Sights of Nha Trang, Vietnam
In the province of Khanh Hoa is the popular resort of Nha Trang, which is also called the pearl of the South China Sea. Cam Ranh Airport is the international airport of Nha Trang. During the high season, full flights with tourists arrive here every week. Most come from Russia. This is also clearly reflected in the Russian texts that you encounter in several places in the city. Nha Trang is located on the eastern coast of Vietnam. The most touristy part of the city is located in the vicinity of the Tran Phu boulevard, where the Municipal Beach can also be found. And the streets behind it are also frequently visited. Because the inhabitants of Nha Trang largely adhere to the Buddhist movement, you will find quite a lot of Buddhist temples in Nha Trang. The Thap Ba Cham temple is the most famous of these. Other attractions of Nha Trang are the good restaurants with alligator on the menu, the Alexander Yersin Museum, the hot springs and the bustling Vinpearl park on the island of Hon Tre.
Top 10 things to do in Nha Trang
#1. Po Nagar
According to Historyaah.com, the Hindu temple Po Nagar is very popular with tourists. The temple from the Cham kingdom was probably built in the eighth century on the Cai river of Nha Trang. Over the years, the temple has been frequently looted. There is no trace of the riches, including precious stones and gold. Of the original eight towers, four can still be admired. Yet the Po Nagar temple is beautiful to see. The lush garden is well maintained and the temples also retain their appearance. Visitors are allowed to enter the temples if their knees and shoulders are covered. You can even borrow shawls for this. You must also take off your shoes.
Every year the Po Nagar Festival takes place here, which is really a happening.
#2. Long Son Pagoda
The most famous and also imposing pagoda of Nha Trang is the Long Son Pagoda. The Buddhist pagoda built on Trai Thuy Hill suffered many years from the various weather effects. It has therefore been restored several times. By climbing a number of steps you reach a sitting Buddha, several meters high, built in white stone. At the rear of this statue is the entrance to a small ceremonial room. There is also a reclining Buddha weighing more than 1,500 kilograms on the grounds. It was donated by Buddhists from Hue.
Besides the fascinating culture and pleasant climate, Nha Trang is also very popular for its beautiful beaches. The entire coastline of the city consists of a nice stretch of beach along which you can enjoy a nice walk. It counts about seven kilometers. The Tran Phu boulevard is partly separated from the beach by a green strip and some restaurants. And the beaches of the islands that belong to Nha Trang are also very beautiful. The island of Hon Ong, for example, is ideal for diving and snorkelling. But also at Hon Mun there is a fantastic underwater world between the coral. The beaches at the northern Dai Lanh island are almost idyllic. Unfortunately, there is a very busy highway behind it that produces a lot of noise. The mountainous environment with its own charm, on the other hand, makes up for it.
#4. Thap Ba Hot Springs
Visiting the Thap Ba hot springs is a fun outing for the whole family. This spa resort is ideal for a relaxing day. You can take a mineral mud bath of 38 degrees, get a massage or swim in one of the hot springs that are present. The whole is surrounded by a tropical garden with many palm trees, sandy beaches, restaurants and relaxation areas. For extra rest, a VIP area has also been reserved. Thap Ba hot springs also have towels and swimwear on loan.
#5. The islands of Nha Trang
In addition to the mainland, the Vietnamese city of Nha Trang also has about nineteen islands. The largest island of Nha Trang is Hon Tre. This island has an area of more than thirty-two square kilometers. Mostly fishermen live on the island and there are almost always tourists to be found. Most come to the Vinpearl resort. Many tourists are transported to Hon Tre by cable car to visit the Vinpearl amusement park, the golf course or other entertainment that day. The smallest island of Nha Trang is Hon Noc. Other nice islands to visit are: the black island of Hon Mun.
#6. Vinpearl Land
Meanwhile, the island of Hon Tre has gained a lot of fame. Investors have opened an amusement park here under the name Vinpearl. The island is rapidly popping up the most luxurious resorts where tourists can enjoy everything you can expect from a luxury holiday. Vinpearl Amusements Park is also nice to visit for a day. In addition to being a five-star resort, it also has beautiful sandy beaches, swimming pools, an aquarium, an amphitheater, an indoor shopping center, dolphin shows, the Vinpearl Land amusement park, Vinpearl Safari park, Vinpearl Game center and even an ice skating rink.
#7. National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
The aquarium of Nha Trang is a nice outing for young and old. Unfortunately, the accommodation is partly outdated, which sometimes gives it a sad appearance. Enthusiasts can certainly admire a variety of fish species up close, some of which are highly poisonous. In addition, there is a skeleton of a whale and you can admire a huge collection of pots with all kinds of fish, crabs and other animal species in formaldehyde. The collection is a collection of almost ninety years. The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam is located just a few kilometers outside of Nha Trang at the town of Cau Da.
#8. Nha Tho Nui
Translated into Dutch, Nha Tho Nui means the church of the mountain. The Catholic Nha Trang Cathedral was built around 1928 at the foot of Mount Cotton. The inauguration took place five years later. The order to build this church came from the French priest Louis Vallet. After his death in 1945, he was buried here. The architectural style of the church can best be described as Gothic. The cross of the church is located at a height of thirty-eight meters.
#9. Impressions Museum
Visiting the Impressions Museum of Nha Trang can be a welcome change from the other tourist attractions. This museum is mainly intended to fool you. Nothing is what it seems and what it seems is not, that is the message. Picture yourself here walking on the ceiling. Or view yourself as if you have shrunk and everything around you is life size. Everything seems possible here at the Impressions Museum of Nha Trang.
#10. Ba Ho waterfall
The beautiful Ba Ho waterfall is a top attraction, especially during the rainy season. The water then thunders down quite a route here to end up clattering and splashing at the Ba Ho waterfall. The route to it can be quite a challenge, especially when the temperature is high. The Ba Ho waterfall is located in a nature reserve outside the city of Nha Trang, about two kilometers from the village of Phu Huu. Good shoes are certainly useful during the walk.