Po Nagar Temple, built during the 8th-13th centuries in Nha Trang, is an architectural work of art typical of Cham ethnic aesthetics.
Situated on Cu Lao hill, next to Cai River in the central coastal town, the temple is a clear reflection of Cham culture. It was built when Hinduism lay at the center of the then Champa Kingdom.
Legend holds that the goddess Yan Po Nagar was sent from heaven to instruct the Champa how to develop agriculture, the kingdom’s main foundation. For this contribution, the goddess was profoundly revered by the people of south-central and Central Highland regions.