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Long Son Pagoda

Long Son Pagoda
Long Son Pagoda – Source: Internet

One of the most ancient and sacred temples in Nha Trang is Long Son Pagoda. This temple is especially famous for its giant Buddha Gold Body This concrete statue has a height of roughly 14m, a lotus tower 7m high, and a diameter of 10m. Beneath the lotus, a portrait of the Venerable Thich Quang Duc and six monks set themselves on fire to protest the repression of Vietnamese Buddhism in 1963. This is also the giant outdoor Buddha statue in Vietnam.

Long Son Pagoda has undergone many restorations but still retains its ancient and solemn features and is visited by many Buddhists, people, and visitors to find peace for the soul. You can admire the panoramic view of Nha TrangCityy from the pagoda yard.

The Stone Church of Nha Trang

The Stone Church of Nha Trang
The Stone Church of Nha Trang  – Source: Internet

The Nha Trang Stone Church is a well-known Catholic landmark in the seaside town. The church is built entirely from cubist stones in the typical block-shaped architecture of the West. Stone Church is also known by several other names, including the Mountain Church, which was built atop Bong Mountain, and the Crossing Six Church…

The domes and corridors are ancient; the doorways are intricately carved. Stone Church is not only a religious place for parishioners to attend the ceremony but also to visit and take wedding photos of many people.

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

Museum of Oceanography

Museum of Oceanography
Museum of Oceanography – Source: Internet

The Oceanographic Museum of Nha Trang Oceanographic Institute was established in 1923 to research and dispMorespecimens.

For many years, almost 20,000 specimens of four types of marine life have been stored, collected, and fostered. The largest whale skeleton, with a length of about 26m, a height of 3m, and 48 vertebrae, is the most remarkable. Visitors will explore the experimental area, view odd species, and learn more about the aquatic life.

Recently, the museum also opened the Aquarium through Canh Son Mountain; when coming here, visitors will go under the glass roof, above are many kinds of fish swimming beautifully.

The museum is open from 6h – 18h; the adult ticket price is 40,000 VND, and children with disabilities under 6 years old and under 1.6m are free to enter the gate.

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

Truong Son Craft Village

Truong Son Craft Village
Truong Son Craft Village – Source: Internet

Truong Son craft village is the place to store the quintessence of craft villages in Nha Trang, such as Lu Cam pottery, mat weaving, rattan knitting, and sand painting… Under the talented hands of artisans, this place gradually became an art space.

Truong Son craft village is also known as a record village when displaying many products recognized by the Vietnam Records Association and the world, such as 8 paintings, the most significant spiritual calligraphy, statues of famous Vietnamese and the world knit with the most actual size synthetic resin fiber, a model of lake gourd is combined from 542 dried gourds writing calligraphy, etc.

Visitors can walk in the flower gardens, enjoy traditional dishes, and play traditional musical instruments such as rock, tung, and flute…

Hon Chong 

The Stone Church of Nha Trang
The Stone Church of Nha Trang – Source: Internet

Hon Chong is a stunning victory for the people of Nha Trang. This sightseeing spot is about 3km northeast of the city. Hon Chong is a massive stone massif complex with stacked formations stretching from the high shore to the sea. Another group of smaller ones located at the foot of the eastern hill is called the Wife Islands.

When coming here, visitors will hear about the legend of this place and the mystery associated with the strange five-fingered indentation on the rock, listen to traditional musical instruments, and enjoy drinks on the premises.

The entrance fee is 30,000 VND/per person.

Must-try dishes

Nests

Nha Trang has long been known as the land of “forest-sea nests,” so the dishes from nests always the nobility only used bird’s past; bird nest was only used by the elite; the king came to use them, and now bird nest gradually became a popular food.

When coming to Nha Trang, visitors should enjoy seafood bird’s nest, bird’s nest soup, long-label bird’s nest…

Seafood 

Traveling to Nha Trang certainly must recognize seafood. The city has a long coastline, so the seafood here is extraordinarily diverMany diners appreciate Nha Trang lobsters.

Many diners appreciate Nha Trang lobster for its meat, deli fragrant, wool, such as deer snails, fragrant snails, wool snails, pufferfish, and cowhide fish… In Nha Trang, there are many fresh seafood restaurants along Tran Phu Street; you should choose the goods yourself, see the list of prices and sign before agreeing to let that restaurant process.

Jellyfish noodles/Bun Sua

Jellyfish noodles are a popular and delicious meal in Nha Trang. Fresh jellyfish are caught daily at sea and are cleaned and chopped into bite-sized pieces, clear water is cooked from fresh fish and some other spices, and jellyfish vermicelli has the sweetness of fish mixed with the sourness of tomatoes. Jellyfish noodles with fish cake and delicious green onions are always delightful dishes in Nha Trang. The price of jelly vermicelli is very soft, from 20,000 – 40,000 VND/bowl.

Nem chua Ninh Hoa/ Ninh Hoa fermented pork roll

Like tamarind squid, Ninh Hoa fermented pork rolls are also a specialty bought as gifts and enjoyed at the restaurant. The fermented pork bun from Ninh Hoa is wrapped in starfruit leaves or intestine clusters. Nem is made from freshly ground pork, marinated with spices… then covered with a few lint leaves will eat sour spring rolls dipped with salt and lemon pepper; bake the spring rolls, then roll them with rice paper and greens. This specialty is sold everywhere in the markets in Nha Trang or specialty shops. Nem chua costs about 85,000 VND/box of 20 pieces or 100,000 VND/0.5kg.

White sardine salad

White sardine is a unique fish in Nha Trang, only as small as fingers and without scales. The fish meat is lovely and crispy, and it does not smell fishy, so it is made of sweet and sour salad. The maker must be cautious to separate each layer of meat from apricot fish; this salad is served with raw vegetables and fish sauce made from sweet and sour peanuts. Mai fish salad is mainly on the menu at seafood restaurants in Nha Trang.

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