In addition to playing at sea, visitors can visit monkey island, Ponagar tower and enjoy the delicacies of the sea.
Nha Trang, a beachfront city in the heart of Khanh Hoa province, has long been one of Vietnam’s most popular tourist attractions. The city is endowed with gorgeous beaches, bays, and numerous small and big islands, as well as numerous picturesque locations, attractions, entertainment, and resort facilities.
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What season is beautiful in Nha Trang?
Nha Trang has a warm climate, with a dry season lasting from January to August and no freezing winters. As a result, travelers can visit throughout the year. It is more sunny and hot from April through the end of June, but not too scorching.
It began to rain sporadically in September, but this had little effect on tourist activities. It rains more from October through December, possibly accompanied by chilly air. Because this is no longer the peak season for domestic tourism in Nha Trang, it is ideal for those seeking a peaceful vacation.
Currently, flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, to Nha Trang via Cam Ranh airport are operated by Vietnamese airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, and Jetstar. Bamboo Airways operates a service from Hanoi. Tickets cost between 1,400,000 VND and 2,500,000 VND.
Cam Ranh Airport is located approximately 35 kilometers from the city center. Taxi providers will pick up passengers for approximately 300,000 VND per trip. Visitors can also use the route 18 bus, which costs 50,000 VND one way.
Nha Trang is not a large city, and the main road runs along the beach, so visitors should rent a motorbike to get around, especially if they want Vietnam to sample the local cuisine. Renting a motorcycle costs between 100,000 and 150,000 VND. Typically, hotels will offer this service.
Tran Phu is the road that runs along the beach, and there are numerous hotels to select from. Muong Thanh, Novotel, InterContinental Nha Trang, Sheraton Nha Trang, Lodge… are some recommended hotels. Hotels on this street cost 900,000 VND per night and have the advantage of being close to the sea and the city. 2-3 million VND each night is more sophisticated.
After Tran Phu, guests can find hotels and homestays to save money. In particular, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hung Vuong, and Nguyen Thien Thuat streets.
Amiana resort on Pham Van Dong street, Vinpearl Resort, Hon Tre, or MerPerle are good choices for travelers who like resort travel with private space but are not close to the center.
Food must try
Aside from seafood, the city boasts various delicacies and appealing foods such as squid pancakes, grilled spring rolls, fish vermicelli, banh can, wet cakes, and so on. Here are the addresses and dining options in Nha Trang such as Lac Canh Grilled Beef, Thanh Da goat shop, Anh Sang Beef Tail Hot Pot, Di Loan battered cake, Hiep Grilled Spring Rolls, Son Cang Seafood…
Places to visit and relax
Hon Mieu, located close to the mainland, is regarded as one of the most beautiful islands in the bay. Here, there is Tranh beach stretching nearly 500m, with one side being fine white sand, the other side is a shallow beach with many small pebbles. The ocean here is a clear blue with a modest slope that is ideal for swimming. Bai Tranh is also the location for a variety of water activities and games, including jet skiing, parachuting, banana floating, and flyboarding.
Don’t miss Tri Nguyen Aquarium, which features a massive ship design. The basement contains four fish tanks. This is the major attraction, with hundreds of sea creatures gathered in a small ocean. Restaurants and souvenir shops may be found on the second and third floors.
Hon Tam is located about 7 kilometers southeast of the city on the mainland. This island has a carpet of green forests, long sandy beaches with smooth waves, and is especially suitable for tourists who love to relax.
Hon Chong is located on Pham Van Dong street, about 3 kilometers northeast of the city center. This location is a big stone block with various shapes placed from the high shore to the sea. This tourist attraction is also one of the most beautiful spots in the world to see the seaside city, fresh air, and peace.
Hon Mun is the most spectacular diving spot, 12 kilometers from the Stone Bridge port. The island features over 2,000 varieties of coral and a plethora of tropical marine life due to the interaction of two hot ocean currents. Visitors can enjoy the vivid ocean environment and touch various species of stars and sea creatures by joining a diving excursion at a depth of 6 – 8 m.
Hon Noi, located 25 kilometers from the port, is known for its natural and serene beauty. There are two beaches, each with the same white sand and two sides of clear blue water. Visitors may see the entire sea from the summit of Du Ha mountain, which has approximately 200 steps.
Hon Lao is a unique site, home to over 1,500 monkeys. Visitors can view them everywhere on the island as they walk around. Most of the monkeys here are amiable, but visitors should be cautious because they frequently approach to steal food. On the island, there is also a circus performance area with the hours of 9:30, 10:30 and 15:15.
Hon Mot attracts visitors through the peaceful beauty of a fishing village on the sea, with tiled houses covered with green moss and boats bobbing in the sea. Visitors will enjoy the fresh sea air and witness the fishermen’s pace of life. There are also many more activities on the island, such as shallow diving to see corals, water motor games, glass bottom baskets, parachute canoes, and so on.
For roughly 1,300,000 VND, tourists traveling in big groups can rent a canoe to visit the islands here. Some islands charge an entrance fee, such as Hon Mun, which costs 22,000 VND for adults and 72,000 VND for children.
Visitors should, however, plan island tours to save money and time. Beach tours and games at Hon Mun – Tranh beach, or Hon Tam cost 450,000 – 600,000 VND. Mun island diving tour costs 600,000 VND. In addition to touring the island, the tours frequently include mud swimming, lunch in a fishing village, and so on.
To be continued
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