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Hon Chong Beach

Hon Chong Beach, Nha Trang: The narrow granite promontory of Hon Chong offers fine views of the mountainous coastline north of Nha Trang and the nearby islands. The beach here has a more local flavor than Nha Trang Beach (but the accompanying refuse is unpleasant). Still, it's fun to watch the local kids do Acapulco-style swan dives into the ocean.

There are a reconstructed traditional run residence and a great cafe. A taxi here from the city center is around 30,000d.About 300m south of Hon Chong (towards Nha Trang) and a few dozen meters from the beach is tiny Hon Do (Red Island), which has a Buddhist temple on top. To the northeast is Hon Rua (Tortoise Island), which really does resemble a tortoise. The two islands of Hon Yen (Bird’s-Nest Island) are off in the distance to the east.

A well-known spot of scenic beauty, the Rock Hon Chong is not only attractive to visitors to Nha Trang but also no less allure to the local inhabitants, children as well as grownups who have made frequent visits to this place. In the vernacular, it means the "Husband Rock", the name given to one of the two rocks, the couple, the other one is the wife.


City Beach, Nha Trang

City Beach, Nha Trang: Loud and proud (say it!), the high-rise, the high-energy beach resort of Nha Trang enjoys a stunning setting: ringed by a necklace of hills, with a sweeping crescent beach, the city's turquoise bay is dotted with tropical islands. The shoreline has been given a huge makeover in recent years, with parks and sculpture gardens spread along the impressive promenade, while the streets inland reveal some quirky boutiques and a cosmopolitan array of dining options. As the restaurants wind down, the nightlife cranks up – Nha Trang is a party town at heart like any self-respecting resort should be. Forget the cafes of the capital; people play late in this town. If cocktails and shooters aren’t your flavors, there are some more sedate activities on offer. Try an old-school spa treatment with a visit to a mud bath or explore centuries-old Cham towers still standing in the center of town. This part of the country has its very own microclimate and the rains tend to come from October until December, a time best avoided if you are into lazing on the beach or diving in the tropical waters.


Po Nagar

If you have a fetish for architecture and carvings then Po Nagar is another best place which is a must visit for you in Vietnam. Regularly known as Thap Ba, the Po Nagar Cham Towers are a complex of sanctuaries raised around before 781 A.D.This confused site had a place with the medieval territory of Khauthara, a little nation close present day Nha Trang. In the event that you are fascinating ever, you can be flabbergasted to discover many old relics showed inside the complex.

Highlights: Another intriguing thing about this place is that every one of the sanctuaries confront east, as did the first access to the mind boggling, which is to the perfectly fine climb the hillock. In hundreds of years past, admirers went through the pillared contemplation lobby, 10 mainstays of which can at present be seen, before continuing up the lofty staircase to the towers.

Location: Hai Tháng Tư, Vĩnh Phước, Tp. Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa 650000, Vietnam

Price: The entry is free of cost.

Pagoda Long Son

If you have a fetish for exploring the striking pagodas while you are visiting Vietnam, then this is another place which is a must visit for you. Also known as the Chua Long Son,Pagoda Long Son is arranged on the foothill of Trai Thuy Mountain in the city of Nha Trang. The temple is well known for its substantial white Buddha picture, which sits on the mountain peak and can be seen from anyplace nearby. This temple was built in the year 1886 in the style of Taoist engineering, Long Son Pagoda has been home to some high-positioning Buddhist friars and the Vietnam Buddhist Studies Foundation was established here in 1936.

Highlights: As you enter the temple you can see the passageway and rooftops are brightened with dragon mosaics which are worked from glass and fired tiles. The fundamental formal lobby is enhanced with current elucidations of traditional themes. The nasal hairs of the mythical beasts are wrapped around the columns on either side of the primary sacrificial table.

Location: Phật Học, Phương Sơn, Tp. Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa 650000, Vietnam

Price: The entry is free of cost.

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  • Q. Travel advice:

    • This is one of the swishiest resort-towns in Vietnam that has pristine beaches and backwaters. You can take a taxi from Ho Chi Minh airport to get to this resort-town. You can also take train or bus to reach this town.

    • Do not flaunt your wealth and stay warm and friendly when you visit this resort-town.

    • Do not bargain rudely or raise your voice in a bargain when you do street shopping. This is called losing a face in Vietnam.

    • Do not take pictures of anything related to military as it is considered a national security breach all over Vietnam.

    • Touching someone’s head is considered an insult in the Vietnamese culture. Avoid doing this when in Vietnam.

    • Take off your shoes when you are invited home or when you visit a religious place. Do not point your finger at anyone; it is considered a rude gesture.

    • Do not discuss politics or any controversial topic with the locals.

    • Vietnam has a distinct culture compared to western countries. It is fairly normal for people in Vietnam to ask you personal questions in the first meet. This is a gesture of friendliness and western tourists must not be offended by this.

    • Do not take pictures of locals without their permission.

    • Do not entertain beggars or accept any edible or drinks from strangers.

  • Q. Drinking laws

    There is no minimum age limit to drinking in Vietnam. You cannot drink in public or religious places.

  • Q. Our Recommendations: What You Can’t Afford To Miss?

    Outdoor activities, beach trips, and water sports

    This is a resort-town that has nearby islands that offer breathtaking view. You can visit a beach called the Vietnam's Mediterranean Area that has a long stretch for walking trails. You can visit the Ninh Hoa village beach, the Binh Tien beach, Doc Let beach for beach cooking, Cam Ranh beach for scenic view, Bai Dai (Long Beach) for long walks, Dai Lanh Beach for its landscape view. The Hon Tre island near Nha Tang has water and amusement park for family entertainment. You can take bicycling tour near the Cai River, and also take rafting activity at this river. Visit the Yang Bay waterfalls that have small caves and wooden bridges. You can also take diving and snorkelling courses at centres present at most of the nearby islands. You can take turtle or the octopus diving at these centres.

    Cultural tours 
    Visit the Po Nagar Tower, Long Son Pagoda, Nha Trang Cathedral, and the Chong Promontory Rocks, Po Nagar Tower, Alexandre Yersin Museum, Vinpearl land for underwater world aquarium, Thanh Dien Khanh Fortress, Fairy Spring (“Suoi Tien”) waterfalls, and Thap Ba Hot Springs and Mud baths in this town.

    Spa, massage, and cooking classes

    Most of the oriental tours are incomplete without taking a massage and spa trip at these centres. Oils that are home to these areas are used that help relax your muscles after a daylong tour. Different techniques that focus on pressure points are used and keep you rejuvenated. Additionally, you can also take cooking classes if you enjoy venturing into the culinary delights. Vietnamese cuisine is exotic. You can learn the style of cooking, condiments, and spices used in this cooking. You can shop at these markets for handicrafts, local spices, fruits, and souvenirs.

    Nature photography and walks

    There are only a few water sports activities available on the nearby beach islands. Most of the beaches are ideal for a swim and going for walks. You can explore the nearby areas in the day time. There are not too many options for wildlife either. You can spot migratory birds when you take bicycling tours on the country side or visit the fishing villages.

  • Q. What you will like here?

    Beaches, sightseeing, and nature walk

    Though there are many bars and restaurants present in Nha Trang that play live music and provide drinks, this is not a town that is high on clubbing or night-life. You can visit this town for its scenic view and pristine waters of the beaches. A few beaches have clear turquoise clear water. For tranquil holidays with a few outdoor activities this town is an idyllic choice.

    Outdoor activities and cycling tours

    You can take a motor cycle ride to get around the town and nearby areas. You don’t need guided tours for taking bicycling rides. You can enjoy the scenic view and the historical monuments of this town. Get a taste of Buddhist culture by visit the pagodas, which are sacred to the locals of this town.

    Cooking and spa

    Tourists who want to explore their culinary tastes can take cooking classes and learn to cook the typical Vietnamese platter. You can learn to make snacks and lunch in this course. A visit to a spa or a massage centre is not to be missed when in this resort town. It is a good way to unwind your day tours if you are not up to some drinks or beer.

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