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Known as a coastal tourist paradise, Nha Trang is fascinating for both domestic and international visitors by white sandy beaches, transparent blue ocean, finest luxury resorts, fresh seafood, thrilling watersports and colorful fishing villages…Wow, is it enough to inspire you for a travel plan to the destination?

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Nha Trang

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Introduction

Nha Trang is a city of Khanh Hoa Province in the Central South of Vietnam surrounded by the mountains in the north, west and south and border with East Sea in the east. The city ranks first amongst Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches for both pristine natural sea scenes and excellent accompanied tourism services. Having vast tranquil beaches and the finest climate, its beaches are perfect for a lovely holiday.

The best time to visit

Any day between these months is good time to spend your vacation in NhaTrang since the weather is beautiful and warm. However, the days between February and April would be the best time to visit NhaTrang, when the weather is comfortably warm with average temperature of 25 degrees and water level is at its lowest during the year. It is also the best time for diving into the ocean since the water is clear and the coral reefsare the most beautiful at this time. Diving lovers shouldn’t miss out some popular sites which have many colorful coral reefs, such as Small Hill, South Reef and Moray Beach.

The months between June and August are also good time to visit NhaTrang; however, the temperature and humidity begin to rise up, so it will make you feel hotter and uncomfortable. If you don’t mind the heat and humidity, it won’t be a serious problem that can ruin your holiday. In fact, it is good time for ecotourism, ocean tourism as well as some interesting water sports, which can make you really enjoy the ocean and forget about the heat.

During the year, NhaTrang only experiences rainy season in 4 months, from September to December. This season is not the right time to visit NhaTrang. If you plan to go there in this season, you should reconsider your decision. There are many heavy rains and storms sometimes occur as well. This weather condition can get violent and make you cancel all of the beach activities since you might be in danger when playing near the beach. Overall, visiting NhaTrang from September to December is not recommended.

Must-visited sites

Long Son Pagoda: situated at the foot of Tray Thui mountain, this pagoda was built in 1886 in typical Taoist style. Long Son Pagoda is where you can find the large white Buddha statue sitting atop the mountain crest that you can see from most places in Nha Trang town.

Hon Mun Island: This is one of the most fun places to go out in Nha Trang. You can go scuba diving or snorkeling or spend the day on the boat that takes you around these clear blue waters. Moreover, you can spend your time fishing or taking part in the various activities that the boat has. If you get a day tour, then you will be provided with lunch and other snacks while you get picked up and dropped off from the city of Nha Trang.

Nha Trang Cathedral: This beautiful church is the largest in the city and is one of the best places to see in Nha Trang. It is situated on a hilltop and you can also get a view of the train station from there. This church is made entirely with stone and the windows of tainted glass. It combines the elements of a traditional Christian church and adds a few distinct Vietnamese elements to it. This is a must visit spot because it is one of the rare remains of French construction.

Van Phong Bay: Van Phong Bay is about 90 kilometers to the north of Nha Trang City. It consists of an 18-kilometer long white sand dune located between the mainland and the island, is a beautiful landscape. This beautiful landscape is endowed with wonderful natural scenery and beaches of fine sand, an ideal temperate climate, surrounded by hills, mountains and tropical forests. The coast is embellished with colorful coral reefs, vestiges of mangrove forests, rare sea creatures in an ideal climate.

Foods

Nem nuong (Grilled fermented pork roll): also known as Ninh Hoa’s or Nha Trang’s fermented pork roll. We can eat fermented pork roll fresh (nem chua”) or grilled (“nem nuong”). However, most of the tourists will choose “nem nuong” to enjoy in Nha Trang, and buy “nem chua” as the gifts for family at home. Grilled directly with the fire of coal brazier, fermented pork roll is served with raw herbs as well as dipping sauce with pickled green papaya.

Lac Canh’s Grilled Beef: The secret of making perfect grilled beef lies on the recipe of mixing beef with honey and more than ten kinds of spices. The recipe is handed down from generation to generation, and only known to specific members of restaurant owner’s family. Customers are free to grill the beef and enjoy the dish in their own way. Lac Canh’s grilled beef is so favored by tourists that it appears in many famous international travel guides.

Jellyfish Vermicelli (Bún sứa):  is considered as one of the most delicious seafood in this region. The main ingredient of making this noodle is absolutely jellyfish. This jellyfish is totally different the jellyfish that make itching us.

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