Nha Trang Beach and Beyond

Located far from Ho Chi Minh City – about 450 kilometers, Nha Trang is known as one the most beautiful coastal jewel of Vietnam. Along with its seemingly endless white sand beaches and pristine coastline, Nha Trang becomes the top destination for tourists. However, undiscovered city offers travelers much more than white sand, turquoise water, luxury resorts, and natural beauty.

Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang Beach

In to the Deep Sea

Once you venture far from the sunny shore, you could find out much more beauty especially into the deep. Actually, Nha Trang has peaceful waters year-round that it is perfect place for those who looking to explore beyond the sands and into the crystal waters. The marine ecological park around Hon Mun Island is one of the best destinations for its diving & snorkeling in Viet Nam, and arguably Southeast Asia. Only take around 45 minutes by boat, the marine park has shown apart Nha Trang’s underwater life and some protected areas from destruction.

Snorkling Nha Trang

Snorkling Nha Trang

Historical Monument

Po Nagar Temple in Nha Trang which locates in its own hill and overlooks the city’s skyline is one of the most beautifully restored Cham temples in Viet Nam. Before this temple was a highlight touring destination, the ancient Cham people settled in Nha Trang for long time that then their empire mostly stretched the South Central Viet Nam and partly Laos and Cambodia. Therefore, the ancient ruins of Cham temples still stands somewhere in Vietnam. Nowadays, incense is always burning in large bowls, called “bat huong” in front of the temple entrance because many people still come there every day and they pray the best things for their life.

 

Po Nagar Temple - Nha Trang

Po Nagar Temple – Nha Trang

 

Religious Places

Beyond the city centre, modern demonstration like the Kito Cathedral or “Nha tho Nui”   has shown the belief and history of the local people here. Located on the top of small hill, there is steep driving way surrounding up to its entrance. Although the church was built in the early 1900s with big influences from French and Western architecture, it is still a worship place of the major Catholic in Nha Trang.

 

Farther than the Kito Cathedral, it takes few kilometers from the city centre; Long Son Pagoda is the testament to various religions in Nha Trang. This pagoda also sits atop a mountain where there are many connected spots by steep stairs and stone ways for prayers. With a collection of “sleeping Buddhas” and an enormous sitting Buddha statue (about 24 metres height) standing at the top of the mountain, it is the most well known features of Long Son. The place where the Buddha statue stands offers the best city views surrounding it, especially for photo shooting.

 

What’s about Sunset

Besides Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang also is one of the most vibrant cities at night. A totally new scene of night life opens in front of you in Nha Trang when the sun goes down. Lots of bars with any kinds of music open after sunset that you can choose to enjoy night atmosphere of the city. Yet the Sailing Club is the most famous bar where attracts both visitors and locals till midnight.

Travelers will be completely satisfied with Nha Trang food particularly seafood. It is easy to find seafood restaurant but most of the best ones are along Tran Phu Str. They span along the coastline like the cultural characteristics of this city. However, trying some dining food stands on the beach after sunset will impress you with exciting experiences. Just before sundown, taking a walk along the beach will make you see the best local food by chance.

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