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Our review will briefly tell you about the main attractions of Nha Trang. When compiling our rating of what every tourist should see in Nha Trang, we took into account the reviews of travelers and the recommendations of Vietnamese guides.
What to see in Nha Trang in the first place
It was possible to list all the interesting places in Nha Trang would be infinitely long. Therefore, we bring to your attention only those best sights of Nha Trang, with which your trip will be truly memorable and informative:
1. Long Son Pagoda
A 14-meter statue of a Sitting Buddha made of white stone on a lotus flower at the foot of Trai Tui Mountain
Guides in Nha Trang usually advise you to start exploring the city with a visit to the Temple of the White Buddha. The date of creation (and restoration) of the attraction is the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th centuries. In front of the pagoda there is a square with well-groomed flower beds and stone obelisk steles. You can climb to the temple by overcoming about 150 steps. The path to the top, on which the 14-meter white Buddha rises, can also be done on a bike. Behind the statue is the entrance to the temple. The Long Son complex also includes a beautiful bell tower with a large bell inside.
2. Suoi Do Pagoda
Suoy Do Pagoda and the green surroundings of Nha Trang
The temple is located on a hill outside the city. Get ready for the fact that your trip and further hike to the pagoda (including climbing up the mountain) will be quite long. But to see such sights of Nha Trang is a must. From the top you can look at the green area of the city, the slopes and endless rice fields.
3. Nha Trang Cathedral
Statues of Virgin Mary and Jesus in the outer courtyard of Nha Trang Cathedral vinhtantran
Multi-colored stained-glass windows inside the Cathedral of Nha Trang Hoangvantoanajc
The building is located in the central part of the city on a small slope. Construction work was carried out at a time when the state was a French colony – in the middle of the 20th century. You can climb the stairs to the temple. In front of the entrance to the cathedral, you can see the statues of St. Mother of God and Jesus. The interior decoration is represented by beautiful stained-glass windows and numerous benches made of wood. Several hundred believers can be present in the temple at the same time.
4. Cableway to Hon Che Island
Magnificent seascape from the cable car booths from the coast of Nha Trang to the island of Hon Che
The metal structure connects the coast of the city with the island of Hong Che, where the famous entertainment complex Winpearl is located. The length of the cable car, illuminated by multi-colored lights in the evening, is over three kilometers. The journey over the waters lasts about 12 minutes, enough to take great photos, look at the islands and coast of Nha Trang.
5. Chi Nguyen Aquarium
Chi Nguyen Aquarium building in the form of a pirate ship on the shores of the picturesque Bruce Tuten Bay
View of marine life through the glass tunnel of Chi Nguyen Newone Aquarium
A great option for what to visit in Nha Trang with the whole family. The building has the shape of a ship moored to the coast. The Maritime Museum was opened thanks to a local wealthy fisherman who allocated the necessary financial resources from his own budget. The complex consists of several separate artificial reservoirs. In one of the zones there are predatory inhabitants of the seas and oceans, in the other two – exotic fish and “calm” inhabitants of the waters. Guests of the aquarium are allowed to feed the fish. Aquariums are arranged on several levels of the building along the ship's decks.
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6. Winpearl Amusement Park
Visitors at Winperl Fantastic Amusement Park on Hon Che Winperl Island in Nha Trang
Water slide system for children and adults in Winpearl Amusement Park
If you do not know where to go in Nha Trang with children, come to this famous amusement park. On the territory there is an equipped beach, a water park with various water attractions, an oceanarium, dolphinariums, an area with slot machines. As we have already said, the cable car allows you to get to Winperl.
Official website: http://nhatrang.
7. Lotus Tower
A building in the form of a flower of pale pink petals on the Nha Trang embankment
What to see in Nha Trang in 1 day for fans of modern architecture? A building made in the shape of a lotus flower, which is a real decoration of the city's embankment. Previously, there was a memorial complex in its place. The tower houses an exhibition center with permanent and temporary exhibitions on various topics.
8. Alexandre Yersin Museum
Letters, a commemorative medal of a French bacteriologist at the Alexandre Yersin Walej
The complex is located on the territory of a research center created at the end of the 18th century by Yersen. It should be noted that many educational institutions and streets are named after the scientist who devoted himself to the study of deadly bacteria in Nha Trang. The exhibition imitates the working environment of a researcher's office. Samples include Yersin's tools, personal belongings and literature.
9. Institute of Oceanography
Giant whale skeleton at Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute Lưu Ly
The employees of the Institute, founded in 1920, are busy studying the sea. At the institution there is an oceanarium, in whose aquariums exotic fish, huge turtles, sharks and rays swim. On the second floor of the Maritime Museum there are halls with stuffed aquatic creatures. Part of the collection of exhibits is in the reservoirs on the street, part – inside the complex.
Official website: http://vnio.org.
10. Dien Citadel Khan
The surviving front gate and part of the walls of the old citadel of Dien Khan from the 18th century Vinhtantran
The approximate date of the construction of the defensive structure is the 18th century. Marble and brick were used to create the fortress. At present, only a small part of the citadel has survived, including dilapidated walls and gates. But they are also in a rather neglected “historical” state. The object was damaged by the actions of the French army.
11. Yang Bay Eco-Park
A giant tree with ribbons of the Raglai people in the Yang Bay eco-national park in Nha Trang
A trip to this wonderful natural complex is recommended by all guides in Nha Trang. The park is located an hour from the city. From cockfights and pig races to listening to Raglai music, feeding alligators and riding ostriches, guests can enjoy all sorts of entertainment. There are several waterfalls on the territory of Yang Bay Park.
Official website: http://yangbay.
12. Ba Ho Waterfall
One of the three levels of the Ba Ho waterfall in the tropical jungle of middle Vietnam
A natural attraction located near Zoklet Beach. The path to it is quite difficult, and lies among the mountains. Ba HoBa Ho includes several waterfalls. Many travelers only visit the first one, as the remaining two are far away.
13. Hon Mun Island
The unique natural landscape of Hon Mun Island Nguyen Hung Vu
The island-reserve is a huge success among fans of scuba diving. Since the waters washing it are crystal clear, and the shores are strewn with numerous coral reefs. Rocks with underwater caves (Madonna Rock) are considered ideal points for those who want to dive to the bottom. The local fauna is rich and varied: starfish and seahorses, clown fish and octopuses are found here. You can get to the island by renting a boat. The best weather conditions for diving enthusiasts are from May to September.
14. Monkey Island
Monkey on the beach on Monkey Island
This amazing island is included in all the lists of “the main attractions of Vietnam.” It is located a couple of tens of kilometers from the center of Nha Trang, and in previous years served as the location of the scientific center for the study of monkeys. Due to the fact that the center belonged to the authorities of the USSR, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it officially ceased to exist. Many primates were taken from the island, others fled to the local forest. Currently, about one and a half thousand animals live in natural conditions on the territory of this natural reserve. Their guests should be extremely careful: as the animals are not afraid of people, they are happy to snatch bags, smartphones and other items from them. It's not easy to recover a loss. It is also worth visiting the reserve for the sake of the amusement park, the beach, the landscaped garden and the oriental circus (you do not need to buy additional tickets, their price is included in the price of tickets for holidays on the island). There is a rental of hydroscooters and boats. You can get to your destination by ferry.
Official website: http://nhaphubay
Top view of the I-Resort complex in Nha Trang
The famous city mud bath, offering its guests a variety of health and beauty treatments. Services are provided in a complex (packages). A visit to I-Resort can be recommended to anyone who is tired of the usual beach holiday. There are especially many visitors here in cloudy weather. Since the hospital includes several heated pools, the main of which is made in the form of a beach line with white sand.
Official website: https://www.i-resort .
Nha Trang attractions: what else to visit in Nha Trang?
If you have already seen all those Nha Trang attractions, the photo with the name and description of which we have included in this review, do not be discouraged. The list of fascinating places does not come to an end:
16. Khon Khoi Salt Plantations
Early morning salt miners at the Khon Khoi salt plantations
On plantations located near Zoklet beach (and 50 km from the city), salt is mined on an industrial scale. The fields are flooded with salty sea water, which evaporates in a couple of days, leaving behind only white crystals. Salt collected in the early morning hours is sent for processing. At the height of the day, work on its collection is not carried out, because. “daytime” crystals are considered unusable.
17. Nha Trang Beach
The city beach of Nha Trang stretches for several kilometers along the sea line.
The length of the beach line is several kilometers. You can sunbathe and swim here for free. But if you want to use umbrellas or sun loungers, you still have to pay for them. Along the coastline is a promenade lined with stone. After you visit all the excursions in Nha Trang, come here to relax and unwind. The beach is visited and crowded.
18. Zoklet Beach
Due to the gentle slope and shallow sea depth, Zoklet beach is suitable for families with children
One of the most beautiful and secluded beaches in Nha Trang. It is located fifty kilometers from the city in its northern part. You can get to Zoklet not only by bike or taxi, but also by public transport. The area is famous for its magnificent scenery. The waters are crystal clear and transparent. Recommend rest here for those who want to spend time in peace and tranquility. And also for tourists with children: the depth is shallow, the descent into the sea is gentle.
19. Tyam towers Po Nagar
Cham Towers Po Nagar in the Vietnamese city of Nha Trang on Mount La Lao
You need to book the best hotels in Nha Trang in advance. But you can buy excursions to these Buddhist and Hindu temples after arriving in the city. Tower construction continued from the 7th century to the 12th century. In those years when the great Cham country still existed. So far, only four buildings have survived. Please note that Po Nagar is a sacred object for the Vietnamese and an active temple. Behave accordingly. Visitors with bare shoulders and knees will be given gray overalls at the entrance to the towers.
Official website: https://thap-ba-
20. Cape Hong Chong
Hon Chong Rock Garden is a popular tourist attraction in the city of Nha Trang in Vietnam
The attraction is located in the north of the city. Hon Chong is covered with stones of all shapes and sizes. Often these stones create original figures against which tourists like to be photographed. Local souvenir shops offer commemorative paintings made of pebbles. At dusk and dawn, an incredible view of the waters of the South China Sea opens from the cape.
We told you briefly about the main attractions of Nha Trang. You can learn more interesting information about them from the guides. Read also about the sights of Hanoi and be inspired to travel further in Vietnam.