Enjoy your wonderful trip to Yen Island in Nha Trang
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Nha Trang city – the capital city of Khanh Hoa Province is situated on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. This place is such an amazing sea city that thousands of both domestic and international visitors come and explore its remarkable length of beautiful coastline and a lot of islands with various sizes, making it become one of the most popular stops in best tours in Vietnam.
Among 19 islands located in Nha Trang, Monkey Island (Dao Khi) is one of the most famous places because of its amazing variety of the species that inhabit in the island. Another interesting island is Hon Tre Island which covers a vast area of 35 square kilometers with striking landscapes. In particular, another place to explore in your Nha Trang island tour is Yen Island or “Đảo Yến” in Vietnamese. Yen Island certainly brings visitors a great impression with its salangane and a local delicacy made from its nests; pristine beaches; and peaceful and majestic landscapes.
General information about Yen Island
Located in 17km from the center of Nha Trang, Yen Island is highly considered as one of the most wonderful islands that both local people and foreigner tourists like to pay a visit again in their Nha Trang tour. The island is famous for the special and unique double natural beach. What’s more, it is also the great place where you can find thousands of salangane nests harvested for many years in order to make the special food of Nha Trang “dãi yến” or “bird’s nest”
What to do in Yen Island
If you visit Yen Island, it is necessary to explore the double natural beach in Yen Island. Because of the unique flows of water, it’s got a cold side and a hot side. You cannot find any beach that is unique like this in other places in Vietnam. The beach becomes a famous attraction among both young people and photographers. Why don’t you spend a happy time exploring the one-of-a-kind beach with your family and friends during your Nha Trang island tour?
Double natural beach
Additionally, you can also get an opportunity to conquer the Du Ha Mountain of Yen Island. The mountain is about 100 meters high and is quite easy for tourists to reach the top. Remember to prepare your camera to capture all the breathtaking, panoramic view of the scenery of the island’s beauty.
Moreover, you can climb to some rock cliffs while playing in the island. There are also some bamboo bridges curving around the cliffs designed to enable tourist to enjoy the magnificent landscapes.
In addition, Yen Island is home to the greatest number of salanganes and their nests in Vietnam. Visitors may go explore the caves where the salanganes make their own nests on the rocks.
When the tide goes out, tourists can also see a number of wonderful corals in Yen Island. It would be a great chance for your kids explore and learn the nature.
When to visit Yen Island
The best time to pay a visit to this beautiful island is from the beginning of April to the beginning of September. The reason for this is that during this time, the weather is quite dry and the beach is clean. Additionally, it is also the salangane’s nests harvest. The harvest occurs twice a year, in March and August. If you are lucky, you can have a chance to experience how Nha Trang people collect the nests.
How to get to Yen Island
One thing you need to remember that tourists may only travel to the island during the day. To pay a visit to Yen Island, you have to go by boat or ferry. You need to get to Cau Da harbor to buy a ferry ticket to get there. The ticket prices are about 300,000 – 350,000 VND per person including breakfast, drinks, fruits, lunch, and sweets. It usually takes you about 2 to 3 hours to go to the island.
Travel to the island by boat
As one of the best islands in Vietnam, Yen Island is definitely an ideal site for you to spend your summer holidays relaxing with your family and friends. Get your luggage, enjoy your trips and save as many wonderful memories as you can in your Nha Trang island tour.