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17 places to visit in central Vietnam (part 1)

Central tourism always attracts visitors with delicious food, beautiful beaches, and romantic islands that few places have. But besides that, when coming to this land, you can also explore the landmarks and historical sites that have existed for thousands of years. Let’s take a look at the interesting tourist destinations below with Lily’s Travel.

Tourist places in Nha Trang

Binh Ba Island

Binh Ba Island
Binh Ba Island – Source: Internet

The coastal city of Nha Trang has become a tourist destination not to be missed by domestic and foreign tourists. A destination not to be missed when coming to this beautiful city is Binh Ba Island, also known as Lobster Island. This island has a small area of ​​just over 3 square kilometers, few people know about this island before because it is a military island, restricting outsiders from entering this place. In recent years, the law of the place has allowed people in the country.

The island has not invested much to put into tourism, so when you come here you will see that the nature on the island is quite wild, bringing an indescribable sense of peace. Besides, the fun activities here are also quite interesting such as: diving to watch the coral, up to the lobster farming rafts to catch and grill shrimp right at the raft or can wear a life jacket floating on the sea to sip dinner…

Read more: Central vietnam tour: Top 11 ideal destinations for you to travel (Part 1)

Ponagar Tower

Ponagar Tower – Source: Internet

Nha Trang used to be the land of the Cham people, so now this place still stores a lot of architectural works of the ancient Cham people. One of them can mention that Ponagar Tower is an ancient Central tourist destination not to be missed, located on Thap Ba mountain in the heart of Nha Trang city, so this place attracts a lot of visitors every year. Built between 813 and 817, it was completed. So far, the project has experienced many historical ups and downs, so it can no longer intact the original architecture but still exudes its inherent majesty. On the tower body, many terracotta statues and reliefs can be preserved. The tower got its name because it is dedicated to a god named Ponagar, who symbolizes beauty, art, and creativity.

On occasion, you should come here on March 20-23 of the lunar calendar every year to be able to immerse yourself in the largest festival of the year at this place. In addition to religious and religious activities, you can also enjoy the lion dance, shadow dance, and singing.

Doc Let

An interesting name that many people mistakenly believe can be a slope or a place. But this is a beach called Doc Let. This place owns a long beach, clear blue water, and fine white sand, you will be immersed in the cool water and enjoy the natural scenery of this place. In the evening, sip fresh seafood on the small boats of fishermen here at unexpectedly cheap prices. It will be an unforgettable experience when coming to this peaceful strip of land.

Van Phong Bay

Van Phong Bay
Van Phong Bay – Source: Internet

Van Phong Bay is like a princess sleeping in this place. Because when you come here you will be fascinated by the majestic natural scenery but also full of poetry. Right from Nha Trang city, you can also admire the white sand hills stretching on both sides of the road. Come here, remember to visit Son Don beach, where only more than a dozen households are living, and the pristine beauty is still preserved. You will feel life more slowly and peacefully when you come to this place.

Binh Hung Island

Binh Hung island is also known as Ty island, Little island. You will be fascinated by the white sand and blue water here. Right at the beach you can see rocks with diverse shapes, vivid colors. The beach is comfortable so you can go for tens of meters but the water is only up to the chest and right under the feet can see the colorful coral layers. The beautiful beaches in this place that you should not miss can be mentioned as Kinh Beach, Binh Tien Beach, Sweet Water Beach, or Hon Chuc Lighthouse. To explore this place completely, you should avoid staying here in October-November, because these times are often stormy.

Monkey Island Nha Trang

Monkey Island Nha Trang
Monkey Island Nha Trang – Source: Internet

Not only do you like to travel, and explore, and are also an animal lover, but this will also be your ideal destination. Traveling to the central region of Monkey Island is not only a tourist destination, having fun swimming but also a place to keep more than 1,200 monkeys to conserve and serve the purpose of visiting other tourists when coming to the island. Red-faced monkeys and gray-furred monkeys are two breeds of monkeys raised on the island. The monkeys on the island are quite inverted so you will have a lot of fun playing with them. Not only that, but the island also organizes dog races that are also very interesting.

Tourists places in Quang Nam

My Son Citadel

Discovered in 1885, My Son Sanctuary is one of the heritages of Vietnam recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage in 1999. It is a complex of temples, and towers and has unique architecture. architecture, and artistic sculpture bearing bold features of the ancient Cham Kingdom. This place is not only a destination for religious and belief tourism but also visited and explored by domestic and foreign tourists because of its architecture and artful sculptures.

Tam Thanh Mủal Village

Tam Thanh Mural Village
Tam Thanh Mural Village – Source: Internet

The name is so named because of the idea of ​​a Korean artist combined with more than 100 Vietnamese-Korean volunteers to paint colorful pictures on the walls in a poor fishing village in Quang Ngai province. Gradually, this place becomes a destination attracting tourists to visit to be able to admire the extremely unique paintings here.

Cu Lao Cham

Cu Lao Cham is an island cluster consisting of 8 small islands. Hon Lao is the main island and has the largest area  ​​of the population, and commercial or tourist services are concentrated in this place. It also possesses extremely rich biodiversity with rare and colorful coral reefs. Besides, Cu Lao Cham also has many famous places to visit such as Cu Lao Cham Marine Museum, Cham Ancient Well, and Hai Tang Pagoda… The scenery and friendly people here promise to be an impossible destination. skip it when coming to Quang Nam.

To be continued

Read more: 17 places to visit in central Vietnam (part 2)

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