossible to take such a demanding tour of the Cham culture, without stopping from time to time for a refreshing daiquiri on the beach. Being Nha Trang home to some of the main Cham ruins in Vietnam, no place is better for that than La Louisiane Restaurant.LocationTran Phu Boulevard is the name of Nha Trang’s exquisite promenade; there, La Louisiane enjoys a private shore. This isn’t a secondary detail while in Vietnam. Hawkers and touts of all kinds plague this country and are irresistibly attracted to tourists; the secluded location ensures a few hours of delightful peace, especially during the deserted hours of the afternoon.Building...Read More

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Louisiane Brewhouse
Lot 29, Tran Phu Blvd
Nha Trang, Vietnam
84 (58) 3 521 948

Invisible Kingdom

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Po Nagar Cham Towers Photo, Nha Trang, Vietnam
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Chile and Vietnam are spaghetti shaped countries; Chile is clearly delimited by the mighty Andes, while Vietnam’s shape had been similarly influenced by the much lower Anammite Mountains, separating it from the ...Read More

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Po Nagar Cham Towers

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Attraction | "Po Nagar and Poklongarai Towers in Nha Trang"

Po Nagar Cham Towers Photo, Nha Trang, Vietnam
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The Champa city of Kauthara is modern Nha Trang, the only one of these cities that retained some importance, and from where two important Champa Towers sites can be visited. The city is surrounded on three sides by mountains; a large island is on the fourth side, in front of the municipal beach. Despite being a solid part of the Vietnamese soil, the small islets half hidden under the eternal mist in front of its coasts, create the illusion that Nha Trang is just another one of them. A blue sea, a wide, sandy beach and lazy daiquiris welcome the many visitors to this pastel version of Eden.HistoryThe name Nha Trang is a ...Read More

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Po Nagar Cham Towers
Cu Lao marble hill, 2 km north of Nha Trang
Nha Trang, Vietnam

My Son and Hoi An

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Restored Cham Structure Photo, Nha Trang, Vietnam
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A World Cultural Heritage Site by itself, Hoi An is the closest significant town to My Son; both are south of Danang and can be combined with a visit to the DMZ.Hoi An is an enthralling river port, its golden age contemporary to that of Macau; fortunately for modern travelers, it was spared the destruction of the French and American wars. Its humble size skipped the growing boom of other cities in the country after the wars and thus it is an excellent place to catch an experience of classical Vietnamese culture. The town displays an astonishing collection of intact structures and stre...Read More

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Chau Doc and Sam Mountain

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Chau Doc's Landing Site Photo, Vietnam, Asia
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Sitting on the Mekong Delta on the Vietnamese side of the Vietnam-Cambodia border, Chau Doc is one of the most intriguing locations in Vietnam. The town is located on the west bank of the Hau River, a branch of the Mekong, at its junction with the Cha...Read More

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