Nha Trang and the surrounding areas of the Khanh Hoa Province offer a great range of activities for most travellers, from historic Po Nagar (Cham Towers) to the restaurants, bars and golden sandy beaches. During our time in Nha Trang, we decided to take a snorkelling day tour in Nha Trang Bay. As with most cities in Vietnam, the choice of tour operators can be overwhelming, for our peace of mind, we chose to book this trip with our hotel, Ha Van.
View of Nha Trang Beach from Nha Trang Bay
Visitors to Nha Trang cannot help but notice the Hollywood-style Vinpearl sign on the hillside of neighbouring Hon Tre Island. The Vinpearl resort is a huge development that includes luxury accommodation, a golf course and a 200,000m² amusement park with outdoor ‘rides’, indoor games, a water park, shopping mall, aquarium, food village and more. The island is accessible by private yacht, speedboat or, more conveniently, by the 3.3km Cable Car that connects the resort to the mainland – the longest oversea cable car in the world.
Arriving at Vinapearl, Hon Tre (island) via Cable Car
My partner and I decided we wanted a day of R&R and headed out to Vinpearl Land Amusement Park. After being dropped off by a Mai Linh taxi cab
, we bought our tickets for the cable car and headed over to the station. Continue reading
Nha Trang is Vietnam’s most popular beach resort. The coastal city is the capital of the Khanh Hoa Province and boasts long sweeping beaches, coral reefs surrounding neighbouring islands, countless bars and restaurants along with some of the most well-preserved Cham Towers in Vietnam. Here are our Nha Trang favourites after a three week stay.
Lanterns 34/6 Nguyen Thien Thuat
My favourite Chicken Curry in Vietnam – at Lanterns Restaurant
Commonly known as Thap Ba, the Po Nagar Cham Towers are a complex of stone and brick temples erected from approximately 784 A.D continuing well into the 12th Century. These are some of the most well-preserved Cham Towers in Vietnam, having undergone a lot of restoration, to return the site to its former glory – minus a rather extravagant golden dome on one of the towers, that local legend suggests was stolen by pirates.
The North and Northwest Towers at Po Nagar