Nha Trang Travel Guide
Nha Trang Overview
Located in the central part of Vietnam, Nha Trang is a seaside town bordered by mountains and is famous for its beautiful bay, pristine beaches and many islands. It is also home to superb seafood restaurants where you can enjoy fresh abalone, prawns, scallops and crabs. The beaches, hot springs, diversified species of fish and the colourful coral reef have made Nha Trang one of the best places for beach lovers, scuba divers and snorkelers.
Nha Trang Attractions:
Cam Ranh Bay
Thirty miles south of Nha Trang is this lovely sweep of sand with stunning views from the high, winding road.
This is the largest island in Nha Trang and is known for its beautiful resort, nice beach and entertainment.
Lao Island (Monkey Island)
This island is home to many monkeys.
This island has some of the best preserved coral reefs in the area, teeming with marine life.
Bao Dai Villas
From the mid-1950s to 1975, these were used by the high-ranking officials of the Southern Vietnamese government, after which they were taken over by communist officials. Constructed for the emperor in 1920, the Bao Dai Villas consists of five villas atop three hills, with beautiful views of the South China Sea and Nha Trang Bay.
Lang Son Pagoda
The pagoda was founded in the late 19th century and continues to have resident monks. The entrance and roof are decorated with mosaic dragons constructed of glass and ceramic tiles. At the top of the hill behind the pagoda is a huge white Buddha seated on a lotus blossom.
Po Nagar Cham Towers
Built between the 7th and 12th centuries, the site was used for Hindu worship as early as the 2nd century AD. The towers served as the Holy See honouring the Goddess Yang Ino Po Nagar, the Goddess of the Dua clan, which ruled over the southern part of the Cham Kingdom covering Kauthara and Pan Duranga.