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Top 10 attractions to visit in Nha Trang (2)

Nha Trang, besides its beautiful natural landscapes with amazing beaches and waterfalls, is also a must-visit on any Vietnam private tour for its rich cultural and historical context. Below is the list of another 5 attractions that you should not miss on during your travel in Nha Trang. Check it out!

Nha Trang beach

Top attractions to visit in Nha Trang (2)

6. Po Nagar Cham Towers (Thap Ba)

If you are into architecture and carvings then Po Nagar is an ideal choice for your holidays in Vietnam. Erected about before 781 A.D., this tower is still well-preserved until today. It becomes a reminiscent of an ancient civilization once dominating both Vietnam and Cambodia – Cham.

With beautiful and charming features, each tower of Po Nagar was established to dedicate the gratitude of the locals to a special deity.

Among these towers, the largest one is about 23 meters in height and consists of a statute established in honor of Po Nagar – who is believed to have taught new agricultural as well as weaving techniques to the locals.

Besides, the Central tower – which is built partly from recycled bricks, is dedicated to Cri Cambhu, goddess of fertility.

Visiting this Po Nagar Cham Towers, you might not only have the chance to admire the beauty of its architecture but you can also know more about the ancient civilization as well as the Goddesses to whom each tower was dedicated. It will absolutely an unforgettable experience for your Vietnam customized tour!

Po Nagar Cham Towers

Po Nagar Towers in Nha Trang

7. National Oceanographic Museum

National Oceanographic Museum is an interesting aquarium where you can see the exact image of Nha Trang marine life.

One reason for this Museum to be a must-visit on any Vietnam vacations is that nowhere else can you see a more extensive collection of living beings from the Eastern Sea like in this museum. There you can witness 20,000 live and preserved marine specimens in shore regions of Vietnam as well as Thailand bays.

The collection of this museum spreads out over 2 floors. The ground floor presents you with all kinds of fish you would find in the shore area of Khanh Hoa Province, some of which can’t be found in any other places in the world. The second floor is for exhibiting specimens, local boats and fishing artifacts.

8. Nha Trang Cathedral

Nha Trang Cathedral is the largest church in the city. Built entirely from simple cement blocks, this Cathedral still made its visitors surprised at how elegant the building is.

Constructed in French Gothic style between 1929 and 1933, Nha Trang Cathedral became the most important remnants of French architecture in this city.

Besides, there are also hints of Vietnamese influences to the structure such as pink backlight on the tabernacle, red neon light outlining the crucifix, blue neon on the arch, and a white neon-lit halo atop St. Mary’s statue.

Visiting Nha Trang Cathedral, you will have the chance to witness every masterpiece of this building and admire the talented hands of its designers and artisans. That is why it is definitely worth a visit on your trip in Vietnam, don’t miss it!

Nha Trang Cathedral

Nha Trang Cathedral - a famous attraction in Nha Trang (photo credit: whatsonnhatrang.net)

9. Bao Dai’s Villas (Dinh Bảo Đại)

If you have dived into Vietnamese history, you might know that Bao Dai is the last emperor of Vietnam. King Bao Dai owns many palaces throughout Vietnam and one of them is in Nha Trang. Established in 1923 by a French scientist, this villa offers a wonderful panoramic view which can captivate any foreign tourists.

Visiting this place, you will have the chance to admire the French style architecture of the villa and listen to its historical stories – which is absolutely a valuable experience on your Vietnam customized holiday. This is a good opportunity to dive deeper into Vietnamese history, don’t miss out!

10. Dam Market (Cho Dam)

Located in the commercial center of Nha Trang, Dam Market is the most vibrant market as well as a popular site to both locals and foreign tourists. If you want to get a taste of the local life in Nha Trang, Dam Market is a must-visit.

Here you can find a wide variety of things to buy and bring back home including cheap souvenirs and dry seafood. You can purchase seaweeds, dried shrimps, cuttlefish, and many other famous dried delicacies which are typical in coastal towns of Vietnam there.


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