Activities like visiting a pagoda, swimming in Nha Trang beaches or joining in campfire at night will make your tour much more meaningful. If you are wondering which activities to try in this beautiful place, here is a hint with the top 9 things to do in Nha Trang.
1. Enjoy sight-seeing in Nha Trang Oceanography Institute
Location: 1 Cau Da, Tran Phu street, Vinh Nguyen Ward.
Nha Trang Oceanography Institute is the institute where investigates the life of marine fauna and flora in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa Province. Tourists can go on sightseeing experiments and contemplate strange creatures that are hardly seen in real life. There are a lot of creatures and abnormal plants that are displayed in Nha Trang Oceanography Institute.
2. Visit Palace of Emperor Bảo Đại
The second place is Palace of Emperor Bao Đai, which is one of the beauty spots and historical monuments of Nha Trang City. Palace of Emperor Bảo Đại is a Vietnamese well – known word which indicates palaces where Bao Đai King used for working and relaxing, in the time he was the King of Annam and Emperor of Vietnam. These palaces have harmonious French architecture and are placed scattered at tourist attractions of Vietnam. Now, most of them are tourist attractions.
The following place is not less famous. It is Nha Trang Oceanography Institute which is next to Palace of Emperor Bao Đai.
Location: Vinh Nguyen Ward, nearby Nha Trang Oceanography Institute.
3. Make wishes in Long Son Pagoda
Long Son Pagoda or White Buddha Pagoda, was previously known as Đang Long Tu, is located at 22 October 23 Street, Phuong Son Ward, and sits at the foot of Trai Thuy
mountain, in city of Nha Trang. This pagoda was built 100 years ago. After many times of restoration, until now, it is the most famous pagoda in Khanh Hoa Province, Viet Nam.
Location: 22 of “23 tháng 10” street, Phuong Son Ward.
4. Enjoy mud soak in Thap Ba Hot Spring
Thap Ba Hot Spring is a Nha Trang’s tourist attraction where your health is cared. This place has many health care services which mud soak and bath is primarily. Thap Ba Hot Spring is at the back of Thap Ba Ponagar, towards the North 4 kilometers distance from the center of Nha Trang and 20 minutes by car.
Location: 15 Ngoc Son street, Ngoc Hiep Ward.
5. Visit Thap Ba Ponagar
Po Nagar (full name is Po Ina Nagar or Thap Ba) is a Champa Temple which is located at the top of a small hill which is 10 – 12 meters in height above sea level, at Cai River’s estuary (Nha Trang River) in Nha Trang, towards the North about 2 kilometers distance from the center of the town, nowadays is Vinh Phuoc Ward. The name “Po Nagar Tower” is used for the whole structure, but actually, it is the name of the highest tower with the height of 23 meters. This temple was built in the prosperity period of Hinduism, when Champa was in the stage named Kauthara (Hoan Vuong Quoc). Therefore, the statue of Goddess has the shape of Umar, Shiva’s wife.
Location: Vinh Phuoc Ward, Nha Trang City.
6. Entertain in Vinpearl Land
Vinpearl Land or Hon Ngoc viet tourist resort (old name until December 2006) is a
luxurious tourist resort of Nha Trang, located at Hon Tre Island (Bamboo Island). Vinpearl Land was set up in 2001 and has been on stock exchange HOSE since 2008. It is an establishment of Vingroup Corporation.
Location: Hòn Tre island.
7. Take photos in Hòn Chồng Island
Hòn Chồng Island is a natural beautiful site in Nha Trang City, belongs to cluster of Hon Chong, Vinh Phuoc Ward. This area is a reef that is stacked in natural way. In addition, nearby there are Hon Vo Island and Nha Trang Assembly Hall which has shape of Hue beam house and is built on it.
Location: Vinh Phuoc Ward
8. Bathing in Yangbay Waterfall
The waterfall is about 45 kilometers distance from Nha Trang City and 100 meters in height above sea level. It is totally placed in a 45 hectare valley and covered by a primeval forest. From the Dien Khanh Citadel, following the inter – district to the West of Khanh Vinh, turning left at fork of Song Cau Commune and going on approximately 14 kilometers is to Yangbay tourist park, Khanh Phu Commune, Khanh Vinh District. Yangbay is a waterfall system that starts from Cau River, constitutes the main waterfall Yangbay and two small ones Yang Khang and Ho Cho. The main waterfall Yangbay has 2.000 meters in length and 80 meters different height, which creates many natural large and small lakes.
Location: Khanh Phu Commune, Khanh Vinh District.
9. Enjoy seafood and many specialties
Alongside many beautiful places, Nha Trang is also famous for its delicious seafood with a wide range of dishes such as fish, cuttle-fish, poulpe, so forth and so on. There are also many specialties in Nha Trang such as Banh Can, fried meat roll, jelly-fish noodles, etc.
Those dishes are sold everywhere in Nha Trang, you can ride or walk along the streets here and find a restaurant for your own, enjoy the hot meal while watching people coming and going.
Those activities are really great for those who love the pure beauty of Nha Trang. In addition to the seafood dishes, you can make a plan to visit many other places such as Long Son Pagoda, Yangbay Waterfall… with this top-thing list. Nha Trang is small, but will need a lot of time to discover.