Nha Trang Travel Information Vietnam

n_t_1The beaches of the seaside town Nha Trang have been famous and well-visited since the French times. The seaside resort with 300.000 inhabitants lives from its visitors and the harbour still has a very original fishing fleet. Nha Trang has developed into a visitor magnet with its mediterranean feeling, as it offers the most constant climatic conditions for good weather in comparison to the north or south.

n_t_2The towers in Thap Ba accommodate the ten armed mother goddess Po Nagar. For the Cham minority, she is the goddess of fertility, wife of the Shiva God. Po Nagar brought the people rice cultivation and made the art of weaving acessible to them. She didn’t deny blessings to anyone, this is why her shrine is so well visited.

n_t_3The Cham are known for the unique weaving art. They are also present in Nha Trang working as sailors, fishermen, agriculture farmers and metal workers. Apparently they also built with bricks in the 5th century.

n_t_4In 1886, the Long Son pagoda didn’t originally stand where it stands today. A typhoon destroyed the temple in 1900 so badly that the monks decided to re-build it again in the safe place of today. During the Vietnam war, it was nearly completely destroyed for a second time and was rebuilt again.

n_t_5The sea around Nha Trang is appealing for all types of watersports. Swimming, snorkelling, diving, sailing and surfing. Many of the numerous islands have deserted bays or inlets, others have really special fauna like the bamboo island Hon Tre or other animal inhabitants like the ape island Hon Lao.

n_t_6Nha Trang and its islands have six kilometres of beach. On the “Vietnamese beach” in the northern prolongation of the main road Tran Phu local holidaymakers gather from the whole country. Like no other place in Vietnam is the flair of a relaxed metropole so far advanced as here. And that attracts the locals as well as the visitors alike.