Nha Trang - The precious pearl of Vietnam
Famous for its landscapes and also seascapes, Nha Trang is one of the must-see destinations in Vietnam. Nha Trang is a coastal city of Khanh Hoa province, home to the ancient temples, many stunning islands. This is the place you could not miss for sightseeing in Vietnam.
Long Son Pagoda
Long Son Pagoda is one of the iconic spots of Nha Trang, this tranquil place is also known as Temple of the White Buddha. Located on top of the hill, the temple is an ideal place to have a good view of the city and it is also where people can seek for some peaceful moment. The most outstanding feature in this hundred-year-old pagoda is the 14 meter-tall White Buddha statue sitting quietly behind the temple and you can see the statue from anywhere around the pagoda.
The 14 meters-tall White Buddha statue
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Built between the 7th and 12th centuries, the Po Nagar Towers carries the Cham architectural style and is an ideal destination for Sightseeing in Nha Trang, Vietnam. Originally built to worship by the Cham and now becomes a famous attraction to Buddhists and tourists. The entire complex used to have 7 or 8 towers, only 4 remain and this tourist spot is named after the main tower – the highest of the complex (23 meters). The sacred towers are located 2-3km north of central Nha Trang.
The complex remains its historical beauty after hundreds of years
Located at the center of the city, Dam Market is the busiest and the biggest market in Nha Trang. This market is a 3-story building loaded with colorful stalls that sell variety of things from souvenirs, clothes to fresh meat and fish. Especially the dry seafood section is a very interesting place to wander the identical and strong scent, the eye-catching arrangement of different kinds of dry seafood (shrimp, seaweed, cuttlefish) are hard to forget. The market starts its day at 4.am every morning and is always crowded with vendors and people who seek for good things.
Ba Ho Waterfall
Ba Ho Waterfall is a must-go in Nha Trang sightseeing tour in Vietnam. This stunning waterfall surrounded by a green forest is a favorite spot for hiking, swimming and picnicking. “Ba Ho” means “three pools”, the challenging thing is you must hike up (takes about 25 minutes) to reach the first of three falls and it is also a very good way to take exercise. The second and third fall are even more challenging, require not only endurance but also flexibility and patience. The reward is the feeling of paid off and the beautiful waterfalls.
Nha Trang Cathedral
The western beauty of Nha Trang Cathedral gives you the sensation of an elegance yet mysterious French-style building that standing strong and steady on a small hill. This tourist attraction is also called “Nui Church” by the Vietnamese; it means “The church on the mountain”. The stone church serves the local Catholic community, three huge and colorful stained glass carry the simple of God behind the Jesus statue is absolutely beautiful. Especially, many couples have taken their romantic wedding photos here too.
Beaches and Islands
Nha Trang is a coastal city with many amazing beaches; the clear turquoise sea is a perfect place for off-shore activities such as swimming, scuba-diving and snorkeling. The underwater world is painted with different shades of color by the stunning coral reefs. The 6km-long golden sand beach is a hard-to-miss destination of Nha Trang sightseeing in Vietnam.
Snorkeling and enjoy the beauty of nature
Tourists most favorite plan is the Nha Trang islands tour, Nha Trang has a total of 19 islands but only 14 islands opening for tourism. Each island has their own charm for you to discover
FYI: How to get to Nha Trang
There are many ways to get to Nha Trang. By train - the most popular and recommended way: you can experience the train service in Vietnam and also enjoy the beauty of nature on the way. There are two routes: from Hanoi to Nha Trang and from Saigon to Nha Trang. By airplane, this sure is a comfortable and time-saving way but you would miss a lot of things. By tourist bus: there is a lot of buses you can catch and this is the cheapest way.