Top 5 things to do in Nha Trang
The weekend is one day away so if you are heading to Nha Trang, we have listed 5 things to do in Nha Trang. Nha Trang is known for it’s beaches and scuba diving sites and is a popular destination for both local and international tourists. While high rise hotels span the length of the main beach, the city still retains some of it’s local charm and if you are willing to head out of town, there are a few unspoilt beaches to be visit.
While we’ve written in length about Nha Trang in our Discover Vietnam post, we’ve listed our top 5 things to do at the beach destination.
1. Take a cable car to Hon Tre
Take the 3,320 metre gondola cable car to Hon Tre which is home to Vinpearl Land. This entertainment centre includes a water park, bumper cars along with an expansive food court and is enough entertainment for the whole day!
Local insight: The cable car is the longest over the sea cable car in the world.
2. Take a mud bath
There are a few spas dotted around town that offer relaxing spa treatments but for the ultimate in relaxation, head to Thap Ba Hot Springs for a hot mineral-mud bath.
Local insight: They are a bit out of town so make sure you take a taxi there.
3. Get your PADI
The scuba diving is world-class and there are many different schools to choose from in the city. Just make sure you use a PADI certified school.
Local insight: Rainbow Divers has been running for over 17 years and is the recommended choice in town.
4. Go diving
There are over 350 different species of coral and other marine life in the ocean off Nha Trang. So when you get your PADI, rent a boat and go diving!
Local insight: Hon Mieu island’s clear water makes it a favourite for snorkellers and scuba divers alike.
5. See the sleeping Buddha
Located in Long Son Pagoda, this 80 metre long sleeping Buddha is one of the largest in the world. Inscriptions of the teachings of the lord Buddha dots the walls of the pagoda.
Local insight: Make sure to take the 150 step staircase to the top. Stunning views of Nha Trang are your reward.
Have a great weekend and enjoy our 5 things to do in Nha Trang!