When one mentions travelling to Vietnam, the few common places that you’ll think of is Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Hue. While the country is relatively small in size, there are actually many other places you can discover instead of the usual few. One of them is none other than Nha Trang, which is Vietnam’s famous seaside resort-town. Bet you didn’t know that, right?
Here are some of the awesome things you can do (and photograph!) in Nha Trang that will make you the envy of your friends!
1. Nha Trang Cathedral
Source: Vietnam Travel
Don’t have the budget to go to France? Not to worry, because there is a 19th century French Gothic style cathedral in Nha Trang known as Christ the King Cathedral. Locals call it Nha Trang Cathedral and it is the largest church in the city with 4,000 tombstones at the side of the building. It is a fully functioning Catholic church that has striking stained glass windows that will provide the perfect backdrop for your #travel photos.
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 5.00am to 5.00pm, Sunday 4.30am – 8.00pm
Entrance Fee: Free
Pro tip: Get to plaza Ave Maria to capture the whole of Nha Trang Cathedral.
2. Ba Ho Waterfall
Nha Trang is surrounded by nature at its finest and one of these nature hotspots is Ba Ho Waterfall which consists of three natural waterfalls and crystal clear pools. Located about 45-minute away from downtown Nha Trang, you will need to rent a motorbike or hire a taxi to get you here.
The way up to the waterfalls can be rather steep but don’t worry, as the red arrows along the way will guide you. The reward when you reach the top is worth it, as you get to relax amidst the lush green forest, cool off in the waters and take photos of the breathtaking views.
Entrance Fee: 25,000 VND (RM4.72)
3. Po Nagar Cham Towers
Source: Indochina Travel Services
This temple was built by the Cham people to honour Yan Po Nagar, the goddess of the country and is a place that is brimming with history, especially since it was built during the 7th and 12th centuries.
It used to have ten towers but time has not been kind to the temple and now only four towers remain. This mystical place looks absolutely stunning in photographs and has fantastic views of the Cai River as well.
Opening Hours: 6.00am to 6.00pm daily
Entrance Fee: 22,000 VND (RM4.15)
4. Nha Trang Beach
Did you know that Nha Trang is also known for its long stretches of smooth, white sand? Photo opportunities are practically everywhere! Going to the beach when you are in Nha Trang is a must when you are there. It doesn’t matter if you are there to soak up the sun, relax and be a beach bum, dive or even engage in some exciting water sports. All can be found at Nha Trang beach.
5. Vinpearl Land
Source: Vinpearl Land
An entertainment paradise of international standards, this place is a must-visit for all you Malaysians looking for fun and excitement!
This 15 acre amusement park has something for everyone. From an aquarium, to a gigantic amusement park, water park, a magic castle which includes 3D and 4D cinemas, amazing performances, feeding shows and so much more!
Source: Vinpearl Land
6. Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre
Keeping your pose on point during your travels can be rather tiring at times but when in Nha Trang, don’t worry because you can rest, relax and rejuvenate at Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre which is popular for their mineral mud baths. It is believed that the mud is good for your skin and they have various spa packages for all sorts of budgets.
Opening Hours: 7.00 – 7.30pm
Pro tip: Advisable to visit between 12.00pm to 3.00pm to avoid the crowds.
7. Dam Market
After all the sight-seeing, take a break and head over to Nha Trang’s central market for a colourful local experience in this unique building. The building’s architecture is shaped like a lotus flower with a doughnut-shaped floor. Grab a bite of their tempting local foods here, buy some souvenirs and pose for those envy-inducing Instagram shots!
Opening Hours: 7.00am to 6.00pm
Pro tip: Remember to bargain, bargain and bargain!
8. Hon Khoi Salt Fields
This is a truly unique and unforgettable destination that you can experience in Nha Trang, where you can spot the workers labouring hard to harvest salt. You’ll be surprised to find that this backbreaking work is done by mostly women in this field that is located about an hour’s drive away from the city centre. Snapping a photograph of the surreal views of the salt fields dotted with the mountains of salt makes an artistic shot for your Instagram feed.
Source: Asia Travel
Pro tip: Come before 9.00am if you want to catch the women at work and take gorgeous photos.
Never knew that Nha Trang is actually so picturesque and had so much fun things to do? This list is just a little taste of the exciting attractions in Nha Trang! It is definitely one of the places to go if you want to up your game on Instagram. #travelgoals
Plus, now it is even more convenient for Malaysians to visit this little-known destination, thanks to Air Asia.
Malaysians can now fly direct to Nha Trang with AirAsia. Book your flights by 16 July 2017 to enjoy their 20% promo! And travel to this heavenly vacation from 14 September 2017 to 23 November 2017. Say no more, I’m already planning my trip!
Are you ready to make all your friends jealous of your jet-setting travels? I know I am! 😀
You can check here for more information on AirAsia flights to Nha Trang.
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