Alexandre Yersin Museum
Alexandre Yersin, the French medical pioneer, is well remembered in Vietnam, where he was affectionately called Ông Năm. Surprisingly and as a sign of the deep respect the Vietnamese have for him, following the country's independence, streets named in his honour kept their designation, and his tomb in Suoi Dau was graced by a pagoda where rites are performed. His house in Nha Trang is now the Yersin Museum.
At the museum visitors can get an idea of the work of Yersin. He founded Dalat, discovered a vital plague-causing bacterium, and researched agricultural methods and meteorological forecasting, all to the great benefit of the Vietnamese. Yersin arrived in Nha Trang in 1891 and dedicated the rest of his life to scientific discovery from his laboratory here, until his passing away in 1943. He founded the institute in 1895. On display are his desk, a rich library and his scientific instruments.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 08:00-11:00 and 14:00-16:30
- Address: Pasteur Institute 10 Tran Phu Street.
- Tel: (058) 822-355
Ba Ho Waterfalls
Ba Ho Waterfalls is one of Nha Trang’s must-visit attractions, comprised of three natural waterfalls that ends with a clear lake surrounded by a dense rainforest. Situated about 20 kilometres north of Nha Trang, the waterfalls are a favourite spot for hiking, swimming, picnics, and fishing. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 18:00
- Address: Ninh Ich, Ninh Hoa district, Nha Trang
Con Se Tre Tourist Village
Con Se Tre Tourist Village, is known for its brick-and-bamboo structures and natural surroundings. A stark contrast to Vinpearl’s modern developments, this quaint village features lodgings, restaurants, furniture, and bridges that are made out of bamboo. There are also several rocks near the entrance which are painted with cartoonish faces. Thanks to its clear waters and calm waves, popular activities here include swimming, fishing, kayaking, and snorkelling.
- Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 21:00
- Location: 2km northwest of Vinpearl Amusement Park, Hon Tre Island
As Vietnamese food is beginning to be appreciated worldwide, a cooking class is a good introduction to this wonderful cuisine. A half-day class usually begins with a trip to the local market to select fresh herbs, spice and meats. Back in the kitchen, you will be taught how to handle a wok and the correct way to chop, slice or grind.
Lantern, 72 Nguyen Thien Thuat
Sheraton Hotel, 28 Tran Phu, Tel: +84 58 388 2222
Dam Bay is home to a colourful reef system, attracting diving enthusiasts looking to spot rare marine life. Located on the southern end of Hon Tre Island, it’s home to some of the cleanest beaches in Vietnam, but there’s a fishing village with restaurants, sun lounges, and rental shops. Snorkelling and kayaking are highly popular in Dam Bay as its waters are very clear and calm.
- Location: 20km southeast of Vinpearl Amusement Park, Hon Tre Island
Hon Khoi Salt Fields
The Hon Khoi Salt Fields is one of the most unique tourist destinations in Nha Trang, where mounds of natural salt are manually harvested from shallow fields along Doc Let Beach. Salt production is a thriving industry in Nha Trang due to Vietnam's extensive coastline, generating about 737,000 tonnes every year.
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- Opening Hours: Daily 04:00 – 09:00
- Location: Northern Nha Trang
Hon Tre Island
Hon Tre Island, just off the coast of Nha Trang, is best known for housing Vinpearl Amusement Park. You will find a massive aquarium, amphitheatre, shopping mall, and a variety of rides to enjoy on the island. Another draw is Bai Tru Beach, located adjacent to the park. There’s an entrance fee of VND 1,100,000 which Read More...
Long Son Pagoda
The main attraction at this pagoda is the huge white Buddha on the hillside behind the main compound; the 24m-high statue is an important symbol of Nha Trang.
Around the base of the Buddha are portraits of monks who set fire to themselves to protest against the corrupt Diem regime; each monk's portrait, carved in relief Read More...
- Location: At the end of Xom Bong Bridge, two kilometres out of town.
Long Thanh Photo Studio
Long Thanh is a local photographer with a permanent exhibition gallery open to the public. This is a popular visiting spot for people who appreciate life as seen through a lens. To date, Long Thanh has exhibited at more than 57 different photographic exhibitions around the world including Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. Long Thanh's photographic repertoire is as wide-ranging as it is unique. His landscapes are often moody, contrasting the natural beauty of Vietnam with the continuing struggle in many people's daily lives. Well worth checking out.
- Location: 126 Hoang Van Thu St.
National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam offers interesting exhibits of local marine life, including over 20,000 live and preserved marine specimens. Open to public since 1922, the institute also sponsors ongoing research and community projects, such as captive breeding programmes, preservation and regeneration of local coral reefs.
The collection of this museum is so extensive that Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 18:00
- Address: 1 Cau da, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
- Tel: +8458 359 0036
Nha Trang Beaches
Nha Trang beaches are spread out around the beach resort city, offering a myriad of sightseeing and recreational activities for visitors looking to soak up the sun during their holiday. Often called the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang boasts a six-kilometre stretch of beautiful coastline with a wide array of dining and accommodation Read More...
Na Thrang Cathedral
Na Thrang Cathedral (locally known as the stone church or Nui Church) is the largest church in the city. Set atop a hill that overlooks Nha Trang Train Station, it was constructed in provincial French Gothic style by Priest Louis Vallet during the early 19th century. Na Thrang Cathedral serves the local Catholic community, with Mass Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday from 05:00 to 17:00, Sunday 04:30 - 20:00
- Address: Nguyen Trai, Phuoc Tan, Nha Trang
Nha Trang Water Puppet Theatre
The Nha Trang Water Puppet Theatre is a vibrant live performance which showcases the daily life of farmers, traditional dances, and mythical legends of Vietnam. This folk practice dates back to the 11th century, when flooded rice fields in Red River Delta led to villagers using handmade puppets for entertainment. It was also performed for the Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 – 20:45
- Address: 46 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang
- Tel: +84 58 352 7828
Po Nagar Cham Towers in Nha Trang
Po Nagar Cham temple complex was built between 8th and 11th centuries by the Cham people who once ruled the central plain of Vietnam. The Cham people, who were Hindu in origin, had their own Sanskrit-based script. They are renowned for their skills in sculpture and architecture and left behind a legacy of artifacts and temple Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:30 – 17:00 daily
- Location: 2 Thang 4, end of Som Bong Bridge
Suoi Do Pagoda
Suoi Do Pagoda is a 50-year-old Buddhist temple in Nha Trang that was built in honour of Quan Am, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. Set atop a mountain in Suoi Hiep Commune, the structure is an interesting landmark thanks to its serene atmosphere and significant history of Buddhism in the coastal town.
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- Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 18:00
- Address: Suoi Hiep Commune, Dien Khanh District, Nha Trang
Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre
Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre is a great place to relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploring Nha Trang. Great for a temporary retreat away from the bustling city, the hot springs centre is set against a mountain backdrop with plenty of greenery and flowers. It is also fitted with private and shared mud-baths, herbal-bath, Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 19:00
- Address: 15 Ngoc Son Street, Ngoc Hiep, Nha Trang
- Tel: +8458 383 5345
Bai Tru Beach is adjacent to the massive Vinpearl Amusement Park. Entrance to the beach is free if you bought tickets to the amusement park. Otherwise, you have to pay fee of VND 1,100,000, which includes return speedboat transfers and buffet lunch, as well as access to the beach and swimming pool. A short walk away is the foot of Hon Tre Island, where you can visit a small fishing village. There are several family-run restaurants within the village, where you can enjoy inexpensive local specialities and fresh seafood.
Vinpearl Amusement Park in Nha Trang
Vinpearl Amusement Park, situated on an island across the bay from Nha Trang Beach, is a large-scale theme park featuring water slides and games, a large aquarium, a wave pool, and a variety of rides. The Park is reached by cable car that connects Nha Trang City to this island resort. The 3,320-metre long ride offers dazzling Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:00 Monday – Thursday, 08:00 – 22:00 Friday to Sunday
- Address: Vinpearl Resort Island, Nha Trang Bay
- Tel: +84 58 3 598 188