Top 10 things to do in Nha Trang
- on Sep 4, 2019       By: Bảo Ngọc
The long beach of white sand accompanied with coconut trees, turquoise sea, and sunny weather almost all the year, the seaside resort of Nha Trang is an ideal destination for the travellers wishing to enjoy a seaside break during their trip to Vietnam. What to do in Nha Trang? Do not miss out on the activities that have made the city of Central Vietnam famous!
Enjoy the beautiful beach
7 kilometres long, curved on one of the 25 most beautiful bays in the world, Nha Trang beach and its white sand has enough to satisfy all lovers of idleness. You can relax on a deckchair to watch the blue of the ocean or enjoy all the seaside pleasures offered by one of the dream beaches in Vietnam with its many aquatic activities: sailing, jet-skiing, parasailing...
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Go out to the sea
Enjoy a day trip by boat to explore some of the islands that scatter in the beautiful Nha Trang Bay. A very nice trip out to the sea where you can swim in the warm and translucent waters and discover the seabed of the island of the whale. Fresh seafood BBQ and very friendly atmosphere with the crew of the boat will leave you an excellent memory. There’s also a possibility to go out to the sea with a diving club to appreciate more in-depth the extraordinary beauty of the seabed.
Discover Nha Trang Oceanography Institute
It’s a nice visit to do with family to discover some live specimens of the sea of Vietnam but also more distant countries. Your children will particularly appreciate the great pool and its sharks, the skeletons of whales, one of which was stranded in 2003 in Nha Trang, and other cetaceans. Founded September 14, 1922 by French scientists, the research happening here continues to better understand the marine ecology of Vietnam.
Visit Alexandre Yersin Museum
This disciple of Pasteur, discoverer of the bacillus of the plague, lived for a long time in Nha Trang where he died on February 28, 1943. He developed the Pasteur institutes in Vietnam and worked for the good of the community of Nha Trang and fishermen in particular. The museum traces the life of the scientist with an exhibition of many objects and tools that belonged to him and with the reconstruction of his study and his room.
Discover the Cham towers of Ponagar
Built between the 8th and 11th centuries by the Cham people who once dominated the central plain of Vietnam, the Ponagar Cham towers were erected to worship the goddess Yan Po Nagar, founder of the kingdom of Champa. Located on a hill, this beautiful archaeological site offers a great view of Nha Trang city.
Visit Nha Trang Cathedral
Built by the French in the 1930s under the leadership of priest Louis Vallet, the cathedral is located on top of a hill overlooking Nha Trang. This Gothic cathedral is made entirely of stone and has remarkable stained glass windows depicting saints and a square clock tower topped by a large crucifix. We advise you to go there during the Mass to taste the Christian fervour of the Vietnamese.
Have a mud bath
Renowned for their medicinal healing properties, mud baths provide effective therapeutic cleansing. Three tourist areas offer mineral and natural mud bath services: the Thap Ba Hot Spring, the 100 Egg Mud Bath and the I Resort. You can complete your mud bath with a massage, sauna or steam room. What a way to relax and recharge your batteries before continuing your stay in Nha Trang.
As the seaside city with an active port, Nha Trang is a dream destination for seafood lover. All kind of fish, crab, squid, lobster, clam… The choice is endless. You can also choose how to taste them, in one of the many restaurants or in the street. It all depends on your preferences.
Go to the night market
The Nha Trang night market is a pleasant night out where the locals and travellers in the seaside town mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. This is an excellent opportunity to taste the many Vietnamese culinary specialities with its many cooking stands. It is also an ideal place to buy some souvenirs from Vietnam.
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Have fun at Vinepearl Theme Park
An ideal outing for a family seaside holiday in Vietnam since this entertainment complex offers a multitude of activities for young and old. You can visit the underground aquarium, ride rides, enjoy the amazing water park or just enjoy a long and beautiful white sand beach. To reach Vinepearl Amusement Park, take the world's largest marine cable car with a breath-taking view of Nha Trang Bay.