Nha Trang is a coastal city and the capital of Khanh Hoa Province. It is one of the most important tourist hubs in Vietnam, thanks to its beautiful sandy beaches and pleasing ocean with clear water and mild temperatures all year round. The average temperature in Nha Trang is 26°C. Nha Trang also enjoys the lowest humidity level in all of Vietnam.
Several famous islands can be found around Nha Trang, the most notable being Hon Tre, Hon Yen, Hon Rua and the Spratly Islands. Lying off of Nha Trang is Hon Tre Island (Bamboo Island), famous for housing a five-star resort and a theme park operated by Vinpearl Group. A gondola lift system links the mainland to Hon Tre Island.
Long Son Pagoda
This magnificent pagoda was erected in the late 19th century. The entrance and roofs are decorated with dragon representations and mosaics constituted in glass and ceramic tiles, while the main sanctuary is a hall adorned with modern interpretations of traditional motifs. Behind the pagoda is a 14m-high white statue representing a Buddha seated on a blooming lotus flower. This place is a great platform to enjoy a spectacular view over Nha Trang and the nearby rural area.
Ba Ho Waterfalls
Near Ba Ho village lies a series of three waterfalls and a river with swift currents, tucked away in the forest.
Po Nagar Towers
The Po Nagar towers complex is a good illustration of Cham architecture and art at its best. The towers stand along the banks of Cai River and were built between the 7th and the 12th centuries; the most beautiful towers were created between 813 and 817. Unfortunately, the majority of the towers were destroyed and only four of them are still standing. Each tower is a temple dedicated to a different deity. They are still actively used for worship by Cham, ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists.
It’s one of the most beautiful island in the Gulf of Nha Trang, located at 10km from Cau Da pier (or 45 minutes by motorboat). It is a perfect destination for scuba diving lovers wishing to explore fantastic coral reefs.
National Oceanographic Museum
This museum displays a beautiful collection of protected species, such as sea turtles or different families of fish from coral reefs.