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Nha Trang travel guide: How to Discover the “No.1 Sea Paradise in Vietnam” (Part 1)

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Nha Trang City, also known as the “Pearl of the East Sea in Vietnam,” is located in the heart of Khanh Hoa province. Nha Trang Beach is shaped like a crescent moon, embracing Nha Trang Bay and 19 large and small islands, with a mild climate and more than 315 sunny days.

Nha Trang was named one of the world’s 29 most beautiful bays by UNESCO in 2003. With the natural advantages, Nha Trang has explored the potential of the sea and islands with a series of attractive tourism products that will surely make visitors happy to forget the way home.

Nha Trang travel guide
Nha Trang travel guide – Source: Internet

How do you get to Nha Trang?

Many airlines, including Vietnam Airlines, VietJet, and Bamboo Airways… fly from Hanoi to Nha Trang via Cam Ranh International Airport. Because the airport is about 35km from the city, visitors must book a taxi to bring to Nha Trang, the price of each trip is about 300,000 – 400,000 VND.  In addition, guests can take the bus from Cam Ranh to Nha Trang airport for 50,000 VND per trip.

Visitors from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and other provinces can also book train tickets to Nha Trang station. There are 5 trains per day between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang.

In addition, the bus carrier North-South limousine is also a suitable choice for visitors. When you come to Nha Trang, you can visit the attractions by taxi or rent a motorbike or car to take the initiative. Motorbikes cost 150,000 – 200,000 VND/day. Usually, hotels offer this service. (Note: when renting a motorbike, or car, visitors should take photos of the car, check the vehicle, and prepare the driver’s license and related documents).

Places to explore in Nha Trang

In Nha Trang City, there are many hotels with different prices; in the summer, hotels and resorts with sea views will be full of rooms soon, and smaller hotels in the inner city will have lower prices and more vacant spaces.

Hotels providing excellent service in Nha Trang City include Queen Ann, TTC Hotel Premium, Eastin Grand, Ariyana Smart Condotel, Muong Thanh Luxury, and others. If you choose to stay in Nha Trang, there are several resorts to choose from, including Champa Island Resort, Amiana Resort, Diamond Bay Resort Spa, Merperle Hon Tam Island Resorts, and Vinpearl Nha Trang… Beautiful fish and coral reefs can be found at the bottom of the sea.

Guests can book on apps such as booking.com or Traveloka, so book about a week in advance and call directly at the accommodation, check hotel information, etc. If you have any quality feedback or need assistance, contact the Tourist Support Center at *2258.

Experiences need to be done to enjoy the beauty of Nha Trang fully

Diving in Nha Trang

Diving in Nha Trang
Diving in Nha Trang – Source: Internet

Nha Trang scuba diving is one of the experiences you can not miss when coming to the islands of Hon Tre, Hon Tam…, especially Hon Mun – the “heart” of Nha Trang Bay. There are up to 2,000 coral and 1,500 marine species, and it is Vietnam’s first marine life reserve. However, the Nha Trang Bay Management Board has announced to suspend scuba diving in this area from 2022 to preserve coral, so visitors can only dive in Hon Rom and some other points near Hon Mun.

Around the beginning of summer, from March to August, is the best time to snorkel Nha Trang. The water is warm and calm now. At the diving sites, visitors will have enthusiastic guides with all types and levels of diving, from amateur to professional, such as snorkeling and scuba diving… These are also three islands that many tourists visit when they visit Nha Trang. The price for this service is about 500,000 – 800,000 VND/person.

Read more: Nha Trang travel guide: How to Discover the “No.1 Sea Paradise in Vietnam” (Part 2)

Scuba diving by an infinity submarine

Scuba diving by an infinity submarine
Scuba diving by an infinity submarine – Source: Internet

Vinpearl’s infinity submarine in Nha Trang Bay is called Vinpearl Submarine. This unique sea tourism product has a 360 transparent view window that can take about 24 visitors per trip, comfortably diving into the sea at a depth of up to 100m, just like in the Hollywood movie “Aquaman.” Because the windows are made entirely of giant acrylic glass, visitors will admire the colorful ocean.

Visitors who want to experience this product must contact the service reservation 24 hours in advance because, depending on weather conditions, the clarity of the submarine seawater can operate. The journey is 1 hour 50 minutes, including 30 minutes of diving at a depth of 25m. The time of the submersible will have 3-time frames 9h, 10h, and 11h. The price for each trip is 1.4 million VND for adults (from 1.4m), children (over 3 years old, under 1.4m) is 950,000 VND.

Read more: Nha Trang travel guide: How to Discover the “No.1 Sea Paradise in Vietnam” (Part 3)

Walking under the Sea

This is one of the new games in Nha Trang, mainly at Tranh Beach (Tri Nguyen island), attracting many tourists to experience it. Starting the journey, visitors will step into the sea through the stairs; when the sea is over their shoulders, they will be guided to put on a unique “astronaut” diving hat; visitors will freely walk on the sea floor, mingle with the fish swimming around.

Depths are dived from 7-10m depending on the sea level daily. Scuba diving costs 500.00 VND/person with guests attacking with oxygen tanks and 800.000 VND/person diving with copper caps. Guests can also buy a package of photos and videos for 350,000 VND/person.

Besides the experience at the bottom of the ocean, the sea games in Nha Trang also promise to bring you extreme fun and save many memories in your travels.

Paragliding 
Paragliding –  Source: Internet

Paragliding is among the most adventurous sea games and brings exciting emotions. To ensure absolute safety, you will be equipped with life jackets, parachutes, radios, and protective devices.

From a 70 – 100m height, you can admire the panoramic view of Nha Trang Bay. In addition, you can hold the camera and record beautiful photos. Paragliding has many types, such as towing canoes or flying parachutes with engines. Guests can participate in this game at Hon Tam, Painting Beach, Hoa Lan Island…

Paragliding prices have many segments if flying; unit prices will be lower when flying with a coach—paragliding costs 1 – 1.5 million per flight of about 15 minutes on average. The type of canoe is about 500,000 – 700,000 VND/round.

To be continued

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