Nha Trang beach city is well known for its pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving and is fast becoming a popular destination for international tourists.
Nha Trang beach city has a metropolitan area of 251 km² and population of about 500,000 (as of 2007). It borders Ninh Hòa town by the north, Cam Ranh city by the south, Diên Khánh town by the west and the South China Sea to the east. The city is located on the beautiful Nha Trang Bay, which was chosen by Travel and Leisure in two succeeding years as one of 29 most beautiful bays in the world. Nha Trang is surrounded on all three sides by mountains and a large island on the fourth side (in the ocean directly in front of the city’s main area), blocking major storms from potentially damaging the city.
Nha Trang is one of the most important tourist hubs of Vietnam, thanks to its beautiful beaches with fine and clean sand and the clear ocean water with mild temperatures all year round. There are several resorts—such as Nha Trang Vinpearl Land Resort, Diamond Bay and Ana Mandara—and amusement and water parks, both in the city and on islands off the coast. The possibly most beautiful street of Nha Trang is Tran Phu Street along the seaside, sometimes referred to as the Pacific Coast Highway of Vietnam.
Things to do
As mentioned earlier, Nha Trang scenic nature is blessed with more than 70 islands, some of which are truly gateway to heaven with their unspoiled idyllic charm. Therefore, taking an island-hopping boat cruise should be a priority on the list. Many of the package tours have trip to the most famous island such as Hon Tre, Hon Mieu and Hon Lao, which surely deserve your visit.
Diving & Snorkeling
Nha Trang is the premier water sport locale of Vietnam, especially for diving. This is owing to the sea water’s visibility up to 30m depending on the weather and the season.
There are a wide range of dive shops and dive sites within the area to choose from. Many of the dive operators offer diving lessons suitable for all level of experience as well.The lack of ship wrecks to visit is made up for the superb underwater caves to explore and the colorful variety of soft and hard corals as well as the pretty shoal of tiny reef fish.
Right on the beachfront sits the Phu Dong water park. But the most fanciful amusement park status sure belongs to Vinpearl Land – NhaTrang’s response to Disneyland. It is, to be exact, an entertainment complex including amusement park, restaurants and resorts but is most well-known for its amusement park. It offers adrenalin raising rides, world-class water park, world’s longest over-the-sea cable car and biggest wave pool in Southeast Asia. Most hotels provide services to buy Vinpearl Land tickets but you can also buy the tickets yourself.
Hot air balloon ride
Hot air balloon ride used to be operated on Hon Tam island but was later moved to a new centernear Pham Van Dong Street. The hot air balloon rides are considered safe with standard protective net and handrails so you can perfectly rest you mind to enjoy the terrific panoramic view of the city and marvelous blue bay from height of 150 metres.
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