Nha Trang

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Nha Trang is just about 440 km from Ho Chi Minh City. If you don't like the driving, there are also daily flights to this beautiful resort just 30 minutes flight from Ho Chi Minh. It is one of the nicest cities in southern Vietnam, blessed with lovely beaches, white sands, clear skies, crystal blue sea and fine weather all year round.
Surrounded by steep, dark green hills, the city hugs a long curve of yellow beach and a bay as blue as a fancy cocktail. Nhatrang's coastline stretches over 7-km pure white sand.  Besides lying on the beach you can also visit the Oceanographic Institute, the Cham Ponagar Tower in the city.  A boat ride offshore to start your morning can be a memorable visit to different islands and various coral reefs. The turquoise waters around Nha Trang and the islands off the coast are almost transparent, making for excellent sea bathing, fishing, snorkeling and diving.
Most of Nha Trang's accommodation is directly opposite the beach and one, the 5-star Ana Mandara Resort, is right on the beach.


Po Nagar Cham Tower

This group of towers is located on top of a low marble mountain that was formerly surrounded by the sea. Construction of the towers began in the 8th  century and finished in 12th century. The towers are dedicated to Shiva, Genasha and Lady Po Nagar - the three Hindu Gods. Despite of time and environmental factors, four of the towers remain with traditional Cham's architecture and decoration. The four sided towers are built with bake bricks and have a pyramid-shaped apex. The exterior of towers is a masterpiece with chiseled carvings of fairy dancers and scenes of hunting, boat racing, pounding rice... The towers, they are not only famous for their architecture and sculpture, but also well known for their great significance in term of history, nationalism and archeology.


Hon Chong Promontory

Hon Chong is a small granite peninsula with massive rocks laying on top  one another. Jutting out into the turquoise waters of the sea, Hon Chong looks like a works of a giant putting together several massive rocks. Hon Chong is 3.5 km from central Nha Trang


Long Son Pagoda

Long Son is the biggest pagoda in Nha Trang where erected a giant statue Buddha seated on a lotus blossom. From here, visitors may have a vision from all over the city.


Oceanicgraphy Institution

Founded in 1923, Nha Trang Oceanicgraphy Institution is one of the first centers of scientific research in Vietnam. There is an aquarium and specimen room which are home to a variety of colouful live specimens of local marine life. Visitors can also see the Marine Animal Museum with more than 8,000 sea and fresh-water specimens preserved.

 

 

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