Nha Trang - the taste of the sea

Nha Trang - the taste of the sea

Nha Trang, a coastal city located in the center of Khanh Hoa province, has long been one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Vietnam. Blessed with beautiful beaches, bays and many small and large islands, the city also owns many scenic spots, attractions, entertainment, and resort facilities.

What season is beautiful in Nha Trang?

The climate in Nha Trang is relatively mild, with a dry season lasting from January to August, with no cold winters. Therefore, tourists can come here to travel all year round. From April to the end of June, it is sunnier and hot, but not too hot.

In September, it started to rain sporadically, so it did not affect too many fun activities of tourists. From October to December, it rains more, possibly accompanied by cold air. This is no longer the peak season for domestic tourism in Nha Trang, so it is suitable for tourists who want a quiet vacation.

Transportation

Currently, Vietnamese airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Jetstar, all operate flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang, via Cam Ranh airport. Bamboo Airways has a flight from Hanoi. Ticket prices range from 1,400,000 VND to 2,500,000 VND.

Cam Ranh Airport is about 35 km from the city center. There are taxi companies to pick up passengers for about 300,000 VND a trip. In addition, visitors can use the bus, route 18, which cost 50,000 VND one way.

Nha Trang city is not too big, the main road runs along the beach, so visitors should rent a motorbike to visit, especially when they want to enjoy the local cuisine. Motorbikes cost about 100,000 - 150,000 VND to rent. Usually, hotels will provide this service.

Hotels, resorts

Tran Phu is the road that runs along the beach, there are many hotels for visitors to choose from. Some suggested hotels are Muong Thanh, Novotel, InterContinental Nha Trang, Sheraton Nha Trang, and Lodge... With the advantage of being close to the sea, near the center, hotels on this street cost 900,000 VND per night. More advanced is 2-3 million VND a night.

To save costs, visitors can find hotels and homestays after Tran Phu. Specifically, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hung Vuong, or Nguyen Thien Thuat streets.

For tourists who love resort travel, with private space, is not close to the center, Amiana resort on Pham Van Dong street; Vinpearl Resort, Hon Tre, or MerPerle are suitable choices.

Cuisine in Nha Trang

What to eat in Nha Trang? - The question is not easy but incredibly easy. Located in Central Vietnam, Nha Trang cuisine converges the quintessence of many neighboring areas such as Da Nang, Hue, Quang Ngai, and Ninh Thuan…. Visiting the land of the sea without filling your stomach with famous Nha Trang specialties is a great loss for you. Quickly put in your notebook the excellent Nha Trang delicacies that you cannot ignore.

Nha Trang Fish Vermicelli

With the advantage of rich seafood resources, Nha Trang dishes with seafood ingredients are always exceptionally delicious, and Nha Trang fish noodle is one of them. The taste of Nha Trang fish noodle soup is unmistakable with the delicious broth made from beef, scads, tomato, pineapple, onion, etc. When eating, you can add a little fish sauce and raw vegetables, very tasty. Mouth-watering and doesn't feel heavy on the stomach.

Nha Trang Grilled Spring Rolls

The specialty of Nha Trang grilled spring rolls originates from Ninh Hoa but has now become a popular dish that attracts diners excitedly to experience when traveling to Nha Trang. A part of grilled spring rolls has quite sophisticated ingredients including fragrant grilled spring rolls, crispy fried rice paper, and raw vegetables (lettuce, basil, chives, cucumber, bananas, star fruit, etc.); Everything is neatly wrapped and fits in a piece of rice paper. When eating, dipping with its own sauce, one bite is to feel the full flavor of fat - sweet - sour - spicy mixed ingeniously!

Grilled Lobster

If you have the opportunity to Nha Trang, you should sign up for the Binh Ba island tour to enjoy eating lobster at a low price with excellent quality! Binh Ba lobster is famous for its freshness and is also the largest source of lobster in Nha Trang. You can choose a red lobster, blue lobster, or star lobster depending on your financial ability. Swimming, and eating lobster are one of the activities not to be missed when traveling to Binh Ba Island - Nha Trang.

Nha Trang Jellyfish Vermicelli

A super cheap bowl of Nha Trang jellyfish noodle soup with all kinds of steamed, fried fish cakes, and crispy jellyfish meat creates an unforgettable sea flavor in the hearts of visitors. Jellyfish vermicelli can be used as breakfast or when hungry in the afternoon, it will surely satisfy hunger. This is one of the specialties of Nha Trang that you cannot ignore!

Tourist attractions

Sea Island

Nha Trang beach runs along the city, just walking from Tran Phu street can reach the sea. However, the most crowded place to bathe is in the area around Tram Huong tower. The beach of the city is rated by many tourists as clear, clean, and fine golden sand.

The island in Nha Trang Bay has its own beauty, with fishing villages, unspoiled double beaches, a "kingdom" of monkeys, and colorful coral reefs.

Hon Mieu is known as one of the most beautiful islands in the bay, located near the mainland. Here, there is Tranh beach stretching nearly 500m, with one side being fine white sand, and the other side is a shallow beach with many small pebbles. The seawater here is a clear blue, especially gentle slope, suitable for swimming. Bai Tranh is also the center of a series of games and sea sports such as jet skiing, parachute, banana floating, flyboard...

Hon Tam is about 7 km from the mainland to the southeast of the city. This is an island with a carpet of green forests, and long sandy beaches with smooth waves, especially suitable for tourists who love to travel and relax.

Hon Chong is on Pham Van Dong street, about 3 km from the city center to the northeast. This place is a large stone block with all kinds of shapes, stacked running from the high shore to the sea. This tourist destination is also one of the most beautiful places to see the coastal city, fresh air, and quiet.

Hon Mun is the most beautiful destination for diving, watching coral 12 km from the stone bridge port. With the interference of two hot ocean currents, the island has about 2,000 species of coral and many tropical marine lives. Joining a diving tour at a depth of 6 - 8 m, visitors will admire the colorful ocean world and touch many species of stars, and sea fish...

Yen Island - Hon Noi, 25 km from the port, is famous for its wild and peaceful beauty. There are double beaches, the same white sand, smooth with two sides of the clear blue sea. Visitors can see the whole sea from the top of Du Ha mountain, with about 200 steps.

Monkey Island - Hon Lao is a special attraction, with about 1,500 monkeys living in the forest. Walking around the island, visitors can see them anywhere. Most of the monkeys here are friendly with people, but visitors should be careful because they often come close to steal food. On the island, there is also a circus performance area with the hours of 9:30, 10:30, and 15:15.

Oceanographic Museum

Oceanographic Museum is a part of the Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography, established in 1923, located at 1 Cau Da. The museum includes a marine species taming area, a natural disaster area, an artificial mangrove forest, a large marine sample area, marine research equipment, and intangible resources.

Here, visitors will admire more than 20,000 specimens of marine and freshwater species. Some creatures are reared in glass tanks such as devil face fish, lionfish, and tube anemones... showing the diversity of Vietnam's marine ecosystem. In particular, the museum also displays an 18-meter-long whale skeleton and a specimen of a Dugong sea cow, caught in a fisherman's net in Phu Quoc in 2003.

Ponagar tower

This is a Cham Pa temple located on top of a hill about 10 m high above sea level, at the mouth of the Cai river, now in Vinh Phuoc ward. This is one of the largest Champa cultural heritages in the country.

The architecture consists of 3 floors, going from bottom to top according to stone steps. The Gate Tower area is no longer there. The middle floor or Mandapa's pre-top area is a place for guests to rest and prepare offerings. There are 4 rows of octagonal columns, including 12 small columns outside and 10 large columns inside.

Following the steep steps, visitors will come to the temple complex, including 6 Kalan (temple temples) in red brick, of which 2 towers have been destroyed, leaving only the foundation. The towers are built of the same style but differ in size, in which the northeast tower is the tallest, about 23 m. The four corners of the roof are three miniature roofs decorated with many mascots such as elephants, swans, and goats... Around the temple and tower area, there are many green trees for visitors to sit and relax.

In addition to pilgrimage and taking photos with the magnificent ancient towers, visitors can admire the bustling boats on the river.

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