Nha Trang Beach, Vietnam
Nha Trang is endowed by nature with deep, quiet and warm waters all the year round, surrounded by archipelagoes, islands, mountains and white sand beaches – a wonderful and attractive tourist resort. To the north of Nha Trang stands the Chong mount which looks like a wide open hand over the sea. Far offshore, the Yen (Swallow) Island appears with lush green colors where salangane nests have been harvested for years to make the traditional “bird’s nest” tonic and food. The 7km white sand beach of Nha Trang is often called Vietnam’s Mediterranean Area, considered one of the jewels along Vietnam’s long stretching coast line. Nha Trang is sunny all year round, with an average temperature of 23°C due to northern winds. Nha Trang benefits from topographical advantages of the sea, islands, mountains, and deltas. West of Nha Trang, there are endless mountain ranges where a wide variety of animals and birds live. Nha Trang has many specialties. Especially, bird’s nest soup, or swallow’s nest soup is very famous in Nha Trang and round Vietnam. The magnificent coral seabed in Nha Trang makes it ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling. Nha Trang Bay is recognized as one of 29 most beautiful bays in the world.
Nha Trang is home of Miss Universe in 2008 and Miss World in 2010.
Things you should do
• Experience Scuba Diving. • Cruise to visit the islands.
• Have mud bath.
When to go
Hue is located in the zone of typical tropical monsoon, temperate and equable climate. The city’s weather bears the combination of the north and the south climate characters with the inclination to the former. There are two seasons: the wet from August to December and the dry season from January to July, cold waves are occasional but they are of average and short lasting. Average humidity is 83.4%. Average temperature is about 26ºC, the highest is 28-30ºC in June, July, August, the lowest is 18-23ºC in December, January, February. In Ba Na Mountain, the temperature is 20ºC. Average rainfall is 2,505mm per year that concentrates during October and November.
Getting there & away
+ Flight: Daily flights from Saigon, Hanoi to Cam Ranh Airport which is 30 km away from City Center.
+ Road: • 400 km from Saigon • 200 km from Da Lat • 200 km from Mui Ne • 230 km to Qui Nhon
• 1300 km to Hanoi
• 530 km to Danang
+ Train: Daily express train services are available from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Qui Nha Trang.
Where to stay
Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay, top of the list, from USD 700: Sits on dramatic Ninh Van Bay, with its impressive rock formations overlooking the South China Sea, white sand beach and towering mountains behind, all adding to the sense of being luxuriously at one with nature. The exclusive property also presents the reality of the destination, with an architectural style reflecting the traditions of Vietnam. www.sixsenses.com
Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang, 5 stars, from USD 250: Reflects the image of an old Vietnamese village, with its warm hospitality, rich culture and unique tastes. The exclusive location of Evason Ana Mandara affords city-centre access to Nha Trang’s only beachfront resort. It is surrounded by private tropical gardens, offering simplicity, serenity and refinement together with spectacular views of Nha Trang Bay. www.sixsenses.com
Vinpearl Resort & Spa, 5 stars, from USD 200: locates on Hon Tre Island, off shore of Nha Trang. Renowned as a tropical paradise and retreat for Sun lovers with beautiful white sand beaches. Vinpearl Resort & Spa provides five star accommodations, the largest swimming pool in South East Asia (5000m2). With 700 meters of fine white sand beach and high spa service. Apart from restaurant on mountain and beside beach, clients can enjoy funny games at amusement park. www.vinpearlresort.com
Sun Rise Hotel, 5 stars, from USD 150: Located on the tree lined Esplanade of one of the most sort-after pristine beaches, overlooking Nha Trang Bay. A stone’s throw from the beach, the Hotel is also idyllically located in the heart of the City and sightseeing locations. www.sunrisenhatrang.com.vn
Nha Trang Lodge, 4 stars, from USD 65: The hotel offers 121 rooms that are fully carpeted and equiped with mini-bar and air-conditioner, attached bathroom with bathtub & shower and balcony with a view of the sea, IDD telephone and satellite television, modern elevator. Other facilities include lobby bar, 24 hour room service, restaurant, tour desk, business centre, conference room, laundry service, airport transfer, beauty saloon, discotheque, Jackpot, massage, sauna, steambath, jacuzzi, foreign exchange, souvenir Shop and swimming pool. www.nhatranglodge.com
Yasaka Hotel, 4 stars, from USD 60: Located right on the beachside with 201 luxurious guest rooms, facilities and services that meet to the requirement of both leisure and business travelers. With a swimming pool and a Jacuzzi on top, a tropical garden, and other services like massage, steambath, tennis court, fitness center. www.yasanhatrang.com
What to see & do
Po Nagar Cham Towers: Po Nagar Cham Towers were built between the 8th and 13th centuries. The largest of the four remaining towers was built in honor of the Goddess Po Nagar, also known as Lady Thien Y Ana or Lady Mother of the Kingdom.
Scuba Diving: Many also come for the diving-Nha Trang will argue to be the best location for diving in Vietnam. Visibility can hit 30m, though usually more like 15-20m and the marine life includes reef sharks and stingrays.
Mud bath: A few kilometers away from Po Nagar Cham Tower is the Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre. As the advertising billboards around town boast, ‘soaking in mineral mud is interesting’. Not only is there the chance to take a mud bath, but also soaking in mineral water, steam bath and massage, and a warm mineral water swimming pool are available.
Long Son Pagoda: built in 1886 and named Dang Long Pagoda. In 1900, the pagoda was damaged in a storm and was rebuilt down the mountain in its present location. A huge white statue of Sakyamuni Buddha sitting on a lotus pedestal, which erected in 1964-1965, 24m high not including its pedestal being 14m high.
What to eat:
Like other beach cities, Nha Trang is naturally a seafood haven. Besides, Nha Trang also has its own specialties.
Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa: Vietnamese grilled pork patty.
Banh Mi: Vietnamese Bread, the best can be found in Nha Trang.
How to design your tours:
Nha Trang is a beach city, two nights are enough. You can stay longer if you wish./.
Palm Vietnam Travel – Posted by Jackie Nguyen