Nha Trang is a beautiful coastal city located in the central region of Vietnam. When coming to this city, you will be experiencing many exciting things here. If you are wondering and looking for things to do in Nha Trang, this article will be the perfect suggestion.
1. Relax on the beach and join adventure games
With good weather almost all year round, Nha Trang beach attracts tourists all over the world. Every day, when it is just bright, and the sun has not yet appeared along the beach from the beginning of Le Loi Street to Da Tuong Street (about 4km), thousands of people flock to the beach to swim, exercise, play football. Here you can join some extreme sports like parasailing, jetski, surfing.
Beautiful beaches in Nha Trang that you should visit: Nha Trang beach, Bai Duong beach and Hon Chong beach, Doc Let beach and finally Long beach
2. Visit 4 Most Beautiful islands near Nha Trang city
Traveling to Nha Trang without taking a tour of the islands is a pity. Because of Nha Trang, there are stunning natural islands. Highlights are Hon Mot Island and Hon Mun Island. In addition to Hon Mieu Island and Hon Tam Island, especially when coming to Hon Mieu Island, you will have the opportunity to see the marine animals in Tri Nguyen Aquarium.
Since each travel company has different stops, visiting the four islands can last about 5 hours or more depending on the activities.
3. Take part in scuba diving in Hon Mun Island
Hon Mun Island is rated by WWF as the region with the most marine biodiversity in Vietnam. Hon Mun not only attracts tourists by the green beaches, but it also attracts tourists by the floating bars on the sea and scuba diving services to discover the beautiful coral reefs here.
When participating, you will be equipped with professional equipment such as a diver, including diving clothes, eyeglasses, and snorkel. After a few minutes of talking to the instructor, you will begin the journey to explore the ocean at a depth of 10-15 meters. The beautiful coral reefs, along with cute, colorful sea creatures, will attract you.
4. Visit Ponagar Tower and mud bath experience
Ponagar tower is the largest Cham Pa architectural complex in Central Vietnam. This tourist destination is about 2km from Nha Trang city center to the north; the Ponagar tower is a complex of relics consisting of four towers and two shrines; the most massive tower is worship Ponagar goddess. Coming here, you will have the opportunity to admire the beauty of sculpture and the unique construction techniques of the ancient Cham Pa.
Ponagar tower is a tourist destination and a religious, cultural, and historical mecca of the Champa people. Therefore, when you come here, all visitors are required to dress discreetly, politely, not to wear short pants or skirts. Ponagar tower opened for visitors from 6 am to 5:30 pm. The admission fee is 1 USD
The best time to visit the Ponagar Tower is from the 21st to the 23rd day of the lunar month because, at this time, there will be a Ponagar Tower festival with many exceptional cultural and artistic activities.
After visiting Ponagar Tower, you can combine mud bathing at a hot mineral spring resort nearby. Tickets cost about 4 USD / person if you go in groups and use collective bathing pools (from 15 – 20 people) or 8 USD / person if you go alone and use a private pool.
Note: When you take a mud bath, remember to bring a swimsuit because it is a requirement
5. Shopping and explore night Market in Nha Trang
If you want to learn the cultural life, you should go to a market because the market will be the place that best represents the regional cultural characteristics there. Arriving in Nha Trang, if in the daytime you can visit big markets such as Dam Market, Xom Moi Market, and when night falls, you can admire the bustling trade scene of the night market.
Nha Trang Night Market is a place to trade goods and a place for tourists to walk and feel Nha Trang city’s bustling and fresh atmosphere at night.
In Nha Trang City, the most famous is Tran Phu Night Market, opposite the 2/4 square. This market is open from 6 –11 pm. This is also an entertainment point, visiting the evening of many tourists when coming to Nha Trang.
Although the market only occupies a small area, there are up to 100 stalls selling all kinds of products, specialties of Khanh Hoa province.
The market is divided into different areas such as food area, souvenir shop, clothing sale area, entertainment area. Depending on your needs, you can choose the area you want to visit.
6. Eat unique dishes of Nha Trang
Coming to the coastal city of Nha Trang, you will not only be satisfied with the beautiful beaches but you will also be impressed by the wonderful taste of unique dishes in this coastal city.
You can easily enjoy the famous dishes of Nha Trang such as Roasted Beef – Lac Canh located at 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem, Mini-pancakes with Meatball Sauce – Ba Thua located at 55 Yersin, Nem Nuong – Dang Van Quyen Restaurant located at 1A Lan Ong, Dien Khanh Wet Cake Street – situated along the road of National Highway 1A, 10km from the city center, Cau Dua Duck is located at 96 23/10 Streets – Nha Trang City.
7. Visit Yangbay Waterfall
It is an omission if you come to Nha Trang and think it will be a holiday with only the sea and the island. Nha Trang also has a forest landscape with majestic waterfalls. And YangBay waterfall is one of the tourist destinations in Nha Trang that you should not ignore.
YangBay waterfall is located in Khanh Phu commune, Khanh Vinh district, Khanh Hoa, about 50km from Nha Trang. The waterfall is 100m above sea level; this waterfall falls between an area of an ancient forest and a beautiful landscape with rocks, water, and flowers blooming in four seasons.
8. Sleep one night at Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Resort
Ninh Van Bay is located in Ninh Hoa town (Khanh Hoa province), 60 km from Nha Trang; it is like an oasis with green seawater, white sand beaches, and coconut trees swinging in the wind.
Coming to Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Resort, the charming beauty of this resort will inevitably attract you. The resort owns 54 luxury villas designed with French architectural style combined with Vietnamese structural features with rustic roofs.
Here you can swim, watch the sunset on the yacht, bike ride around the resort. Especially for young people who like strong feelings, you can participate in exciting activities such as surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and watching corals.
With a peaceful and beautiful space, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay Resort will surely be the ideal place for your trip to Nha Trang.
9.Visiting Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute
Nha Trang Oceanography Institute was established in 1923, located in 1 Cau Da, about 6km southeast of Nha Trang city center. It hosts more than 20,000 specimens of 4,000 marine and freshwater species collected and preserved for many years.
In particular, when going to the Institute of Oceanography, you will admire the enormous whale skeleton nearly 26m long, 3m high, with 48 fully restored vertebrae. This is definitely a place not to be missed with families with young children or young people who love learning about marine animals.
10. Sitting cable car across the sea and playing delight in Vinpearl Land
Vinpearl Land – Nha Trang is an entertainment destination that attracts many tourists when coming to Nha Trang. It will be an omission if you ignore this fascinating entertainment venue.
To get to Vinpearl Land – Nha Trang, you will have to travel by cable car; when you go, you will have the opportunity to see the whole beautiful scenery of Nha Trang Bay from this unique cable car system.
Vinpearl Land’s cable car has a sea-crossing length that reaches a world record with many innovative applications in engineering construction. To Vinpearl Land – Nha Trang, you will admire the beautiful scenery of nature and the bustling atmosphere of entertainment activities here.
These are 10 great things to do in Nha Trang. Hopefully, the above information will help you have a wonderful and fun trip to Nha Trang.