Nha Trang Vietnam - what to do in 2 or 3 days?
- on Oct 31, 2019       By: BN
Located in a bay of beautiful islands, ranked among the 20 most beautiful bays in the world, Nha Trang resort is an ideal destination for travellers wishing to enjoy a beach break during their trip to Vietnam. If you’re looking forward to swimming in water that is hot most of the year and enjoying the white sand of heavenly beaches, this is the right place for you. Or you can also enjoy the many cultural attractions of the city and a variety of activities that will make your stay in Nha Trang pleasant, whether you’re there for 2 or 3 days.
Discover Nha Trang in 2 days
When one discovers the idyllic beaches of Nha Trang, we guarantee you will not want to leave it's warm embrace. Sunbathing while watching the blue of the East Sea is an activity that is hard to get bored of. It's always nice during a trip to have a good time relaxing and chilling. If doing nothing is too unbearable, stay facing the sea and indulge in some water activities that you can have in your resort such as water skiing, jet skiing, parasailing, paddling or water sailing.
On the first and second day in Nha Trang, you can enjoy seaside pleasures and cultural discoveries. The main cultural attraction of the city is undoubtedly the Po Nagar Cham towers, which is still in a remarkable state. Built between the 8th and 11th centuries by the Cham people who once dominated the central plain of Vietnam, the Po Nagar Cham towers were erected to worship the goddess Yan Po Nagar, founder of the Champa Kingdom. Classified as a National Historic Heritage site, the Po Nagar Cham towers were a wonderful witness to the architectural genius of the people of the Champa Kingdom but who are now extinct.
You can also visit the Institute of Oceanography of Nha Trang founded on September 14, 1922 by French scientists, a facility still used for marine scientific research. Or the Nha Trang cathedral of Gothic style, made entirely of stone and built in the 1930s, or the Alexander museum Yersin devoted to this French adventurer scientist who lived and died in Nha Trang. The local population held Yersin in high esteem for his work he undertook for the fishing community in particular. The museum is right next to the Institute Pasteur which he ran before.
You can also dedicate a day out to explore some of the islands that dot the beautiful Nha Trang Bay. This is a great trip out to the sea where you can swim in the warm, translucent waters and discover the seabed by snorkelling. Ultra fresh seafood BBQ and a very friendly atmosphere with the crew of the boat will leave you with an excellent experience. There’s also a possibility to go out at sea with a diving club to enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the seabed. In the evening, you can enjoy the atmosphere of the night market and especially the stalls of seafood restaurants. Nha Trang is renowned throughout the country for the quality of its seafood products, especially lobster. Gourmets, please take note!
Discover Nha Trang in 3 days
If you are travelling on a family trip to Vietnam, we recommend you visit the VinePearl theme park for a day. This fantastic entertainment complex offers a multitude of activities for young and old, such as the underground aquarium, some exciting rides, the amazing water park or simply enjoy a long and beautiful white sand beach. To reach Vinepearl Amusement Park, you can take the world's largest marine cable car with a breath-taking view of Nha Trang Bay.
For this third day in Nha Trang, you can go for a half or full day on a bike to explore the surroundings of Nha Trang. You can take the opportunity to visit the Ba Ho Waterfalls or one of the three tourist areas offering natural mineral mud bath services: the Thap Ba Hot Spring, the 100 Egg Mud Bath and I-Resort. They are all renowned for their medicinal healing properties and mud baths provide effective therapeutic cleansing.
The third day can also be spent playing golf on one of Nha Trang's three superb golf courses. This day can also be spent discovering the beautiful bay of Cam Ranh which is about forty kilometres south of Nha Trang and its beaches stretch as far as the eye can see. Another nice ride, you can drive to Doc Let beach, north of Nha Trang, to enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood with a great view.
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