Khanh Hoa is one of the provinces with the beautiful coastline of Vietnam. The coastline extends from Dai Lanh commune to the end of Cam Ranh bay, with a length of 385 km along the shore with many canals, lagoons and bays, along with about 200 large and small islands along the coast. Khanh Hoa has six lagoons and large bays, they are Dai Lanh, Van Phong, Hon Khoi, Nha Phu lagoon, Nha Trang bay (Cu Huan) and Cam Ranh bay. Among them is the most prominent Cam Ranh bay with a length of 16 km, a width of 32 km, connecting with the sea through a sea-mouth of 1.6 km wide, a depth of 18–20 m, and it is considered to be Southeast Asia's best natural seaport. It was formerly used as a military base for the United States and the Soviet Union (later Russia) but was later converted into civil port.
Khanh Hoa has a mild climate, an average temperature of 26⁰C, with more than 300 days a year, sunny all year round, and many other cultural and historical sites. With these advantages, Khanh Hoa has become one of the major tourist centers of Vietnam.
VietCam Holidays is happy to recommend the most interesting places to visit as well as the most delicious dishes to enjoy in the province.
Nha Trang Beach
Nha Trang Beach is one of the famous beaches that you will choose to visit when coming to Nha Trang. The beach has a length of 7km, opening up a vast natural landscape, so you can experience it. You can immerse yourself in the blue water, sink yourself in the fine sand, walk along the beach, lie on the sand to hear the waves of the shore. You can have moments watching the sunrise and the beautiful sunset. There are many interesting entertainment activities right at the beach are waiting for you to explore such as paragliding, windsurfing, canoeing, etc. Sunbathing, building sandcastles or playing beach volleyball will also help you have great relaxing moments.
Doc Let Beach
Doc Let is the shallowest beach among all the beautiful beaches in Nha Trang. This beach has very small and calm waves, so it is quite safe for everyone to swim, including the elderly and children. Therefore, this is also a beach that may families choose to have fun, relax and swim. With 2.5km stretched by rows of luscious green, fine white sandy beaches, clear blue sea, far away there are many surrounding islands creating a very unique place. It is difficult to forget the specialties of the seafood such as squids, shrimps, snails, crabs, etc., which are still fresh and processed on the spot for you to enjoy. It is So fabulous in front of such a beautiful scenery.
Bai Tru Nhatrang
Bai Tru is located on Hon Tre Island in Vinh Nguyen Ward, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province. Bai Tru is known as one of the ideal, clean and beautiful beaches of Nha Trang. Although Bai Tru is located on an island, it does not have much tough waves because it is facing to the mainland. In addition to taking a bath in the extremely clear blue sea, walking along the shore picking shells, you can rest under the canopy shady trees because surrounding beaches with many mountains. It is ideally place to relax, leave behind the hustle and bustle of life.
Bai Dai Nha Trang
The beach in Nha Trang is a symbol of pristine because there are still many pristine beaches and have not been influenced by human. Therefore, your visit to Nha Trang will certainly not be complete if you do not set foot on Bai Dai Beach in Nha Trang. At the daytime you will see two skies because the water is like a glass plate, reflecting, hugging the sky high above into the sea. Bai Dai is also a place with full of beach services such as canoeing, parachuting or restaurants serving all kinds of famous seafood dishes of Nha Trang.
Hon Tam Beach Nha Trang
Hon Tam is located in Nha Trang Bay, 7 km southeast of Nha Trang city, which is more than 100 hectares and is also ranked by the prestigious travel magazines every year as one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world. Hon Tam is famous for being blessed with pristine beauty which the surrounding area is clear during the four seasons of sunshine and nice breeze. It is calm, with blue sea water and smooth white sand beach with a coastline of more than 1 km. This is an ecotourism site as well as a popular vacation destination for domestic and international tourists to Nha Trang.
Hon Tam is also a place that you must definitely visit when coming to Nha Trang. There are a lot of extremely interesting entertainment activities here like beach volleyball, flyboard, underwater walks, water bikes, banana boats, parasailing, diving to watch beautiful coral reefs.
Dai Lanh Beach
About 80km north of Nha Trang is Dai Lanh beach, immense sea, blue, sparkling sunlight. Dai Lanh beach has great smooth shore and clear blue water. Around the coast, rows of blue casuarina run long which give the beach full of gentle blue view.
This place is suitable for all types of activities: picnic, sports, teambuilding, relaxation, entertainment, kayaking, water motoring, river rafting, fishing ... or taking a boat to explore the islands Van Phong Bay, Vung Ro, Lighthouse, Hon Nua.
In 1836, Emperor Minh Mang ordered to sculpture Dai Lanh landscape into one of nine Urns which decorated in front of The Mieu yard of the imperial land.
Ninh Van Bay
Ninh Van Bay is a "hidden place" to leave the noisy town about 60km from Nha Trang city, located in Ninh Van commune, Ninh Hoa town, Khanh Hoa province. This place is considered an ideal "retreat" place for those who want to escape from the noisy city to find a peaceful, deep place in their soul, to be calm and immersed in the nature and sky with the most complete way. It will take you about 20 minutes to go by speedboat to the island. When you arrive, everything you see before you will make you just "wow" "ah" surprised and stunned by the peace and beauty in the wonderful tranquility of this place.
This is an island called the most poetic island in Nha Trang. The island conquers any heart of tourists who come here because of endless white sand, green beach with wild swallows’ birdnests on the cliffs.
Hon Mun Island has the clear blue water, immense, rich and colorful coral reefs. With such an abundance of ecosystems, Hon Mun Island has been recognized by the World Wildlife Fund as the most marine biodiversity area in Vietnam.
Hon Mun Island has many interesting services on the sea such as: Floating bar on the sea, scuba diving to see corals or exploring Hon Mun by glass bottom boat.
Binh Ba Island
Binh Ba Khanh Hoa Island, a familiar island with the funny name of "lobster island" with a pristine but rich landscape. The island is being invested to develop into a tourist destination to attract tourists to visit and explore with excitement from the first steps on the island.
The first impression when you come here is a pristine island with many beautiful beaches, blue water, white sand. Because the tourism industry has not been developed much, the pristine nature of the island makes visitors feel peaceful and relaxed. It is very suitable for relaxing activities after long days of tired work.
The most beautiful are the moments of magical sunrise or sunset at the three most famous beaches of Binh Ba Island: Bai Nom, Bai Nha Cu and Bai Chuong. You are free to choose or experience all three wonderful beaches.
Monkey Island ( Hon Lao)
Monkey Island is a small island located in Nha Phu Bay, near the beautiful Ninh Van Bay, and just 15km north of Nha Trang city center. The trip will be more interesting than usual because sitting on the cruise, you can enjoy watching the vast blue ocean with magnificent sea breeze and peaceful golden sunshine.
The reason for this island is called "Monkey Island" because it is the habitat of more than 1200 monkeys including many different species such as red-faced monkey or gray-haired monkey. The monkeys are nurtured and cared for with the purpose of preserving and serving the tourist. Monkeys here are raised naturally in primeval forests rather than kept in cramped sheds. The island has an area of 25ha and also owns many beautiful scenes as well as interesting entertainment activities that you can hardly ignore if you come here.
Diep Son Island
Located in beautiful Ninh Van Bay, Diep Son Island stands out as a unique impression of Nha Trang. The pristine island still preserves the original Diep Son mountain range, so the island is also called Diep Son. There is a bunch of 3 small islands: Hon Bip, Hon Giua and Hon Duoc are connected by unique sand paths longer than 800m but less than 1m wide. This path has created the unique attraction of this interesting Nha Trang tourist destination.
Binh Hung Island
Binh Hung Island is a small island in Cam Binh commune, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa. The island is also known as Ty or Hon Chut. You will see fine white sand, blue sea. The coast of Binh Hung is gentle, only 10m away from the coast, you will see coral under the clear blue water.
Hidden at the foot of the pass on the coast of Vinh Hy - Binh Tien, the beautiful island appears with a very special fresh water stream, the clear blue water overlooking the beautiful coral reefs below. The beach is gentle with many rocks, vivid colors, there are rocks covered with beautiful green moss too. You will enjoy the freshest seafood that has just been caught from the sea, in addition to the famous lobster dish because this place is also famous for lobster farming.
Binh Lap Island
Located between the waters of Tu Binh - Cam Ranh, but Binh Lap Island is still a relatively new tourist destination due to its location almost isolated from the outside. Traveling to Binh Lap Island will be an unforgettable experience for you in the middle of a wonderful paradise.
To come to Binh Lap Island, you will pass the beautiful coastal road, passing Thi Nai lagoon, King lagoon and through Nui Chua national park and bay Vinh Hy. Going through the roads, admiring the breathtaking views of one of the most beautiful coastal roads in Vietnam, you will be amazed at the beauty of the country.
Oceanographic Institute Nhatrang
The Oceanographic Institute of Nha Trang is a place to study the life of marine plants and animals in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province. This institute was established in 1923 at the address at 1 Cau Da, about 6km southeast of Nha Trang city center.
This institue has more than 20,000 specimens belonging to 4,000 types of marine creatures kept, collected and nurtured for many years. In particular, this is also a place to display a giant whale skeleton with a length of nearly 26m, 3m high with 48 vertebrae that have been fully restored. You come here to visit the laboratory, to see strange creatures and learn more about the life of marine creatures.
Ponagar Cham Tower
Nha Trang is not only attractive with beautiful beaches, but also impressed by the unique and beautiful architectures. Ponagar Tower is one of the largest Cham architectural cultural complexes in central Vietnam.
Located on a hill 50m high above sea level, Ponagar Tower is surrounded by greenery, as a striking work in the midst of the green nature.
The overall architecture of Ponagar tower consists of 3 floors: the lower floor is an ancient tower that is no longer available. In the middle floor is a guest house called Mandapa, for guests who can rest after the pilgrimage, consisting of 4 octagonal columns creating an extremely strange overall architecture.
The top floor is the location of the towers. The special feature in the structure of the towers is that the bricks are very tightly arranged and almost do not see the adhesion between the bricks. The tower has 4 floors, each floor has doors. Inside is a marble statue of a goddess sitting on a lotus throne giving off an imposing and majestic appearance.
Stone Church Nhatrang
Nha Trang Stone Church is a famous landmark of the city, which has more historical and cultural values than a conventional religious church. The Stone Church has witnessed many changes over time of this city, and now, it is also a beautiful landscape, contributing to the attraction of the dreamy coastal city.
As its own name, Nha Trang Stone Church is built entirely from stereoscopic stones in the typical cubic architecture of the West. In addition to the familiar name, Stone Church is also known by many other names such as Mountain Church, due to being built on Bong Mountain, or Nha Trang Church, Nga Sau Church ... But the most official name of this church is the Cathedral of Christ the King because it is an orthodox Catholic church.
Long Son Pagoda
Located at the foot of Trai Thuy Mountain, Phuong Son Ward, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, is a majestic pagoda over 100 years old. Long Son pagoda is a place of pilgrimage for many Buddhists and a place to find peace in the soul of many people. Long Son Pagoda has undergone many renovations but still retains the ancient and solemn features inherent. Currently, this is the most famous pagoda in Khanh Hoa and is known by many tourists when it comes to Nha Trang.
Looking down from the pagoda, you can admire the panoramic view of the beautiful city of Nha Trang. Coming to Long Son is the journey to find a peaceful place in everyone's soul.
Binh Ba Lobsters
there are 3 famous types of lobster, which are red lobster, green lobster and star lobster. These species grow fast and have high export value, bringing the main source of income for people here. For those who love food, lobster's blood mixing with wine creates a very special and attractive flavor. The reason why lobster here is better than other places because it is raised in the natural environment and is eaten with "nutritious food". Here blood clams are the favorite food for lobster and it seems that the famous "Binh Ba Lobster" from there.
To enjoy this special dish, you can ask the islanders to cook on the raft house or more interestingly enjoy it right at Bai Nom with different dishes made from lobsters such as grilled lobster with cheese, steamed lobster, lobster porridge ...
Dried Venison Dien Khanh( Thit Nai Kho)
Dien Khanh dried venison dish will surely satisfy those who love forest specialties. In the past, the town of Dien Khanh, including the mountainous district of Khanh Vinh, was home to the largest number of deer in the province.
Deer are raised on farms following standard procedures. Therefore, venison is soft compared to other meats, less tendon, ivory white fat. In addition to the five flavors of lemongrass, ginger, garlic, chili, salt, venison are marinated with a special flavor. Marinated meat for 3 hours to allow the meat absorbing spices evenly. Hanging the meat on the stove to allow smoke to enter each fiber until it is dried hard. Dien Khanh's dried venison looks so simple but give an unforgettable taste.
Jellyfish Noodle Soup( Bun Sua)
It can be said that jellyfish noodle dish is a specialty of Nha Trang, which you can find at any time of the day. Jellyfish noodle dish appears in every corner of the city, on the beach.
To prepare delicious food in Nha Trang, the ingredients are rich in seafood, so the food is very limited using spices that are available in the salinity and sweetness of the seafood. The jellyfish noodle soup is also clear broth from fish, fat free and it has a sweet taste, suitable for hot weather. But to have more delicious jellyfish noodles, you need to add on a little spicy chili, fish sauce, to have the right noodle bowl with delicious taste.
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