NHA TRANG

Telephone code : 058

Nha Trang , the main city of Khanh Hoa province, is famed as the finest city beach in Vietnam. The town is also a key transport crossroads, with Cam Ranh harbour, Nha Trang airport and good access to roads and railways. The vibrant local economy is based on fishing, tourism, forestry products and its comprehensive infrastructure. Ethnic minorities include the Ede, the Cham and the Raglai.

Highlights

Ponagar Tower

Vinh Phuoc commune , built in the 9th century by King Harivacman, boasts a group of Cham towers and a stunning 2.6m tall statue of Ponagar, wife of the god Shiva.

Nha Trang Cathedral

Built by the French in 1928 and equipped with a grand clock and three giant bells, all still in fine working order.

Hon Chong

An imposing rocky promontory virtually in the city centre. It is said to resemble

A human hand reaching out to sea.

Getting There

Bus The citys long- distance bus station is 1km west of the city centre at 58,23 Thang 10 road . Buses leave HCM City for Nha Trang from Mien Dong bus station . An express bus take 11 to 12 hours.

Air The citys airport is at 86 Tran Phu (tel: 821-147); the Vietnam Airlines office is at 12B Hoang Hoa Tham.

Around Nha Trang

Doc Let Beach

Ninh Hoa distric , 50km north of Nha Trang, is a popular tourist destination with 10km of white sand beaches, moderate surf and clean air.

Dien Khanh Citadel

10km south of the city, built in 18th century by King Nguyen Anh in an architectural style influenced by contemporary Western palaces.

Dai Lanh Beach

Van Ninh distric, 80km north of Nha Trang , is a beautiful resort that also houses some relics of the American War.

 

 

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