Top 7 Things To Do In Nha Trang

Tran Phu Beach, Nha Trang, Vietnam. Credit Nguy N Hoa on Unsplash

Scuba Diving

Vietnam has a number of excellent dive sites and Nha Trang has some of the best of them.

Most diving will take place in Hon Mun Marine Protected Area around 40 minutes from Cau Da Port although Whale Island is a quieter option.

There are a range of dive sites suitable for all standards and experience of divers from complete beginners to experts.

Best water temperatures and visibility are generally between April and August although conditions can be excellent all year round.

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White Buddha at Long Son, Vietnam. Credit Masha Koko on Unsplash

Long Son Pagoda

Also known as Chua Long Son, the temple is best known for the white Buddha which sits on top of the mountain and is visible for miles around.

Built in 1886, much of the original temple was destroyed by a cyclone in 1990 and was completely rebuilt. The white Buddha was built in 1964.

Po Nagar Cham Temple

Built by the Cham people between the 8th and 11th centuries.

The temple was built to honour Po Nagar “the mother of the country”.

Po Nagar Cham, Nha Trang, ietnam. Credit Boconganh Phan on Uflickr
Credit Ilse Reijs and Jan-Noud Hutten

National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

Housing plenty of live exhibits alongside many preserved specimens of local marine life.

The aquarium include sharks, turtles, scorpion fish, lion fish and much more.

Nha Trang Cathedral

Built in the early 19th century in a French Gothic style, the cathedral continues to serve the local Catholic community.

A beautiful cathedral both inside and out which has plenty of excellent photo opportunities.

Nha Trang Cathedral, Vietnam. Credit Em and Ernie on flickr
Vietnamese countryside. Credit Tony Pham on Unsplash

Take a Cycle Tour

An excellent way of seeing the local countryside and a number of the main attractions in the area is to join a cycle tour.

A good tour will take in local villages as well as Nha Trang Cathedral, Po Nagar and Long Son.

Island Tour

There are a number of excellent local island tours that will spend the day cruising along the local sites and include snorkeling and lunch

Nha Trang, Vietnam. Credit Dac Duy on Unsplash

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