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Top 10 Things To Do in Nha Trang during your Vietnam tour

Vietnam, being one of the most famous southeast Asian destinations among tourists hosts the beautiful coastal city of Nha Trang. Empty white sand beaches for miles, pleasant waterfalls, untouched mountain ranges, an interesting history, and a unique culture, Nha Trang has it all. There are ample historical temples, cafes, volcanic mountains, and offshore islands for all traveller profiles to cherish. The coastal city of Nha Trang is the central heart of Vietnam’s beach resorts. Let’s find out more about the Top 10 Things to do in Nha Trang city.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Nha Trang

Here are some of the best places you can visit in this vibrant resort city of Nha Trang on the coast of Vietnam. So, which one of these will be first on your list?

1. Nha Trang Cathedral

One of the rare remains of French architecture, this beautiful church is the largest in the city and is one of the top things to do during your Nha Trang visit. Located on a hilltop, you can get the full panoramic view of the charming city. However, this church is made entirely with stone and the windows of tainted glass. It is a splendid blend of traditional Christian church added with some Vietnamese elements to it. You may visit this church anytime between 6 am to 7 pm on any day of the week.

2. Ba Ho Waterfalls

Ba Ho waterfalls
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Wanna take a dip into the clear chill waters of Vietnam? Ba Ho waterfall is the perfect retreat away from the fast-paced life. These are a collection of 3 waterfalls that fall into a clear lake surrounded by a dense forest. It is a 30 minutes drive from the city and the visiting hours being 7 am to 6 pm daily. For adventure seekers, you can go hiking, fishing, or also enjoy picnicking around here. It is a perfect getaway for a day into the wild and nature. Ba Ho is one of the most beautiful places in Vietnam and is a must-visit in your Nha Trang itinerary.

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3. Vinpearl Amusement Park

Vinpearl amusement park, Nha Trang beach
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Vinpearl Resort Island which is located on the opposite side of Nah Trang beach bay. One can reach here by a cable car that links the city to the Vinepearl Amusement park. There is a wide range of rides, video games, water slides, and also a big aquarium for the kids to explore and admire the marine beauty. You either enjoy a roller coaster ride or take a stroll down the sandy beaches and enjoy the sunset. For all shopping frenzy people– there is a mall that sells traditional jewellery, handcrafted items and also souvenir shops. There is an entrance fee of around INR 3000/adult to this amusement park.

4. Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre

Thap Ba Hot Springs
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Looking for some relaxation and rejuvenating experience? Thap Ba Hot Springs is the right place for you after a tiring day in the city. Besides having herbal baths, mud baths, private baths there is also a waterfall and sauna to rejuvenate you. A dip in the natural hot springs reduce ageing and soothe muscles while the mud bath detoxifies your skin. A basic package inclusive of a mud bath, mineral water soak for 30 minutes, and a hydrotherapy session with cool water costs around INR 1000/person.

5. Po Nagar Cham Towers

Po Nagar Cham nagar attraction in Nha Trang
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More into history, culture, and architecture? Well, Po Nagar Cham Towers is one of the best spots for Nha Trang sightseeing. Built around 781 C.E, it is a square red-bricked structure with tapered roofs. It is dedicated to Yan Po Nagar, goddess of the country, and people still worship her. Most importantly, it is built on a hilltop providing us with one of the best views of the city and is surrounded by lush greenery.


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6. Long Son Pagoda

Long son pagoda
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Located near the bottom of the Trai Thuy mountain, Long Son Pagoda is just 500 meters from the train station. It is one of the calmest and most unique attractions in Nha Trang. In addition to Mosaic dragons greeting you at the doorway, it has some astonishing Taoist sculptures of mythical creatures and ancient gods. You will some brilliant views of both the city and sea from the platform of Buddha. Easily making it a top attraction in Nha Trang.

7. Hon Mun Island

Hon Mun island near Nha Trang
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A full day trip to Hon Mun island is an offbeat experience on the coast of Nha Trang. You can go scuba diving or snorkel with marine life or spend the day on the boat around these turquoise blue waters. In addition to this, you can also spend your time fishing with your loved ones and relax on the clean white sandy beaches. It is advisable to book a day trip which includes lunch, evening snacks, and transfers from Nha Trang along with a guide.

8. Yang Beach Eco Park

Yang beach eco park
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Refreshing waterfalls, crystal clear water, soak into the hot springs, relaxing massage, and lush greenery- you have this all in the Yang Beach Eco Park. You can play with the animals here and sometimes feed them too. After your fun-filled day, you may soak into one of their traditional mud baths and just enjoy the picturesque view of the sun kissing the sea over the horizon. There is an entry fee of around INR 700/person and a top attraction in Nha Trang especially if you are travelling with your family.

9. National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

National Oceanographic Museum in Nha Trang
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An educational museum where you can observe the exhibitions as well as the research equipment. It has 2 floors and the ground floor preserves all kinds of tanks with reef sharks, turtles, scorpionfish, pufferfish, while the upper floor has the preserved specimens like animal bones, boats and artefacts. The highlight of this place is the 18,000 kgs humpback whale that is exhibited. A good place to visit in Nha Trang with your kids.

10. Hon Khoi Salt Fields

Hon Khoi Salt Fields
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Not your “usual” touristy attraction but it is a very scenic and unique experience in the salt mountains of Hon Khoi. As seen in the image, people come here to click stunning photographs of the salt mountains and the middle-aged women workers that carry baskets to a pagoda. The production of salt is a flourishing industry in the coastline of Nha Trang. The best time to visit this place is from January to June. Do not miss out on this unique experience.

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