There is a reason Travel and Leisure magazine voted Nha Trang Bay one of the thirty most beautiful bays in the world twice in a row. The wide, sugar sand beach invites sun worshippers to be mesmerized by cobalt sea and sky views, play water and beach sports, and enjoy the convenience of hawkers selling everything from iced drinks to paperback novels. But there are also other ways to see this magnificent bay: how about a day cruise to the bay’s four islets? There, enjoy scuba diving among giant black rocks partially submerged in clear blue waters. Feel the enchantment of this unique place as you observe the bay’s bright coral and dazzling tropical fish. Or rent a traditional wooden boat and go drifting romantically along a colorful pebble beach. Speedboat rides, parachute drops, and even hot air balloon rides give visitors the chance to see lovely and legendary Nha Trang Bay from every aspect.
Those who love natural beauty, marvelous ancient architecture, and plenty of sightseeing opportunities will find delight in Nha Trang, a city that revels in its endless items of fascination. For instance, enter the Tri Nguyen Aquarium, designed to look like an 18th Century battleship, through the mouth of a giant fish. Then, for a more authentic Vietnamese experience, visit the ancient Long Son Pagoda and meet the monks who protect it. Continue to Hai Duc Pagoda, where a giant seated Buddha, flanked by dragons, was build to greet all who enter the city of Nha Trang. Finally, don’t miss the ancient Po Nagar Cham Towers, built before 781 A.D. and dedicated to the goddess Thiên Y Thánh Mâu.
No visit to Nha Trang will be complete without a visit to Yang Bay waterfall. Nestled within a dense, verdant forest that remains cool no matter the weather outside, the grandeur of this natural water feature is immense. Surrounded by a flower park and resplendent lake, this waterfall is truly an unforgettable sight. Boat around the sparkling lake with your loved one and visit each of the major and minor falls that feed it. Enjoy the flitting of butterflies and the trickling of small streams throughout this fairy tale region. Other tours will take you to monkey islands, orchid sanctuaries, and extraordinary coral reefs. So what are you waiting for? Nha Trang awaits adventurers and lovers alike.