Nha Trang is a coastal city in Khánh Hòa Province. Before becoming a part of Vietnam, Nha Trang initially belonged to Champa, a long-lost mighty Indian-influenced kingdom in Central Vietnam. Taking a Nha Trang trip these days, you can still spot out numerous leftovers and remnants representing a great empire that once ruled the region. Some sites that should be taken into account are various Champa temples and Ponagar Temple.
A perfect sample of how Vietnam pristine natural beauty can be
Situated in the center of Khánh Hoà Province, Nha Trang City takes over an area of 251 square kilometers, which is made up of 19 islands and 15.000 local citizens scattering throughout all islands.
The largest island is Tre Islet (Hòn Tre) covering 36 kilometers fencing offshore Nha Trang, which is meant to guard the Nha Trang Bay and make it one of the 29 best natural bays worldwide. The best time for those wanderers choosing Nha Trang as their next top pick is in between July and September each year.
Nha Trang, according to some people, is given a stunning name as “Pearl of the Far East” thanks to a chain of pristine beaches, shady greenish boulevards sneaking through the vintage villas hidden at the back of the mountains.
Let’s talk about its man-made achievements
For long, Nha Trang has been home to numerous universities, academies, research institutes, colleges, trade schools, and tech processing centers all turn this area into a science – education hub across Southern Central Coast.
For the time being during this 21st century, Nha Trang is regarded as not just a beachside city but also a national center of politics, economics, culture and tourism based in Khánh Hoà Province. In addition to all of the above, Nha Trang is a familiar destination for famous celebrations and festivals, such as the Sea Festival, Miss Universe 2008, Miss World 2018 and the list goes on.
Nha Trang owns a winning weather advantage with a temperate climate, beneficial traffic of waterways, highways, airway, and railroads. What you should bear in mind when visiting Nha Trang is the hugest train station all over the country’s North-South rail system.
Which attractions should you not miss?
- Ponagar Temple
- Alexandre Yersin Museum
- Tre Islet
- Tằm Islet
- Lô River
- Fairy Beach – Bãi Tiên
- La-San Hill
- Mansion of Bảo Đại King
- Long Sơn Pagoda
- Monkey Island
- Mountain Church
- Trí Nguyên Aquarium
- Vinpearl Land
When in Nha Trang, do not miss this exotic food?
Other than a huge feast of fresh and exotic seafood, Nha Trang is famed for the spectacular “Caviar of the Orient” – bird nest juice and Ninh Hoà grilled pork. In terms of ordinary local cuisine, do not forget fish noodle soup or mini pancakes.
Talking about Nha Trang tapioca noodle soup, the dish much varies from the same edition in other localities. Other than that, you may love to check out Nha Trang shark fin, fish sauce, dried Mackerel fish.
Nha Trang seafood is well recognized as plentiful and special. A regional specialty should be listed as sea urchin (Nhím Biển/ Cầu Gai) that is commonly eaten with mustard leaves.