Po Nagar Cham Towers

Located in the north of Nha Trang, 2km away from the city Po Nagar towers majestically stands on Cu Lao Mountain north of Nha Trang as a sacred sanctuary of Brahmanism, were built between the 7th and 12th centuries on a site used for Hindu worship as early as the 2nd century AD. There were eight towers at Po Nagar, four of which remain. The biggest tower with its height of 23 meters is dedicated to Lady Po Nagar, believed to be an incarnation of the Goddess Uma, Shiva's consort. It was built in 817 by King Harivarman I , 43 years after the original temples were sacked and burned by Indonesian corsairs. At the site there is a mandapa (meditation hall) where worshipers must pray before proceeding to the kalan (sanctuary). Lady Po Nagar is still worshiped as a protector of the city and the Po Nagar Tower is deemed to mark a developed culture of Cham civilization.

 

Long Son Pagoda

This enormous 14-meter-high white Buddha, seated on a lotus blossom, lying atop the hill with a flight up of 152 steps , was built in 1963 in honor of those monks who elected self immolation rather than continue to live under the oppressive Diem regime. The white Buddha sits upon a hill close to the train station and is worthwhile going up for the view of Nha Trang and the coast. The large Buddhas base used to be a library until it was closed after the Tet Offensive when it was discovered that the Viet Cong used the library to plan attacks on the city.

Hon Chong rock

This bay mainly consists of massive rocks lying on top of one another. Hon Chong is divided into two parts. The first part is situated offshore and the other is in the sand dunes at the Cu Lao fishing hamlet. The offshore cluster includes layer after layer of massive rock emerging from the sea. These layers of rocks act as natural wave breakers. The second part, Hon Chong Promontory, located in the sand dunes, looks like the work of a giant, who carelessly put several massive rocks together. On one side of the rock, facing the sea, there is a deep handprint with the five fingers close together.

Marine research institute

Marine research institute was previously the oceanography institute founded in 1923, which is situated on a large area alongside Cau Da, 6 km away from Nha Trang. Laboratories, libraries, warehouses... are designed as a spacious multi-storey architecture, gracefully situated in the shade of Blue Dragon (a kind of fruit). Marine creature museum in the institute owns some 20,000 specimen of aquatic creatures and specially there is a giant whalebone of 26 meter length, 3 meter height.

Palace of Ocean King

Thuy Cung grotto is at the present the largest side nationwide underwater world, opened in 1998 on Hon Mieu Island, close to Tri Nguyen aquarium. The grotto was designed and constructed with the look of a sailing yawn, allowing visitors to relax. This specific architecture of an old sunk Junk getting fossil in deep sea beholds the under water world lively life of marine royal and mermaids. Holiday makers will fascinated at a collection of various marine creatures from other local seas of Viet Nam.


Alexandre Yersin Museum: Here you can get an inkling of the work of one of Vietnam's greatest heroes, expat or not. Swiss doctor Yersin founded Dalat, isolated a plague-causing bacteria, and researched agricultural methods and meteorological forecasting, all to the great benefit of the Vietnamese. He founded the institute in 1895. On display are his desk, overflowing library, and scientific instruments.

Salangane Island

Far offshore, visible from Nha Trang Beach the Yen island (DaoYen) appears with lush green colors where salangane nests have been harvested for years to make the traditional "bird's nest" tonic and food. The twin humps of Salangane Island and its neighbors are the source of Vietnam's finest swift nest, incorporated in bird's nest soup and in traditional medicine.

Ba Ho Spring

Ba Ho Spring is 25 km far from Nha Trang. The spring has its source on the peak of the Hon Son mountain, at an altitude of 660m . The natural landscape is of utmost interest, and it is a very attractive sight The spring flows from the mountain to the sea, three times broadening its bed creating three continuous lakes.

Mun Island

From the gravel beach of Hon Mieu, you will see three small islands lying in a row; they are Hon Tam, Hon Mot and Hon Mun; among these, Hon Mun has a most attractive landscapes. Its name derives from the geographical features - the high cliffs in the southwest are too risky, ragged with numerous caves; here rocks and stones are all ebony-like black, which is rarely found on any other islands. It is also one of the seven islands in the Nha Trang sea that attract thousands of salanganes to come and build their nests, which give thousands of tai, i.e products from their nests every year.

Doc Let

Doc Let Beach lays in north of Nha Trang, in Ninh Hoa district, 50 km away from Nha Trang. The beach is wide and long (10 km) with chalk-white sand, moderate surf and clean air. Doc Let owns a wonderful beach with fine, smooth, and pure and the blue sea with tiny waves.. The place is not only an ideal swimming beach, but its natural landscape is also quite attractive to tourists. Islands of every sizes and shapes off shore into two bows hindering the wave.

 

Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre

Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre is situated on 25 group, Ngoc Son Hamlet, Ngoc Hiep Ward, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province.It is a kind of the unique health care service appears the first time in Vietnam: bogging down in the mud, bogging down in hot spring water, warm swimming pool and spraying hot spring water.The hot spring mineral water and also mineral mud silica are recognized on the medicine good for health. Besides the effect of relaxing and the stimulating of nervous system acting, the hot spring water and also mineral mud have effect to the skin that curing normal skin disease and making the skin whitest and softest.

 


 
     
 
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