Nha Trang City, endowed with vast tranquil and beautiful beaches and the finest climatic conditions, is perfect for a lovely holiday in Vietnam. You can find here everything you need in one of the most beautiful beaches in the world from yellow sunshine, blue sea, white sand and cool wind together with interesting outdoor amusements. Just come and you are ensured not to feel regret!
Location and Geography
Nha Trang has consistently maintained its position as one of the most beautiful bays of the world. The town is about 450km north of Saigon and 1200km south of Hanoi. With the 4-km- long main strip of beaches, Nha Trang Bay covers the area of 405 km2 including 19 large and small islands. As viewed from high above, the bay looks like the aquamarine stone sparkling in the sunshine, bounded by miles of smoothly golden sands.
What to do in Nha Trang
Together with the heavenly beaches, the hot springs, diversified kinds of fish, and the colorful coral reef underwater have made Nha Trang become one of the best spots for scuba diving and snorkeling. Coming to Nha Trang in the period from January to August, one will have the chance to experience the most wonderful weather for swimming and sunbathing.
>>> An entertainment paradise
Nha Trang is known as the famous entertainment center of Vietnam, with series of complexes such as Vinpearl Land, Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Hon Tam Resort, to name a few. Designed to be an independent recreational spot, Vinpearl Land complex is built in an island, including the five-star international resort system Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang and Vinpearl Amusement Park.
>>> A unique place for zen tourism
In developed countries with high living standard, zentourism is becoming more and more popular. Nowadays, people pay money for both travelling, relaxing and finding inner peace of mind. Khanh Hoa Province, in general, and Nha Trang, in particular, owns many places with the untouched nature which are very potential for zentourism development such as Hon Ba, Suoi Do, Ba Ho, Van Phong Bay. Besides visiting other famous tourism destinations and find out more about local culture, tourists will also take part in activities of practicing meditation and yoga in order to get rid of stress and mix completely with nature.
What to see in Nha Trang
Surrounded on all three sides by mountain ranges, Nha Trang also offers the picturesque vista of primary forest, water fall and high mountain peak floating in soft could. Located 60km far from the city center, with the height of 1578 m, Hon Ba Peak is regarded as “the second Da Lat of Vietnam”. Ones will need to drive about 25km of mountain pass and bendy slopes until reaching this area. Being overheated by the temperature of sunlight and ocean? The pure air and cool temperature here will definitely ease your feelings. Scientists estimate that there are more than 40 rare floras and 60 endangered species living in Hon Ba Mountain. If you are tired of beaches, Hon Ba may be a great place to visit.
Beauty spots in Nha Trang:
Nha Trang beaches
Nha Trang beaches are spread out around the beach resort city, offering a myriad of sightseeing and recreational activities for visitors looking to soak up the sun during their holiday. Often called the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang boasts a six-kilometre stretch of beautiful coastline with a wide array of dining and accommodation options set along the white sandy beaches.
Po Nagar Cham Towers
It is a complex of temples erected before about 781A.D. It is the place that tourists can find hundreds of ancient relics displayed inside the complex. This place belonged to the medieval principality of Khauthara, a small country near modern Nha Trang. The four Po Nagar Towers today are truly beautiful and charming. Each of them was built to delicate to a unique deity.
Po Nagar Cham Towers (Photo: Internet)
Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
If you travel to Nha Trang, do not forget to visit the Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam to learn about the beautiful and rare sea creatures housed here. The museum is located at 1 Cau Da St., about 5km from Nha Trang City Center. It is an interesting aquarium with images of Nha Trang’s marine environment. Opened to the public on September 14th, 1922, today it is still a popular destination for both domestic and foreign tourists.
Located on one of the world’s most famous bays, Vinpearl Nha Trang Resort & Spa – an international five star hotel in the Vinpearl Nha Trang of hotel, tourism, resort and entertainment is considered to be “a twinkling pearl glued on the crown of the Sea queen”.
Not only can tourists be impressed deeply with monuments and famous spots, but they also are paid attractive attention to the five-star hotel on island with 485 stunning architectural rooms including 29 luxury rooms, one presidential room, and one royal room. Coming to Vinpearl Resort & Spa, tourist can have opportunities to be immersed in the chain of seafood restaurants, experience the massage treatments rendered by skillful practitioners, or relax with lots of bars and clubs. Vinpearl also built a freshwater pool, which is the largest one in Southeast Asia with more than 5700m2 areas for sunbathing and traveling.
At Vinpearl Resort & Spa, a variety of sports and indoor game, such as beach volleyball, table tennis, archery or billiards, table tennis, jogging and cycling, make the resort even more exciting. Thus, Vinpearl is worthy to be the tropical paradise of Nha Trang in particular and Vietnam in general.
Long Son Pagoda
Long Son Pagoda, also known as Chua Long Son, is situated on the foothill of Trai Thuy Mountain in the city of Nha Trang. The temple is famous for its large white Buddha statue, which sits atop the mountain crest and can be seen from anywhere in town. Built in 1886 in the style of Taoist architecture, Long Son Pagoda has been home to many high-ranking Buddhist monks and the Vietnam Buddhist Studies Foundation was founded here in 1936.
White Buddha statue in Long Son Pagoda (Photo: Internet)
Long Son Pagoda boasts beautiful and unique turn-of-the-century Taoist architecture characterised by the embellishment of mythical animals and sculptures of Taoist gods. It is also a working monastery complete with a school for monks in its grounds. An impressive three-tier roofed entrance, decorated with mosaic dragons, leads to the large temple grounds decorated by potted topiary.
Setting of Long Son Pagoda (Photo: Internet)
Tram Huong Tower
Tram Huong Tower is an icon of the city of Nha Trang, its literal translation is Agar wood, a type of aromatic wood used in joinery. It is a small tower that stands on a street of Nha Trang city. In the morning, in the vicinity of the Tower Tram Huong, Nha Trang people practiced sport. But the best thing is to see the night Tram Huong Tower, since it is illuminated.
Beauty of Tram Huong Tower at night (Photo: Internet)
Nha Trang Cathedral
Nha Trang Cathedral is the largest church in the city. Set atop a hill that overlooks Nha Trang Train Station, it was constructed in provincial French Gothic style by Priest Louis Vallet during the early 19th century. A popular spot for wedding and landscape photography, Nha Trang Cathedral is made entirely of stone and features beautiful stained glass windows, as well as a square clock tower that’s surmounted by a large crucifix. There are also hints of Vietnamese influences to the structure, such as pink backlight on the tabernacle, red neon light outlining the crucifix, blue neon on the arch, and a white neon-lit halo atop St. Mary’s statue.
Nha Trang Cathedral (Photo: Vinhtantran)
And many other must-visit for any first-time visitors to Nha Trang…
Alexandre Yersin Museum (Photo: Internet)
Impressions Museum (Photo: Internet)
Cathedral of Christ the King (Photo: Internet)
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