Top things to do in Nha Trang
The costal city of Nha Trang is one of the most favorite places for beach hopping in Vietnam. Apart from the white sand beaches, there are so many cultural attractions as well culinary adventures to seduces visitors. To learn more what you can do in Nha Trang, explore our Top Things to do in Nha Trang below :
Enjoy the best BeachesThere are 8 prominent beaches in Nha Trang where you can plunge into its azure waters. Some faces the beautiful Nha Trang Bay, the other lies silently by the Pacific shore line. If you fancy a beach with best services in town, head to Trang Phu beach. If you are looking for your own oasis, you may find it in Doc Let Beach.
Luxury hotels in the area often has their own slice of powdery beaches which is perfect of all-in-one stay.
Read more: Best Vietnam Beaches
Trek to Ba Ho Waterfalls.If not the main, it’s among the motives for an unforgettable trip to Nha Trang – Southern Vietnam. Situated about 20 km north of Nha Trang, Ba Ho Waterfall is renowned for its three cascading waterfalls that are bounded by both thick and dense forests.
This serene locale with soothing sounds of nature grants travelers opportunities of breathing freshest air and live feeling relaxed in the placid pools. Besides swimming, travelers rate it best for picnics, hiking adventures along with fishing.
Explore Po Nagar Cham TowersSituated on the northern banks of Cai River, Po Nagar Cham Towers are some of the highlights for day trips from Nha Trang. They were built between the 7th and 12th and up to now are still used as a worshipping place for the Vietnamese, Cham and Chinese Buddhists.
Of the eight towers built, four are still standing, and the most magnificent is the 28 m high North Tower. The North Tower captivates travelers by its terraced pyramidal roof together with the interior vaulted ceiling and grand foyer. While in Nha Trang, these Towers are a spot not to miss for history buffs as well as wondrous architecture.
Visit the white Buddha at Long Son PagodaJust behind the Long Son Pagoda on the foothills of Trai Thuy Mountain, sits one of the main landmarks in Nha Trang city “statue of a white Buddha”. Its fourteen meters high and its base is embraced by statues of monks who burnt themselves to death in 1963 Buddhism protests.
A visit is beyond admiring the Buddha’s stunning grandeur to taking in eye catching views of cityscapes and landscapes.
Tour the Alexandre YersinMuseum Alexandre Yersin Museum in Nha Trang rewards a spotlight about a popular scientist in Vietnam “Alexandre Yersin”. Though he came from Switzerland, Alexandre Yersin is highly honored for what he did in Vietnam from 1863 to 1943. Discovery of the microbe that causes bubonic plague, the introduction of rubber and quinine trees to Vietnam adds to his foundation of the Pasteur Institute in 1895.
A tour around the museum includes a visit to his office, see laboratory equipment he used and a film that highlights Yersin’s life in Vietnam.
Go for a sail in the Nha Trang BayThere are several ways to explore Nha Trang, but going for a sail is hard to beat certainly for those who seek relaxation as well as seeing more of Nha Trang than just its mainland. This is a great chance to get disclosed to several untouched islands surrounding Nha Trang.
And with Sailing Center Vietnam, a trip offered includes sightseeing and off the boat watersport adventures such as snorkeling, fishing and more.
Soak at Thap Ba Hot Springs and Mud BathsIf you are on a search for the unique encounters in Nha Trang, then Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre is a spot to include for your days in Vietnam. This serene locale consists of both cold and hot pools along with the mud baths for dipping.
Apart from being a perfect retreat away from the bustling city, it’s setting with a backdrop of mountains, greenery and flowers make it an epic venue for stunning photo shoots.
Visit the exciting Tri Nguyen fishing villageHidden behind a mountain in a cluster of islands, Tri Nguyen fishing village is a tourists’ favorite spot only accessed by boat. Locals here practice daily fishing for a living and use floating houses as their shelter. Visitors are excited by available mouthwatering seafood, fishing excursions together with breathtaking boat cruises.
Time the cruise during sunset for panoramic views as the sea changes color. Besides seafood, travelers also sip on the tasty wine made from noni fruits.
Visit the Monkey IslandAt about 10 km from the heart of Nha Trang, Monkey Island is a place fit both for primate nuts and beachgoers. A trip to Nha Trang seems incomplete without a visit to this island thousands of primates call home. You can surely get there by ferry.
One of the major draws for visitors to this island is monkey feeding in addition to various entertainment shows such as monkey acrobats, dog races where monkeys are the raiders and more. If you are after beach life experience, the island is a paradise like no other
Swim or bask along the palm-lined tree shorelines while taking in bird’s eye views of towering cliffs.
Enjoy an art tour to visit galleriesWith art and photography, Nha Trang is amongst the best destinations to pack for an art tour not to forget. It has a lot of art Galleries to marvel including the Iconic Long Thanh Gallery. This Gallery presents all works done by Long Thanh, one of the prominent photographers in Vietnam. Visitors to this locality are delighted by the black and white images designed showcasing everyday life in Vietnam.
Explore the Thanh CitadelThanh Citadel at 11km west of Nha Trang is among the historical landmarks to catch a rare glimpse about Vietnam’s history. It was built in the 17th century during the time of Trinh Dynasty later rebuilt by Prince Nguyen Anh in 1793.
Enjoy a hot air balloon rideTaking a hot air balloon ride in Nha Trang is an extraordinary way of immersing the city and the sea more than just from the ground or on a boat.
Balloon trips offered here start from Hon Tam Island and a 20-minute ride reach up to 150 m high. This experience grants travelers in the basket opportunities of taking multiple aerial photos of the landscapes, cityscapes as well as seascapes. In the evening it’s more freakish with scenic views of the sunset.
Take a cooking class at Lanterns RestaurantThe most unusual option of soaking Vietnamese local life is by being part of a cooking class. For your days in Nha Trang, you can have the best experience at Lanterns Restaurant. Classes offered include visits to the local markets, buy some local ingredients used such as vegetables, fresh herbs, meat and spices. After that, return to the kitchen for preparation of local dishes with the help of an experienced chef. Some of the dishes to prepare are Rice paper spring roll, Pho, Chao and more.
Try the street food Most of the travelers to Nha Trang particularly, food enthusiasts rate this city one of the best to savor on different street local dishes. Due to its location along the coast, seafood is served in every restaurant. Other must-try tasty dishes embody banh can, thit bo nuong la lot and more.
Visit the Nha Trang CathedralNha Trang Cathedral also known as the stone church is the mother church of the Catholic Diocese of Nha Trang. It was constructed in the 19th century by priest Louis Vallet. It’s ideal for visitors who are after the insight about Religion in Vietnam. Beyond that, travelers relish its French gothic architecture style. Moreover, the Cathedral’s location atop a hill offers sweeping views over Nha Trang city.
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