5 Things to Do in Nha Trang, Vietnam

We just can’t get enough of coastal cities. You get the best of both worlds in your vacation: the stunning landscape with the crisp blue water and the ever active and culture-rich city life.

Things to Do in Nha Trang
A man working on a salt field in Nha Trang, Vietnam | Bigstock Photos

The city of Nha Trang in Vietnam is one of the most popular vacation sites in Vietnam and the rest of the world. While being a favorite tourist destination, the city is still pristine as ever while continually offering new activities to do.

Planning to visit the city? We have listed 5 of our favorite things to do in Nha Trang, Vietnam that you might consider:

Ride the Vinpearl Cable Car

The best way to start your Nha Trang stay is by literally being on the top of the city. The Vinpearl Cable Car is a 3,320-meter long gondola lift linking Hon Tre Island with Nha Trang. One trip is about 15 minutes long, enough to see the beauty of Vietnam’s places!

Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Vietnam
Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Vietnam | Bigstock Photos

Explore the Ancient Ruins of Po Nagar Cham Towers

The modern world still has ruins from ancient times. The Po Nagar is a Cham (natives in central and southern Vietnam during the 2nd century AD) temple towers dating back from the 781 CE. The central figure is a 1.2-meter statue of goddess Yan Po Nagar sitting cross-legged.

Tour the National Oceanographic Museum, Alexandre Yersin Museum, and Impressions Museum

Nha Trang’s culture and history is evident in its many museums. The three museums below are the more popular ones. They are suited for people of all ages.

The National Oceanographic Museum exhibits many marine creatures in festive aquariums. On the other hand, the Alexandre Yersin Museum is dedicated to the Swiss scientist and bacteriologist of the same name who discovered the bacillus behind the bubonic plague.

Lastly, the Impressions Museum is for those looking for bizarre, festive, and even interactive displays. Apart from featuring the city’s rich culture, you can enjoy the place’s picture-perfect views.

Swim at Nha Trang Beach

An all-time favorite beach in Vietnam, the white sand beach is a venue for swimming, snorkeling, volleyball games, and others. Those who visit here often witness the beautiful sunrise and sunset which is dramatically emphasized by its reflection to the deep blue water.

Nha Trang Beach
Nha Trang Beach

Visit the Long Son Pagoda

A place of great serenity. The Long Son Pagoda is a Buddhist temple in Nha Trang which is now more than 130 years old. The temple has an active leadership of Buddhists despite being a popular tourist destination. Of the many things to do in Nha Trang Vietnam, this site encourages people to respect the Buddhist residing in the pagoda.

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