We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. By continuing to browse this website you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more by reading Cookies OK

Attractions

LOCAL SECRETS

Hon Ro Fish Port

Approximately a 15-minute drive from the city centre, Hon Ro Fish Port is the largest in town. Hundreds of boats embark from the port every day. Throngs of local merchandisers wait for boats to come in after a night’s fishing voyage in the early morning. The port comes alive with locals buying up the fresh seafood whilst millions of kilograms of anchovies wait to be distributed throughout the city.

 

Nha Trang Night Market

No trip to a new city in South East Asia would be complete without a visit to the local night market. On a narrow, pedestrian-only street just before Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, anticipate souvenir shops and street food stalls, as well as an excellent opportunity for people-watching.

 

Agarwood Craft Village

Driving out of Nha Trang towards Van Thang, Van Ninh is home to the Agarwood Craft Village with its long-established history. Known as k-nam, Agarwood is a dark resinous hardwood that is believed to have gained great cultural and religious significance in ancient civilisations the world over. Quan Hoi Village and Phu Hoi Village continue to conserve Agarwood crafting, the livelihood of the local people.

 

Khanh Hoa Salangane Nest

Many shops in the city centre sell a variety of speciality products of Nha Trang. Salangane Nest is one of the most preferred gift shops for visitors to the city. Travellers are invited to join the Salangane Island tour to discover more about the workers, their tasks and the harvest.

 

DISCOVER NHA TRANG

Time Starved?

 

1 Hour

Tran Phu Boulevard

Lively Tran Phu Boulevard is the main street of Nha Trang City, running along the white sandy coast under the shady foliage of coconut trees. Teeming with restaurants, bars and hotels, the street is busy from dawn till dusk.

 

2 Hours

Hon Chong Promontory and Tu Ton Pagoda

Cycling is a great way to explore Nha Trang, especially the beachfront. With only two hours to spare, cycling is the perfect way to journey along the coast up to Hon Chong Promontory or beyond. Local people circulated a legendary folk tale of Hon Chong: a giant who came to the area for sightseeing. Whilst fervently spying on the beautiful fairies visiting from Eden for a swim, the giant slipped and fell, hanging off the side of a mountain, which collapsed under his weight, ultimately leaving a pile of rocks behind, along with his five-finger handprint.

When cycling back, travellers may wish to visit Tu Ton Pagoda, situated on Hon Do Island. Visitors may cross to the island using the free boat service from the port. Stepping stones lead the way around the island to various altars, some of which are located on rock cliffs overlooking the sea. Monks and worshippers inhabit this small but charming island.

 

Half Day

Ancient Dien Khanh Round

Starting with the Ancient Dien Khanh Citadel, built in 1793, in the Vauban style of military architecture, popular in Western Europe at the time. It was the second Citadel built in Vietnam, the first being Gia Dinh Citadel in the South.

Two hundred metres to the right of the citadel is the oldest church in the area – Ha Dua Cathedral, built around 1740 by missionaries and restored in 1917 by the French.

Drive further to Nui Chua Temple, located halfway up Dai An Mountain. Am Chua is a historical and cultural location of the Agarwood homeland, closely associated with the tradition of worshipping Thien Y A Na. Along with the legend of Thien Y A Na, the site embodies the remarkable cultural exchange between the Vietnamese and Cham nations. The temple is used to worship Thien Y A Na, the Mother of Land, who illuminated and taught people how to make their own living. The tradition of worshipping Thien Y A Na originated from the Cham. It is unclear as to when the temple was built, though it has been renovated many times since and become a sacred dwelling meant to honour the mythical Holy Mother, Thien Y A Na.

 

WALKS & TRIPS

Hon Khoi Salt Field

Address: Ninh Au Co Quang An Tay Ho

Hon Khoi Salt Field is about a 45-minute drive from Nha Trang City. Between January and June it is the women that work from 4am to around 9am, carrying heavy baskets of salt on their shoulders from shallow pits, and piling them up for the trucks. Salt is then distributed throughout the country. Try to arrive before sunrise for a spectacular and unforgettable view.

 

Tu Van Pagoda (Shellfish Pagoda)

Address: 3 Thang 4 Street, Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa

Shellfish Pagoda is located 60km from Nha Trang City. Built around 1968, it became famous for using solid ocean matter in its construction. The 39-metre Bao Tich Tower was built over a period of five years, starting in 1995. The tower was built entirely out of coral and decorated with shells and clams, leading it to be given the name Chua Oc (Shellfish Pagoda). From 1985 onwards, for the next ten years, the pagoda's monks collected the materials from the ocean found everywhere along the local beaches for the pagoda's construction. Later, they designed and built several towers, caves, tunnels and bridges, which they also decorated with their findings from the beach.

Another attraction of the pagoda is the tunnel leading to "Hell". The 500-metre long tunnel depicts the torment and torture that sinners undergo in Naraka (a Sanskrit term for Hell). Walking through this area of the pagoda and looking deep within yourself, you may well find the kindness you once thought you forgot.

VIEW ALL

Socialise with us

Instagram LinkedIn