Tram Huong Tower (Thap Tram Huong)
Distance: 0.3 km/0.2 miles
The Lotus Tower or Tram Huong Tower is a major monument along Nha Trang’s beach, it literally means Agar wood (an aromatic wood used for different purpose such as joinery or jewelry). Visitors not only see the whole city of Nha Trang, get to know more about the cultural story but also immersed in the deep aroma of the land.
Distance: 0.5 km/ 0.3 miles
Alexander Yersin is a well-known French bacteriologist in the country, he contributed in the founding of Dalat, the discovery of a vital plague-causing bacterium and he did research on agricultural methods and meteorological forecasting. In this small museum visitors can see hundreds of well-preserved letters, photographs, scientific instruments and furniture such as his working desk and his deathbed.
Nha Trang Cathedral
Distance: 1.1 km/0.7 miles
Nha Trang Cathedral (also known as the stone church or Nui Church) is the biggest church in the city, overlooking the train station standing on a little hill. This French gothic style church was built between 1928 and 1933 by Priest Louis Vallet. From the distance, many people mistakenly think that this massive structure was built of split stone, but actually these walls were built with cement piles, and the shreds were only used paving and yard. All of the dome of the chapel is made of bamboo and steel wire mesh. Nowadays, Nha Trang Cathedral serves the local Catholic community with mass every day between 5:00am and 6:30pm.
Po Nagar Cham Tower
Distance: 2.0 km/1.2 miles
The Ponagar Tower is one of the largest architectural complexes of Cham Pa culture, the largest in Central Vietnam, built between the 8th and 13th centuries when the Hindu was flourishing in the ancient Cham kingdom. The architecture of Ponagar consists of three floors, from the bottom up. The top floor is where the towers are located. The stupas were built in the Cham style, the bricks were very tight, can't see the adhesive. The main tower in the front row is quite large and about 23 meters high, Ponagar tower. This is a masterpiece of Champa sculpture, a harmonious combination of circular and sculpture techniques.In this architectural complex, many of the oldest inscriptions of the Cham are kept, recording the worship of the field and the slave labor of the goddess, the praises of the Mother, listing valuable tributes as well as the cost when buiding tower.
Long Son Pagoda
Distance: 2.1 km/ 1.3 miles
Long Son Pagoda (also known as Chua Long Son) is located in the ward of Phuong Son and sits at the foot of Trai Thuy Mountain. The temple is one of the most famous in town thanks to the 24 meter white Buddha statue, sitting on a lotus throne. The pagoda is inspired from Taoist architecture with mythical animals and sculpture of Taoist gods. Nowadays it is a monastery with a school for monks.
Hon Chong Promontory
Distance: 3.1 km/1.9 miles
The Hon Chong (Chong Rock) is a well-known scenic spot in Nha Trang City. Here you can move a few steps to reach the waves or foothills. Many people say, Hon Chong is where the sea and mountains intersects. This is a large square rock block lying on a flat and huge rock, meaning of the Husband. The second group of rocks bears the shape of a woman sitting facing the sea, called Hon Vo (the Wife). This spot offers a wonderful view of Nha Trang’s north coastline.
National Oceanographic Museum
Distance: 6.8 km/4.4 miles
A huge French colonial building is housing the National Oceanographic Museum, near Bao Dai villa. It offers exhibits of the local marine life with more than 20.000 preserved species, such as reef sharks, turtles, scorpion fish, anemones, puffers and lionfish as well as coral reefs and seaweed from all over the world. The second floor host local boats, fishing artifact and a 18 meter long whale skeleton.
Suoi Do Pagoda
Distance: 15.7 km/9.7 miles
Located in Suoi Hiep Commune (west of Nha Trang) Suoi Do Pagoda is considered as one of the most sacred pagoda in Vietnam for Buddhists. It was built in honor of Quan Am, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. Located on a 200m high hill, the road to Suoi Do Pagoda is over hundred precariously stairs with quite crooked forest in the left side, and the stream murmured through the stone slits in the right. The murmuring stream mixed with the song of forest birds is the peaceful harmony of the soul.
Ba Ho Waterfall
Distance: 24.5 km/15.2 miles
Ba Ho waterfall is a must visit attraction near Nha Trang city, with three natural waterfalls surrounded by a luxuriant and dense rainforest. It is one of the best spot for hiking, swimming and relax in a peaceful atmosphere.
Doc Let Beach
Distance: 48.9 km/30.7 miles
Doc Let Beach is situated on the Ninh Hoa coastal area, 48.9km north of Nha Trang. It is one of the most beautiful beach in the country, stretching for 18km with white sand and crystal blue water. A peaceful, uncrowded and stunning environment, it is the perfect location to discover the hidden charm of Vietnam.