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

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Flyboard

Flyboard
Flyboard – Source: Internet

Flyboarding (also known as water sport) is a new game in many Vietnamese waters. With powerful jet engines, visitors will be instructed to balance, surf on the sea, and be acrobatic. This is one of those games that is very difficult and requires a lot of skill, but in return, the experience it brings is memorable.

The usual playing area will be the Ana Marina or Hon Tam Marina. The most beautiful time of the day is from 8 am – 10 am and 15h – 5 pm.

Beginners will have 10 minutes of training to balance and move on the engine and then 15 minutes of live play… Women, young children, or those who like to experience it immediately will be supported or hugged by the coach on the motor. The price of this game is about 1.2 – 1.5 million VND.

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

Kayaking

Kayaking
Kayaking – Source: Internet

Guests will quickly get used to this sport. The kayak glides gently across the sea, past the islands. You can row single or double row or set up a team to race the boat, which is also very attractive. Especially in Nha Trang, there are many kayaking festivals.

It would be best to attend the kayaking moment to watch the sunset or explore the mangrove forest. The price of participating in this activity is about 100,000 – 200,000 VND/hour.

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

Great places to explore

Nha Trang is surrounded by a series of large and small islands; each island has its shape and beauty, likened to “emirates” on the sea. Indeed, setting foot on each island will leave visitors with indelible imprints!

 The Three Islands

 The Three Islands
The Three Islands – Source: Internet

Three beautiful islands are located in Nha Trang Bay, including Mun Island – Mieu Island – Tam Island. From the city, visitors will ride to Nha Trang Tourist Pier (Vinh Truong ward) to board boats and canoes to the islands. Many tourism companies have exploited this 3-island tour with the price of 200,000 – 900,000 VND/person.

Mun Island is the most romantic island in Nha Trang, with white sand stretching, clear blue water, and rich coral forests.

Tri Nguyen Aquarium is located on Mieu islet. This is a man-made lake that was constructed in the 1970s. A solid stone embankment system shaped like a giant boat separates the lake. There are hundreds of species of sea creatures inside. Come here; visitors can fish.

To Mieu Island, visitors must visit Soi Beach. Completely different from the white, smooth sandy coastline, Bai Soi has a thorny feature with millions of beautiful, colorful pebbles crowded along the coast. Walk on these stones, and you will feel very relaxed, and this is also great natural massage therapy.

Not far away is Bai Tranh – where visitors can immerse themselves in the water, enjoy cocktails, and recline on hammocks along the coast… or play water sports such as flying parachutes, banana floats, scuba diving, and walking in the sea.

At Hon Mieu with Fishing Village, visitors will come to the floating restaurants for lunch with fresh seafood dishes.

The last island in Nha Trang Bay that visitors should visit is Hon Tam. Viewed from above, the island is like a silkworm spitting its silk toward the sea. Visitors can come here to spend the night. Especially there is a herbal mud bath to relax the body.

Monkey Island – Orchid Island

Monkey Island - Orchid Island
Monkey Island – Orchid Island – Source: Internet

From the city center, visitors can ride to Long Phu tourist pier in Luong Son village, Vinh Luong commune, Nha Trang city, from which to board the boat to visit these two islands.

Orchid Island has a peaceful beauty. You will walk under the green trees, watching over 100 beautiful forest orchids. There are also bird shows, boating in mangroves… and a great place to organize activities such as team building, and overnight camping.

About 10 minutes by boat from Hoa Lan Island, visitors will come to Monkey Island – which is known as the miniature “mountain fruit.” More than 1,200 monkeys are preserved and live naturally on the island. Here, visitors will have fun, feed the monkeys and enjoy the performances of monkey artists such as monkey circus, monkey racing motorbike, monkey swimming competition…

At the same time, visitors can experience many attractive games such as Prokart racing, scuba diving, floating park, ostrich riding.

Visitors can choose the sunset tour on Nha Phu lagoon to enjoy the romantic beauty and peace of the sea fully.

Watching the sunset on the yacht

Watching the sunset on the yacht
Watching the sunset on the yacht – Source: Internet

Older tourists, or young people who love romance, can immerse themselves in the enchanting scenery of Nha Trang Bay at sunset, with a sunset tour on Nha Trang beach and dinner right on the yacht with a musical orchestra.

If the islands on Nha Trang Bay are a tiny emirate, then the yacht is a mobile villa on the sea that goes along the islands, fishing villages… It is full of visitor facilities such as a bar, karaoke room, massage… Usually, the tour will start from 17h – 21h. Most travel companies in Nha Trang sell this product. The price ranges from 1.1 – 1.5 million VND/person.

Cultural Places to Explore

Ba Tower

Ba Tower
Ba Tower – Source: Internet

Nha Trang is attractive, with its beautiful beaches, and impressed by the unique architecture. And Ponagar Tower is one of Vietnam’s impressive Champa cultural, architectural complexes.

Ponagar Tower, located on a 50-meter-high hill, has three floors: the lowest floor has the historic tower, which is no longer in use. On the middle floor is called Mandapa, composed of 4 octagonal columns that create an extraordinary architectural whole.

The bricks are very tightly placed and there are almost no adhesive marks between them, which makes the buildings’ structure unique. The tower is decorated with reliefs such as the image of the dancing dancer Apsara, the god Shiva.

Especially inside is the statue of the goddess Po Ina Nagar (according to the Cham belief) or the Holy Mother of Heavenly Medicine (according to the Vietnamese idea); the statue is carved of granite, sitting on the lotus radiating a majestic and reverent appearance.

Behind the tower, artisans also perform Cham dance, weaving brocades to serve tourists… In the tower area, there is also the Cham Culture Museum displaying relief statues, musical instruments, and Cham costumes.

Interestingly, visitors can buy ornaments from brocades or terracotta made by Cham artisans to bring back as gifts. The tower is open throughout the week; the entrance fee is 30,000 VND/person.

To be continued

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