Top 5 most attractive tourist destinations in Nha Trang
Nha Trang city always allures tourists due to its poetic landscapes with familiar images of golden sunshine, white sand, blue sea and crystal clear water. Furthermore, many people also come to Nha Trang by the peace and wild nature extremely romantic. Let Whatsup Vietnam introduce some best stunning places in Nha Trang to you.
1. Hon Mun Island
Tourists coming here not only to contemplate the beauty of the blue sea, white sand, golden sunshine, but also discover a diverse ecosystem in the ocean where is known as the most beautiful aquarium in Southeast Asia. Blessed with favorable terrain and climate, Hon Mun is the place where extreme corals develop especially under the water about 10m. Hon Mun has therefore been recognized as the first and only nature reserve in Vietnam by WWF World Wildlife Fund. According to the world's statistics, there are about 2000 types of corals and 1500 marine creatures in Hon Mun, which covers 340 out 800 corals species all over the world.
The most outstanding activity that visitors should not miss at Mun Island is scuba diving. Hon Mun is the most beautiful scuba diving spot in the country compared to many places that are put into exploitation and diving tourism until now. There are 9 dive sites in Hon Mun with many different levels of diving. You can admire the diverse range of corals and marine life in the ocean.
2. Ninh Van Bay
This place is considered as an ideal "hidden place” for those who want to escape from the noisy city to find peaceful in their soul and immerse in the nature and sky completely. It takes you about 20 minutes to get here by high speed train. Every sceneries you see will make you overwhelmed and stunned by its exceptional charm and tranquility.
If you want to experience Nha Trang tourism in Ninh Van Bay, this place will provide you with services such as scuba diving to see the coral reefs and beautiful marine life or taking part in surfing, fishing on a small boat, and you can even meditate right on the beach. These fascinating games will make you figure out the most even-minded part of who you are. In addition, for travelers who like thrills, you can choose to participate in sea games such as sea surfing or sea balloons, or a rather strange game that is the incarnation of the heroes in the game Fly - Board.
3. Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography
Known as the earliest scientific research facility in Vietnam, the Institute of Oceanography is located 6 km from the center of Nha Trang city, which specializes in marine behavior and habit. The Oceanographic Institute of Nha Trang was established in 1923 under the direct management of the French. It was not until 1952 that it was handed over to the Vietnamese.
The Museum of Marine Biology and the Oceanographic Museum are two areas that will bring you many surprises and interesting experiences. The Museum of Marine Life is home to samples of marine creatures. You will see more than 20,000 specimens of 4,000 different species of marine life. In addition, the museum also displays many specimens of freshwater creatures collected in the Gulf of Thailand, the East Sea, and Cambodia.
Museum of Oceanography is famous for its "huge" specimens. If you can only watch the giant whales, the giant fossil skeletons via TV, the internet, then you will be directly directed to the market of the giant whale skeleton up to 26 meters long and 3 meters high as well as a plenty of other large sample sets.
4. Po Nagar Towers
Commonly known as ” Thap Ba”( Lady Tower), Po Nagar Cham Tower in Nha Trang is situated about 2km from Nha Trang City Center, is nowadays still an actively site for worship by Cham, Vietnamese Buddishts and Chinese. This impressive Tower lie on a lush hill with stunning views overlooking Cia River estuary and colorful fishing boat. Po Nagar Cham Tower is a featured artwork of Cham Architectural Art and Sculpture that are still a mystery to many researchers. Besides beaches, Po Nagar Cham Tower is one of must-visit places in Nha Trang.
Po Nagar Towers are well-reserved with most of the original designs are still intact. Each towers was built to dedicate to a unique deity. The largest, which is 23m high, is dedicated to Ponagar, who is said to have taught new agricultural and weaving techniques to people of the area. In gratitude, they built the tower to honor her. The central tower is in honor of Cri Cambhu who blesses devotees with fertility, which is where childless couples often visit and pray. The North West tower is in honor of Sanhaka, a wood cutter and foster father to Ponagar. The tower in the south was dedicated to Ganeca, the daughter of Ponagar.
5. Van Phong Bay
Van Phong Bay is located in the middle of the immense sea, which is about 80 kilometers from the center of Nha Trang city and can be accessed by road or waterway. If you are not afraid of floating on the waves and not suffering from seasickness, perhaps going to the bay by ship is an extremely perfect plan. When traveling on the sea, tourists not only enjoy the stunning sea view or admire the vast sky that seems to have no horizons, but also breathe in the fresh air of the sea breeze.
Van Phong Bay is also famous for many fresh seafood. A numerous number of delicious dishes such boiled crabs, grilled shrimp, grilled cones, steamed squid and snail porridge are carefully prepared with a strong flavor will stimulate your most discerning palate. Being ranked by the World Sea Association into the list of 4 most ideal sea tourism destinations today, Van Phong Bay assuredly meet your demands completely.
Written by: Hieu La