Nha Trang is a beach city of Khanh Hoa Province in Middle Vietnam. It is considered as one of the oldest beach cities in Vietnam. With the hot and humid weather all the year, Nha Trang has potentiality and advantages of developing beach tourism. Recently, lots of foreigners as well as locals choose Nha Trang as the destination for their vacation. So what to do in Nha Trang?
Vinpearl Land – What to do?
Located on Ben Tre Island with fantastic crystal-like beaches, Vinpearl Land is well-known for being “heaven of tropical countries”. They provide chains of luxurious hotels, playgrounds with amusement ride and freshwater swimming pools, which is a great idea for Nha Trang what to do. Besides, they have aquarium and 4D-Movie Theater with great service to attract tourists.
To fully experience Vinpearl Land, you should spend all the day here, from morning till evening. You have many choices for Nha Trang what to do when coming to Vinpearl Land. Before booking, you should check Vinpearl Land map and make detail plan for what to do to enjoy must-try activities in Nha Trang and also know the transportation in Nha Trang.
An ideal itinerary for 1 day in Vinpearl Land:
8am: take taxi from hotel to Vinpearl Land cable cab station. You should buy the round-trip ticket so that it is easier for you to commute.
9am – 11:30am: play all amuse ride games
11:30am: have lunch, you can buy lunch ticket (55.000VND/ticket) or go to a restaurant
1:30pm: play in in-door playground and go to 4D-Movie Theater
2:30pm: visit aquarium and take a walk here
3:30: head to Water Park
5pm: watch dolphin performance. After watching the show, visit shopping area, have a tea break while waiting for water music performance.
7pm or 8pm: watch water music performance then take cable cab to get back to your hotel
Some attentions when visiting Vinpearl Land:
– Bring swimming clothes, towels, clothes to change as the Water Park area doesn’t allow those who wear jeans, kaki and so on, to enter.
– Bring hats, conical hats, sun protector to avoid getting sun-burnt
– You are not allowed to bring food or drinks to islands. However, if you bring a small amount of snacks or chips, it is still acceptable.
– Wear comfortable clothes like sleeveless T-shirts, shorts, sandals, etc. for easily travelling.
Thap Ba Hot Springs and Mud Bath
After visiting Thap Ba Ponagar, you can also head to mud-bathing area in Thap Ba hot water stream space nearby. The price is about 100.000VND/person for public bath (group of 15 – 20 people) or 250.000VND/person for using private bath. It is considered as a must-try activity in Nha Trang so you definitely should give a try. When taking mud-bath, you should bring your own swimming outfit as they have the regulation that only those who go with swimming clothes on have the permission to enter. Hiring or buy a swimming outfit here is quite expensive and you might not feel convenient.
Guide for transportation in Nha Trang:
Thap Ba Hot Springs is on 2/4 Street. From the center area, you should go along the beach side then go through Tran Phu Bridge, turn left to go along Northern river side and there you will see Thap Ba Hot Springs. In other case, you take Tran Quy Cap Road, go through Xom Bong Bridge. From Xom Bong Bridge, you can identify Thap Ba tourism area on your left. From Thap Ba tourism area, you go for a little while then you can see Thap Ba mud-bathing space. To get there and find what to do in Nha Trang, you can hire a motorbike; take a taxi or car as your transportation in Nha Trang.
Hon Chong is 3km northeast away from the center of Nha Trang and is known as a great idea for Nha Trang what to do. Hon Chong is a large combination of large rocks varying in shapes and looks, lying on each other in layers from seaside down to the sea. Another group of rocks which is smaller, lying in East side of the hill, is called Hon Vo. The area of Hon Chong is almost deserted from the city and is a ideal choice for what to do in Nha Trang. Coming here, you can visit Hon Chong, take a walk in art gallery Thanh Phong Hoi Quan, drink coffee by the beach bank and it is a great starting point to enjoy Nha Trang – city of the beaches. They say it is a must-try activity in Nha Trang.
Guide for transportation:
Hon Chong is by the sea side, so just take the road along the beach side, through Tran Phu Bridge and go straight to Pham Van Dong Street, to fork/ three-way crossroad to Nguyen Dinh Chieu then turn right going up the slope then you can see Hon Chong. Hon Chong and Thap Ba are on the same direction in the Northern side so you can arrange timetable to enjoy two of them together.
National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam is established in 1923, located in No. 1, Cau Da Street, 6km Southeast away from the center of Nha Trang and is a famous place for what to do in Nha Trang. They reserve here more than 20.000 samples of about 4.000 marine creatures and you should try this place as Nha Trang what to do while taking vacation. All these samples in this museum are collected and preserved for years. Especially, when coming to National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, you have the opportunity to see the bones structure of giant whale with the height of 3m, the length of 26m with 48 vertebrae that are renovated fully and thoroughly. This place is an amazing place for family with children or for those who love to understand animals. They have lots of fantastic activities for your plan on Nha Trang what to do.
Guide for transportation:
National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam is on Tran Phu Street. To reach there, you should go from the center of Nha Trang city to the beach side road, head to Tran Phu road in Southern direction. For transportation, you can hire motorbike or taxi, etc.
Rock Church Nha Trang
Rock Church or in other names like Mountain Church, Nga Sau Church, Nha Trang Church, is built since September, 3th, 1928 till May, 1933. This is a Christian building on Hoang Lan hill. The cathedral is 12m high, by Louis Vallet priest’s design. In overall, the church has a strong structure look with cubes of stones heading to sky. The highest point of the church is where the Cross is put. The location of the Cross is on Bell Tower, 38m high from land surface. The cathedral has a large dome with gothic style windows that are sculpted in rose shapes, which is a outstanding feature as a highlight in the heart of the city and a great suggestion for Nha Trang what to do. The church’s design is a unique religious symbol for architecture from France. A lot of tourists and photographers come here every year to take photos and enjoy the religious space. Rock Church Nha Trang is a must-go area for Nha Trang what to do.
Guide for transportation:
Rock church Nha Trang is in the center of Nha Trang, No. 19, Nguyen Trai Road. In front of the Cathedral, there is Ave Maria Square, which makes it easier for you to ask for the way to get there. The church opens from 5:30am until 5:00pm every day. On Saturday, there are ceremonies at 5:00pm. On Sunday, there are ceremonies at 5:00am.