Nha Trang City is a masterpiece of nature, which is one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world. Being blessed by nature, Nha Trang owns a lot of unique landscapes and specialties. So where is Nha Trang in Vietnam map? How and what do visitors go to Nha Trang? All things will be in this post “Overview of Nha Trang City”.
“Which province is Nha Trang in?” is a familiar question when hearing the name of this famous city. In terms of geography, the coastal city of Nha Trang, which is located in the central part of Vietnam, is the capital of Khanh Hoa province. Nha Trang is known as “the pearl of the East Sea” thanks to its possession of precious “gifts” that nature bestows.
Nha Trang city is located in the South Central region. Located at the gateway of the South Central Coast and the Central Highlands, Nha Trang fully takes the advantages of geographical location, climate, and natural scenery. All of these will make Nha Trang become a paradise in terms of tourism and resort in Vietnam.
Nha Trang bay was voted by Travel and Leisure magazine as one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world. Nha Trang also has a diverse system of islands and islets, which still retains the wild features such as: Hon Tre, Hon Mun, Hon Tam…
There are a lot of hotels in Nha Trang city. Tourists can choose a five-star hotel right on the beach on Tran Phu Street: Havana Hotel, Muong Thanh Hotel. If tourists need cheaper hotel, four-star or three star hotels near the beach will be the good choice. They are Ale Nha Trang Hotel, Vetana Hotel, Atlantic Nha Trang Hotel… Lower-level hotels with low rent rate such as Marina Nha Trang Hotel will be the best ecenomical choice.
After knowing where Nha Trang is, tourists need to know more about the means of transportation to Nha Trang. There are suggestions for popular and safe means of transportation for tourists when planning to travel in Nha Trang:
Currently, there are a lot of domestic airlines to Nha Trang: Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific and Bamboo Airways. Air fares, which depend on departure locations, flight time and seating class, range from one to two million VND per ticket. Traveling by plane is expensive but extremely fast in return. It only takes less than two hours to reach Nha Trang. In addition, sitting on the plane, tourists also have the opportunity to see this beautiful overview of Nha Trang City.
Flights to Nha Trang all land at Cam Ranh International Airport, which is 40 km far from Nha Trang City. From the airport, visitors can take a bus, airport shuttle or taxi to the coastal city. Bus tickets are sold right at the airport exit area after passengers have finished collecting their luggage.
Below are the operating routes to Cam Ranh airport:
Domestic departure: from Hanoi, Hai Phong, Thanh Hoa, Da Nang, Can Tho, Vinh and Ho Chi Minh City
International departure: from Malaysia, China, Russia, Korea, Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, Thailand and Taiwan
Nha Trang has a 25km North-South railway running across the city, stopping at Nha Trang station. Visitors to Nha Trang by train, which are both safe and more economical than going by plane.
The train departs from Hanoi: Travel time by rail from Hanoi to Nha Trang ranges from 24 to 28 hours. Train ticket price ranges around 700,000 VND per time.
Train departs from Ho Chi Minh City: It takes tourists around 10 hours. Train ticket price ranges from 200,000 to 600,000 VND, depending on the type of cabin.
Traveling by road is the most economical way to get to Nha Trang city. However, this way of moving is only suitable for tourists, who are not too far from Nha Trang.
There are a lot of wo-way intercity buses from and to Nha Trang every day. Starting from Hanoi, there are buses like Hoang Long, Phuong Trang… If departing from Ho Chi Minh City, tourist can choose Quang Hanh, Phuong Trang, Phuong Nam… From Da Nang, tourists can use Hoang Long, Cuc Tung… going to Nha Trang. Especially, visitors should choose a sleeping bus to rest for hundreds of kilometers.
Where are the most famous tourist attractions in Nha Trang?
Undoubtedly known as “the version of paradise on earth”, Nha Trang is blessed with a mild climate, prime location and beautiful landscapes. Let follow us to discover the most famous tourist destinations in “Overview of Nha Trang City”.
Nha Trang Beach: The beach is considered a “must visit” place if you go to Nha Trang. Spanning more than seven kilometers, Nha Trang beach opens up a poetic and immense natural scene with fine white sand, clear blue water beside coconut trees, and casuarina groves whispering in the wind. Not only bathing in the cool water, visitors can experience attractive entertainment activities such as paragliding, windsurfing, or flyboarding.
Ponagar Tower: Located on a hill about 50m above sea level, Ponagar Thap Ba is one of the remaining monumental Champa architectural complexes in Vietnam. The structure of the tower was built from ancient bricks that fit together. The tower has all 4 storeys, each floor has a door, worshiping the majestic statue of Our Lady sitting on a marble lotus.
Institute of Oceanography: With an age of 100 years, the Institute of Oceanography is home to more than 20,000 specimens of 4,000 marine species. In particular, this place also displays a huge whale skeleton nearly 26m long.
Stone Church: As its name suggests, the entire Stone Church was built from thousands of stereoscopic stones in the typical Gothic structure of the Western countries. The synagogue is officially called Christ the King Cathedral. However, local people often call it by simple names such as “Stone Church” or “Mountain Church”. This structure not only serves religious purposes but also a famous tourist attraction in Nha Trang.
Long Son Pagoda: Referring to the unique tourist destination of Nha Trang, tourists cannot ignore Long Son Pagoda. Located at the side of Trai Thuy mountain, Long Son Pagoda has more than a hundred years old, which is a place of pilgrimage to the peaceful region of many Buddhists. This pagoda is also famous for the giant white statue of Buddha, which is 31 meters high with a sitting posture giving a peaceful sermon. Therefore, the pagoda has another name as “White Buddha Pagoda”. Seeing from below, the Buddha statue hidden in the sky creates an indescribable sense of adventure.
Vinpearl Nha Trang or Vinwonder: Located on Hon Tre island, VinWonder is really an ideal destination not to be missed when tourists go to Nha Trang. This resort complex is considered the “entertainment paradise” of Khanh Hoa province, attracting millions of domestic and foreign visitors every year.
Coming VinWonder Nha Trang, visitors will enjoy the largest “all-inclusive” theme park in Vietnam. The park contains two monumental areas: the resort and the amusement park. Tourists can spend the whole day experiencing the full range of emotions from thrilling games, beautiful landscapes, to delicious food. Especially, tourists do not forget to experience the world’s longest sea-crossing cable car with 3,320 meters.
Hon Tam Islet: Hon Tam Islet also has a nicer name as Thuy Kim Son Island. The island is seven kilometers far from Nha Trang city. From Nha Trang seaport, it takes around 20 minutes going to the island by boat. The island is famous for blue water and coconut trees running along the sand and many interesting activities on the sea. Especially, Hon Tam Islet provides mud bath services as a relaxation therapy that brings many health benefits.
Hon Mun Islet: Compared to Hon Tam, beaches of Hon Mun are shorter but possess an extremely rich ecosystem. Hon Mun is rated by the World Wildlife Fund as the most diverse area of marine life in Vietnam. In particular, Hon Mun has very beautiful coral3 reefs, which is rarely seen in other islands. In addition, there are many interesting services on Hon Mun, such as: scuba diving to see corals, exploring the blue ocean through glass bottom boats, floating bars.
Hon Noi Islet: In the past few years, Hon Noi Islet (often called Yen Island) has become a “tourism phenomenon” in Nha Trang. The unique feature of this island is the unique double beach in Vietnam. More interestingly, the sea water in the double beach is hot on one side and cold on the other. In addition to swimming, visiting bird’s nest cave and watching colorful coral reefs, visitors here also learn about the history of the bird’s nest industry.
Cam Ranh Long Beach: When you go to Nha Trang City, visitors should not forget to experience Cam Ranh Long Beach. Just 12 kilometers far from Cam Ranh International Airport, Bai Dai Long Beach has become a tourist attraction thanks to its clean and green water.
Nha Trang as a young pretty girl, who is increasingly modernized, but strangely still retains its homeliness. These are what attracts visitors and leaves unforgettable impressions when they arrive in this beautiful land. Through the overview of Nha Trang City above, surely readers have grasped where Nha Trang is, where is it beautiful and memorable to travel to?
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Vietnamese sources: https://vinpearl.com/vi/nha-trang-o-dau-co-gi-dang-kham-pha-trai-nghiem