Swimming in Bai Dai Beach, visiting Van Phong Bay, Ponagar Cham Tower, or joining various types of water sports are some of the must-try experiences in Nha Trang.
1. Swimming in Bai Dai Beach
Dubbed as the Long Beach of Vietnam, Bai Dai is one of the most pristine and most beautiful stretches of beach in the country. The fantastic white sands here is soft and the waters is absolutely clean and emerald, perfect for holiday makers who crave for swimming.
2. Van Phong Bay
Located 80 kilometers from Nha Trang, Van Phong Bay attracts travelers because of its pure pristine beauty. Here you can also float around the bay area, visit the surrounding islands, or even go underwater to watch the coral or enjoying the exotic seafood.
3. Visiting Ponagar Cham Tower
This is a beautiful complex of Cham Pa architecture that remains one of the most extensive of its kind in Vietnam. The temples of Ponagar possess significant cultural and historic values. The structure is built by bricks which are extremely close together. Many people agree that the temples of Ponagar is even more worthy to visit than My Son Sanctuary to the North.
4. Mud bath
Mud in Nha Trang contains lots of mineral that is very good for skin and wellness. Submerging in the mineral water and mud after a long day visiting Nha Trang will instantly help revitalizing. There are three mud bath attractions in Nha Trang, one near Ponegar temple, one near Tram Trung Tourist Area and I-Resort.
5. Enjoying banh can
Banh can is baked in special traditional oven of Cham people, featuring a big number of different fillings such as beef, shrimp or squid before they are filled with a layer of egg atop. Talking about local delicacies in Nha Trang, it will be a flaw to miss the signature banh can, dipped in sweet and sour sauce, and eaten with onions, shredded green mango and shoumai.
6. Riding a bike along Tran Phu Road
The coastal ride of Tran Phu will give you wonderful sights of dazzling sea waters under the beaming sun, vivid Bougainvillea, chic restaurants and Tram Huong Temple Tower. Motorbikes can be easily rent from the city center’s shops.
7. Indulging with seafood
Seafood in Nha Trang is famous for the freshness, incredible variety and reasonable price. Travelers can choose from shrimp, craps, clams, snails to all kinds of fish, added by a chilling beer.
8. Visiting Vinpearl Land: In Nha Trang, you just cannot miss the exciting island of Vinpearl Land, which is connected with mainland by the world’s longest cable car ride on the sea. On the island is a wide variety of entertaining activities as well as a world-class resort.
9. Exploring the Institute of Oceanography of Nha Trang
The Institute of Oceanography of Nha Trang features a informative museums insides, with a total number of 20,000 artifacts of more than 4,000 species. Especially, the museum put on display the skeleton of a giant whale which is 26 meters long and 3 meters high.
10. Water sports
Snorkeling, scuba diving, motor boat, skydiving or fly-board are some adventurous but very fascinating activities in Nha Trang. Depending on your level of fitness and budget, travelers can choose a cool experience such as underwater life watching or floating in the air, above fantastic ocean below.