Main Attractions to See in Nha Trang

Main Attractions to See in Nha Trang


Main attractions to see in Nha Trang – awe-inspiring destinations that every traveler must not miss out on! Make sure not to skip any during your visit.

A coastal city found in the southern part of Vietnam, Nha Trang, like most places in the country is an epitome of beauty.

Each scenery is like a painting coming into life.

Vinpearl Land

One of the main attractions to see in Nha Trang is the country’s version of Disneyland. Vinpearl island features a combination of amusement park and water park.

These parks offer rides and thrills for all ages. On top of seeing cartoon characters seemingly coming into life and few wild animals too.

The whole complex is dominated by the water park featuring lazy rivers, adrenaline-filled slides, a water obstacle course, and a beach with sun loungers for guests.

The amusement park offers a massive arcade area, rides, Disney-like castles, a 3D movie theater, and live performances by dancers and acrobats.

Right next to the ocean you’ll also find the Vinpearl sky wheel, one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world at 120 meters.

A full circle of the wheel takes about 15 minutes and offers stunning views of the bay, especially at night.

Vinpearl Land in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Po Nagar Cham Towers

Built way back in the 7th century, the Po Nagar temple complex was dedicated to the worship of a number of deities, especially Lady Po Nagar, the Goddess who is believed to have created and nurtured the Earth.

The temple is a sight to see with its soft stone towers and columns – a beautiful blend of Cham (an ethnic minority in Vietnam) architecture and Hinduism influences.

Of the eight original sandstone towers that were once part of the complex, only four still stand, just as magnificent as ever.

The 28-meter-tall North Tower is not only the highest but also one of the most stunning—it has a terraced roof, a number of chiseled inscriptions around the doorway, and holds a 10-arm black statue of the goddess Uma inside.

The other towers are dedicated to Hindu deities Cri Cambhu, Shiva, and Ganesh.

Because the buildings here are still considered religious shrines, you’re expected to remove your shoes and dress respectfully (shoulders and legs covered) when visiting.

Po Nagar Cham Towers in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Hon Mun

The most ravishing of all the islands dotting the waters around Nha Trang – Hon Mun offers several things to offer.

The limestone cliffs, caves, and stunning black rocks cover the coastline, offering beautiful photo opportunities, as well as climbing and hiking.

A few walks on the beach will lead you to an ebony-black caves hiding in the rock.

Albeit everything on the Hon Mun island is just stunning, its most notable characteristic lies beneath its waters.

The island’s coral reefs attract scuba divers and snorkelers from all over the world—they come here to discover the colorful biodiversity of fish, sea turtles, and crabs.

The water is just crystal clear around the island that even those who don’t want to jump into the water will get to enjoy the marine lifeboats with clear bottoms that allow a direct view deep into the ocean.

If you are up for a boat ride, it’s also possible to book island-hopping tours that will allow you to visit not only Hon Mun but also other nearby islands.

Hon Mun Nha Trang, Vietnam

Long Son Pagoda

One of the main attractions to see in Nha Trang (and make sure you don’t skip this one) is the Long Son pagoda.

Its most notable feature is the huge white Buddha statue lying on the hillside right behind the major compound.

The statue is 24 meters high, making it visible even when you’re on the ground. The protest of local monks against the Diem regime is also remembered through the portraits at the statue’s base.

Long Son pagoda is just 400m west of the train station and can easily be reached. The statue can be seen from all over the city and is recognized as one of the main landmarks.

At the base of the statue you will find some statues of Thich Quang Duc and six other monks who set fire to themselves in protest in 1963.

To pay tribute to the self-immolations of the monks, the statues are ringed with fire.

One of the reasons to come here, apart from the chance to see the statues, is to take in the views from the top of the platform.

Long Son Pagoda in  Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang Stone Cathedral

Nha Trang Cathedral is the largest church in the city. It sits atop a hill with a sweeping view of the Nha Trang Train Station.

It was constructed in provincial French Gothic style by Priest, Louis Vallet during the early 19th century.

The Nha Trang Stone Cathedral is the preferred location for wedding and landscape photography.

It is made entirely of stone and features beautiful stained glass windows, as well as a square clock tower that’s surmounted by a large crucifix.

There are also hints of Vietnamese influences to the structure, such as a pink backlight on the tabernacle, red neon light outlining the crucifix, blue neon on the arch, and a white neon-lit halo atop St. Mary’s statue.

Stone Cathedral in  Nha Trang, Vietnam

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