You’ll fall in love with Nha Trang, Vietnam

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Nha Trang – the paradise of sea and city, located in South-central of Vietnam. Nha Trang gets more and more popular with international tourists. It’s hard not to fall in love with Nha Trang. Here are the reasons why you surely will.

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Sandy, palm-lined beaches

Swimming in the shimmering waters of the sea and enjoy the lush offshore island dotting the horizon. Who doesn’t love such a picturesque white sand beach?  After Tran Phu Beach – the largest and most popular of Nha Trang’s beaches, head for the beaches near Hon Chong Promontory for more of a local flavor or take a day trip to nearby Bai Dai Beach for an even more off-the-beaten-path experience.

Sunshine in Nha Trang

They say that it’s (almost) always sunny in Nha Trang because Nha Trang is in tropical savannah climate which means the sun’s almost always shining, except for a few wet months between September and December when monsoon season comes. With the temperatures is always around 23 degrees Celcius and almost no wind, thanks to the mountains and islands that shelter Nha Trang Bay, Nha Trang is looking more and more like a beach-lover’s dream destination.

Nha Trang via anhdep HD.com

Nha Trang Central Tourist Spot

Bai Dai (Long Beach) in Vietnam is a beach 30km south of Nha Trang and favored by locals.

Vinpearl Nha Trang: Vinpearl or Hon Ngoc Viet Resort (former name until December 2006) is a luxury resort of Nha Trang located on the island of Hon Tre. Vin Pearl is built on Hon Tre Island, in the Nha Trang Bay – one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Not only the blue sea, white sand, sunshine and cool weather all year round, the ideal terrain of the island is separate, Vinpearl is the combination of tourism, fun, top class resort in Vietnam.

Trendy, cosmopolitan vibes

Unlike other “paradise of the sea” in Mui Ne and Phu Quoc, Nha Trang is uniquely cosmopolitan. You will find that Nha Trang is a fast-growing city with soaring high-rises, trendy restaurants, and chic boutiques fill the well-groomed beachside promenade on Tran Phu Street, while the vibrant nightlife scene picks up at sundown. Your options to dine and do are as endless as in any bustling city, with the added luxury of white sand beaches nearby. Nha Trang is dramatically turning into a globalization city, a perfect combination of an urban and acoastal city.

The Nha Trang nightlife will not disappoint you

When it comes to nightlife, you will never get disappointed with this coastal city. From rooftop lounges to nightclubs and beachfront dance floors, there are plenty of reasons to stay out late in Nha Trang. If lucky enough, you may be in town during the Full Moon Festival, if so, head to the waterfront Sailing Club for an electro house-infused full moon party. For a late night bite, visit Phu Dong Park for a full-fledged night food market.

Mud baths

Mud bath perhaps is a quintessential experience of a visit to Nha Trang. Mud baths and spas are available in every corner. The experience can be quite strange for the first time mud bather but the results are well worth a try. Your skin will be softer thanks to the heated mineral pools awaiting you on the other side. There’s a good chance you’ll wonder why you’ve never tried mud bathing before.

The snorkeling and scuba diving is crazy exciting

The 12,000-hectare Hon Mun Marine Protected Area also happens to be one of the best places in Vietnam to learn how to dive. Surrounded by coral reef and a protected marine area, Nha Trang is the incredible dive sites also paradise on earth for diving lovers. Thinking of getting a PADI certification? The more experienced divers often ask about Hon Muc a small islet near Hon Rom. There you can find caves and swim-through tunnels to explore.

The seafood is as fresh as it gets

Seafood or in Vietnamese Hai San. Nha Trang has the best seafood in Vietnam and luckily it is available here. It is always fresh as they get it right from the fishing boats. In Nha Trang you will enjoy such delicacies like giant prawns, pan-fried squid, grilled red snapper, seafood hot pots, and crab dishes. Just remember to add the fish sauce, a staple with any dish for Nha Trang locals.

Nha Trang nightlife via The Rooftop Lounge Nightlife

Culinary art

1. Grilled fermented pork roll- Nem Nuong:

When it comes to Nha Trang cuisines, it definitely cannot miss out grilled fermented pork roll, also known as Ninh Hoa’s or Nha Trang’s fermented pork roll. You should eat fermented pork roll fresh (nem chua”) or grilled (“nem nuong”). However, most of the tourists will choose “nem nuong” to enjoy in Nha Trang, and buy “nem chua” as the souvenir gifts. Grilled directly with the fire of coal, fermented pork roll is often served with raw herbs and dipped in sauce with pickled green papaya.

2. Grilled Beef:

The secret of making perfect grilled beef is in the recipe of mixing beef with honey and mixture of more than ten kinds of spices. The recipe is passed from generation to generation, and only known members of the owner’s family know it. Customers are free to grill the beef and enjoy the dish in their own way. Lac Canh’s grilled beef is one of the most popular names among tourists that has appeared in many famous international travel guide magazines

3. Rice vermicelli with grilled fish and jellyfish- Bun cha ca:

“Bun cha ca” is a kind of broth, which is made from boiled sailfish, mackerel’s bones, and rice vermielli. Among the ingredients,  mackerel’s bones determine the taste of this specialty. Different from the fatty boiled pork bones’ broth; “bun cha ca” is more sweet and savory, especially favored by people who are going on a diet. A bowl of Nha Trang’s “bun cha ca” also contained jellyfish and steamed sailfish.

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