With over 3400km of coastline, Vietnam has plenty of secluded coves with white sands and waters fit for snorkelling, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. One of the best place you shouldn’t miss on your trip to Vietnam is Nha Trang where is widely known as the Paradise on Earth.
Nha Trang, a delightful south coast city located 400km from Ho Chi Minh city to the North, is generally recognised as Vietnam’s most famous seaside resort-town. Six kilometres of sand joins the sea to the city, with rolling waves on one side and fringed on the other by cafes, restaurants, and some unusual modern sculptures. Watersports, day trips by boat and of course fresh pineapple are all readily available.
It’s more lively and urban in character than other beach destinations like Mui Ne and Phu Quoc. Nha Trang is a party town at heart, like any self-respecting resort should be. Forget the curfews of the capital, people play late in this town. It’s also the scuba diving center of Vietnam.
Where to go in Nha Trang?
- National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam This is like an aquarium with popular and rare species of the sea. A perfect place for children as they will get to see sharks, turtles, coral reefs, lionfish, sea horses, and many other creatures.
- Po Nagar Cham Towers were built by the Cham civilization between the 7th and 12th century to honor Yang Ino Po Ngar, the incense aroma emanating from within makes it clear that this remains a religious site for the local Buddhists kingdom of Nha Trang today.
- Fishing village is located between the old and the new bridge. When the fishing boats are coming in or going out it is a beautiful sight.
- Nha Trang Cathedral stands on a small hill overlooking the train station. It’s a surprisingly elegant building given that it was constructed of simple cement blocks. The cathedral shows the influence of French Catholicism. It’s a quaint, free and quick sight to see
During your stay in Nha Trang, you wouldn’t want to miss out the most popular destination – Vinpearl Land. Located in the Hon Tre Island – 3km from Nha Trang mainland. Used to be a prison in the past, but now it turned into a premium complex of water park, amusement park, and a large 5-star hotel. Vinpearl’s transportation from the main land to the island is by the 3-km long Vinpearl Cable Car and by powerboats to Vinpearl.
Vinpearl Golf Club and Diamond Golf Resort, two international standard Nha Trang golf courses ranked amongst the best in Vietnam have been opened to enrich the many activities that visitors to Nha Trang.
Vinpearl Golf Club is a part of Vinpearl complex in Hon Tre Island. Designed by well-known IMG Worldwide, the 18-hole par 71 championship golf course is Vietnam’s only golf course that has ocean view from every hole. In 2013, Vinpearl Golf Club Nha Trang gained the notable title of “the most beautiful landscape golf course in Vietnam” thanks to its beautiful natural scenery, unique location and the Club’s professional staff.
Diamond Golf Resort located in a perfect place, 10 minutes away from the city center which is close enough to the city for convenience, but far enough to immerse yourself in secluded paradise. Diamond Bay Golf & Villas is one of the few greatest golf courses in Asia possessing the beautiful view. The Andy Dye designed 18-hole championship golf course boasts an oceanfront driving range, state of the art practice facility and golf academy.