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    Tourist Attractions in Nha Trang

    The most interesting and beautiful tourist attractions in Nha Trang. Photos and a brief description.

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    About Nha Trang

    Nha Trang is one of the main resorts of central Vietnam. Classic beach holidays and excursions to picturesque national parks are perfectly combined here. The city is located along a wide bay surrounded by green mountains. Not far from the coast of Nha Trang, small archipelagos are scattered in the South China Sea, where lovers of secluded recreation and divers rush.

    The tourist area of the city includes several streets where the main hotels, restaurants of local cuisine, souvenir shops and numerous agencies are located, ready to organize an excursion to anywhere in Vietnam (and if there is enough time – even to Laos and Cambodia). If desired, you can stroll through the local colorful markets or visit the central quarters where the townspeople live their normal lives.

    Top Tourist Attractions in Nha Trang

    Tyama Towers By Nagar

    In the VII-XII centuries, the medieval principality of Champa (Chapma) existed in part of the territory of southern and central Vietnam. The towers of Po Nagar on Mount Ku Lao were erected in the X century during the heyday of this state. Only four buildings have survived to this day. The Tama Towers are a Hindu religious complex. They are still a cult place for some Vietnamese.

    Tyama Towers By Nagar
    Cable car to Hong Che Island

    Cable car to Hong Che Island

    The cable car connects the coast of Nha Trang with the island of Hong Che, where the popular tourist amusement park "Vinpearl Land" is located. The length of the road is more than 3 km. The design of the metal supports resembles the outlines of the Eiffel Tower (due to the beautiful night illumination, an even greater similarity with the Parisian landmark is achieved). The cable car ride lasts 10-15 minutes. During this time, the passenger has time to admire the coast and islands.

    Winperl Amusement Park

    Located on the island of Hong Che, Winperl can be called one of the most visited attractions of the city. Hundreds of tourists go to this "country of entertainment" every day. On the vast territory there is a water park, an amusement park, an oceanarium and a slot machine hall. Visitors can relax on the beaches of the local five-star hotel, have lunch at one of the many restaurants, and in the evening watch a colorful fountain show.

    Winperl Amusement Park
    Long Son Pagoda

    Long Son Pagoda

    The main Buddhist complex of Khanh Hoa province and at the same time is a popular attraction of Nha Trang, where all guests of the city strive to get to. The architectural dominant of the pagoda is a 14-meter statue of the white Buddha, which is reached by a long staircase of 150 steps. This statue can be seen from almost anywhere in the city. Inside the pedestal on which God sits, there is a temple.

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    The pagoda is located outside the city on a hilltop. It is not so easy to get to it, since the last public transport stop is an hour and a half walk from the temple. Moreover, tourists are waiting for a long uphill climb. But at the end of the trip, a surprise awaits all those who took the risk – breathtaking views of rice fields, mountains and the green surroundings of Nha Trang.

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    Nha Trang Cathedral

    Nha Trang Cathedral

    The Catholic Church of St. Mary, inherited by Vietnam from the French colonists. The cathedral houses the residence of the Bishop of Nha Trang. The building was erected in the 1930s in the Gothic style. Its facade is decorated with pointed arches, the windows are decorated with multicolored stained glass windows, the roof is crowned by a church tower with a clock face. There is a small courtyard around the cathedral, where statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus are installed.

    The Lotus Tower

    A lotus-shaped structure adorning the city embankment. The real name of the building is the Tower of Incense. Previously, there was a memorial in honor of the fallen defenders of Khanh Hoa Province on its site. In 2008, partly at the expense of the Vinpearl Land hotel complex, an exhibition complex resembling a well-known flower in shape was erected. Its premises are used for various exhibitions.

    The Lotus Tower

    Alexander Yersen Museum

    The museum is located in the wing of the Research Institute, which was founded by A. Yersen in 1891. This scientist is very revered in Vietnam. Many streets and educational institutions are named after him. He devoted his life to the study of bacteria – the causative agents of plague and other diseases. The museum exposition reproduces the atmosphere of A. Yersen's study. The collection consists of books, personal belongings and tools.

    Long Tan 's Photo Gallery

    Long Tan is a famous Vietnamese photographer who devoted his whole life to the art of black and white photography. In his house there is a small gallery, which houses a collection of photographs depicting the daily life and everyday life of the Vietnamese. The master has been shooting various subjects since the middle of the XX century. His works are distinguished by diversity, originality and expressiveness. You can buy the picture you like.

    Interactive Museum of Impressions

    Interactive Museum of Impressions

    An entertainment complex located in the southern part of the city. The museum's exposition is located on the territory of a traditional Vietnamese house. The collection consists of 3D paintings and rooms with optical illusions where you can take funny photos. The museum will be interesting to visitors with children, as the tour somewhat resembles a fun game, during which you can immerse yourself in a magical "looking glass".

    Institute of Oceanography

    A scientific institution engaged in the study of the depths of the sea since the 1920s. There is an oceanarium at the Institute, where you can look at the inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean. Stingrays, moray eels, turtles and exotic fish swim in aquariums. On the second floor there are stuffed marine inhabitants. Part of the exposition is located in aquariums inside the building, the other part is in tanks on the street.

    Institute of Oceanography
    Chi Nguyen Aquarium

    Chi Nguyen Aquarium

    The aquarium is located on one of the islands off the coast of Nha Trang. The original building of the aquarium is made in the form of a pirate ship. Locals nicknamed it "Neptune's palace". Chi Nguyen was founded by a simple fisherman Le Can, who was remembered by his contemporaries for his love of nature and his country. In 1971, at his own expense, he dug a pond, where he began to breed representatives of marine fauna. Over time, his collection grew into a large maritime museum.

    Dien Khan Citadel

    The fortress is located about 10 km from Nha Trang. Presumably, it was erected in the XVIII century during the reign of one of the last emperors of independent Vietnam. Brick and marble were used in the construction of the citadel. Only a part of the buildings has survived to this day, as Dien Khan was severely damaged during the French invasion. The preserved gates and part of the walls are in a rather neglected state.

    Dien Khan Citadel
    Hong Ba Nature Reserve

    Hong Ba Nature Reserve

    The reserve is located on the mountain of the same name a few dozen kilometers from Nha Trang. This is a real kingdom of impenetrable green forests and misty horizons. Most of the park's territory is located at an altitude of 1600 meters above sea level, so the local climate is very different from coastal and lowland. In the middle of the reserve on the top of the mountain there is a house-museum of Alexander Yersen.

    Yang Bay Eco Park

    Visiting Yang Bay Nature Park is included in many sightseeing routes. It is about an hour's drive from Nha Trang. Here tourists can admire the Yang Kang, Yang Bay and Khocho waterfalls, feed crocodiles, ride an ostrich and watch a musical performance of the local Raglai tribe. There are also such entertainments for visitors as pig races and cockfights.

    BaJo Waterfall

    BaJo Waterfall

    Ba Ho is a group of three waterfalls located in the vicinity of Zoklet Beach. To get to this natural attraction, it is necessary to overcome a rather difficult road that passes through the mountainous terrain. Most tourists are limited to viewing the first waterfall out of three, only a few reach the last one, since only physically hardy people are able to overcome the path to it.

    Monkey Island

    During the period of Soviet-Vietnamese friendship, monkeys were bred on this island to be sent to the USSR. Then the supplies were stopped and the animals flooded the entire territory. Now Monkey Island is a protected area, a real "kingdom of monkeys", where, according to various estimates, more than 1,500 individuals live. For tourists, entertainment shows are organized here, cafes and restaurants work, and the beach is also equipped.

    Monkey Island
    Hong Moon Island

    Hong Moon Island

    Almost the entire territory of Hong Moon Island is classified as a protected area and is under the auspices of the World Wildlife Fund. People come here not only to relax on the snow-white beaches. The coastal waters of Hong Moon are inhabited by amazing marine life, so all tourists who want to scuba dive and enjoy the beauty of the underwater world rush to the island.

    Thap Ba Hot Springs

    A large spa center near the temple complex on Nagar. It is located in a picturesque area surrounded by eucalyptus groves and blooming gardens. In Thap Ba, you can spend the whole day taking healing hot baths, swimming in pools and enjoying healing procedures. Local therapeutic mud helps with many ailments. After visiting the resort, tourists can purchase jars with this substance as a souvenir.

    Thap Ba Hot Springs
    I-Resort

    I-Resort

    Another "mud baths" of Nha Trang, which makes up a worthy competition with the sources of Thap Ba. Packages of services are available to visitors, which include various procedures. Visiting the I-Resort is a great alternative to a beach holiday, especially on a cloudy day (the water in the pools of the center is always warm). The main pool of the complex is stylized as a sea beach with white sand.

    100 Egg Mud Bath

    A new spa resort that opened in 2012. The complex occupies an area of 23 hectares. Here, in addition to swimming pools and hot springs, there is a botanical garden, a zoo, an improvised ethnic village, a temple and observation decks offering magnificent views. The name "100 eggs" is associated with the legend of the love of a dragon and a magical bird. From the eggs laid by the bird, one hundred nationalities of Vietnam subsequently hatched.

    100 Egg Mud Bath
    Hong Chong Cape

    Hong Chong Cape

    Hong Chong is located in the server part of Nha Trang. The cape is strewn with stones of all possible sizes and shapes. Sometimes the blocks gather into bizarre shapes, against which spectacular photos are obtained. In a local souvenir shop, you can buy a picture made of stones as a souvenir. The cape offers a breathtaking view of the expanses of the South China Sea, especially during sunrise and sunset.

    HonKhoi Salt Plantations

    Industrial salt mining is carried out in the fields of Khon Khoi. They are located about 50 km from Nha Trang near Zoklet Beach. The plantations are flooded with seawater, which evaporates within a few days and leaves snow-white crystals. After that, the salt is collected and sent for processing. The work is carried out in the morning, as the salt collected in the heat is considered unsuitable for consumption.

    HonKhoi Salt Plantations
    Zoklet Beach

    Zoklet Beach

    Zoklet is considered one of the best beaches in Nha Trang and the surrounding area. It is located 50 km north of the city. You can get there by taxi, bike or public transport. Tourists appreciate this place for the beauty of the scenery, the clear sea and the opportunity to stay in relative privacy, as there are usually few people here. Zoklet is ideal for families with children due to the gentle descent and shallow depth of the sea.

    Nha Trang Beach

    The city beach stretches for several kilometers along the sea line. It is free, but you will have to pay for the rental of hotel-owned sun loungers and umbrellas. A stone-paved embankment with squares and equipped places for recreation leads along the beach. The ideal time for swimming is the first half of the day, as after lunch the waves rise and the water becomes muddy.

    Nha Trang Beach
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