Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khanh Hoa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and scuba diving and has developed into a popular destination for international tourists, attracting large numbers of backpackers, as well as more affluent travelers on the south-east Asia circuit; it is already very popular with Vietnamese tourists, with Nha Trang Bay widely considered as among the world’s most beautiful bays.
If you are a young active person, longing for sports activities to refresh your mind, you have chosen the right place. Nha Trang has a wealth of tourist activities for visitors, for example, boat sailing, island hopping, scuba diving, etc. are performed in Nha Trang. Scuba diving is one amongst the most interesting, mysterious and unique sports sea games in Vietnam in general and Nha Trang in particular. If you prefer sky to sea bed, you could join kite boarding. Winds are steady but don’t expect to get up on one hull too often. For luxury stay, high-quality services and interesting sea activities and games, Vinpearl might be an ideal destination. The 5-star resort is located on Tre Islet off the coast of Nha Trang City. It is considered one of the top 29 most beautiful bays in the world, there is a tropical paradise waiting to be found, one of Asia’s best kept secrets.
If you are more quiet, and would like to discover natural scenes, you could spend time on sight-seeing tours. There are a lot of beautiful sea sights here, such as Tam Islet, Mun Islet, Con Se Tre Islet, Ong Islet, Monkey Island, Yen Island (Swallow Island)… All the islands are scattered around the bay, and again, 100% pristine and beautiful. Each name reveals the islet itself’s main traits, for example, Monkey Islet, where there exists hundreds of monkeys, or Swallow Islet, which has a number of swallow species, the rich source of salangane (“Yến sào”). And the others’name express the islands’ shapes. Noi Islet is the most beautiful island of swallow, which you really have to come and see to have a brief real understanding of Vietnam’s traditional precious salagane-making industry.
If you are a scholor coming here to discover historical sides, you must drop by Po Nagar Towers (a Champa Tower), Palace of King Bao Dai, Long Son pagoda, The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, the largest of its kind in Indochina where thousands of oceanic life samples, exhibits are on display. It is also home to the largest oceanic library in Vietnam, Chánh Tọa Church (or Mountain Church), Nha Trang Pasteur Institute, Trí Nguyên Aquarium (an aquarium where hundreds of rare oceanic species are fed), and so forth.
THINGS TO DO IN NHA TRANG CITY
Po Nagar Towers
Hon Ba Nature Reserve
Yang Bay Waterfall
Hon Tam – Tam Islet
Hon Mun – Mun Islet…
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Nha Trang Seafood
Nem nuong – Grilled Fermented Pork Roll
Cha ca – Fried fish paste
Banh xeo muc – Squid pancake
Banh can – Small round rice pancake
Bun ca sua – Special Nha Trang vermicelli soup
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HOW TO GET NHA TRANG CITY FROM HO CHI MINH CITY
You can get from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang by several forms of transport – by direct plane, train, bus or taxi (private transfer).
Flights from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang:
From Saigon you will fly directly to Cam Ranh International Airport, once you get to the airport you still have almost 40 kilometres to get to the centre of town. The airport is serviced by plenty of taxis offering fixed price trips to town. Don’t take a metered taxi
Vietnam Airline: (028) 38 320 320
Vietjet Air: 1900 1886
Jetstar: 1900 1550
Train from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang
One of the popular options to travel to Nha Trang is by train. From Ho Chi Minh City, there is currently only option of overnight train to Nha Trang, which often arrives very early in the morning.
Sai Gon Train Station
Add: 1 Nguyen Thong Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Nha Trang
If you’re looking for the least expensive way to get Nha Trang, you’ll be taking the bus.
Mien Dong Bus Station Add: 292 Dinh Bo Linh Str., Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
Tips: You can use Mai Linh or Phuong Trang service (a sleeper bus)
Mai Linh bus: (028) 39 39 39 39
Phuong Trang bus: 1900 6067
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