Soak up the magnificent views and intriguing history of Southeast Asia’s hidden gem, NHA TRANG in Vietnam.
Fondly known as the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang is a city of bustling coastlines with a vibrant atmosphere that you’ll never forget. Explore the sights and sounds of this quaint town with these must-visit spots in just three days.
For breakfast, you can’t go wrong with this one! Commonly sold at Nha Trang’s street markets, the Banh Cuon is a traditional Vietnamese spring roll made out of steamed rice flour crepe with ground pork and minced mushrooms fillings, perfect to keep you fueled throughout the day! For halal options, look out for A&M Fresh’n Fast Food on Tran Quang Khai Road for burgers, paninis, salads and wraps in big portions.
Then, head north to the Ba Ho Waterfalls (meaning “three-pool stream” in Vietnamese) to refresh and rejuvenate. There are three pools altogether, and you’ll reach the first pool soon enough after a short 15-minute hike. Enjoy the quiet ambience of the surrounding nature as you chill out in the cool water.
If you’re down for some monkey business, then head straight to Monkey Island, which is also located down north. Home to over 1000 monkeys, Hon Lao Island or Monkey Island is usually thronged by visitors every week, eager to witness the extremely friendly monkeys firsthand.
Nha Trang is a food haven for those with big appetites. Don’t miss out on the chance to sample a bowl of authentic Vietnamese Pho noodle soup. Those with a hankering for seafood flavours can opt for the Bun Cha Sua, a dish consisting of rice vermicelli in savoury fish broth. There is also Banh Xeo or Crispy Pancakes, pan-fried together with ingredients such as meat slices, shrimps, and bean sprouts, which is a great appetiser. For vegans and vegetarians, head to Senta Vegetarian Restaurant on To Hienh Thanh street for meatless versions of authentic Vietnamese food.
No trip to Nha Trang would be complete without a visit to the ancient Po Nagar Cham Towers. Dating back to the 8th century, the remarkable red brick structures were said to be built in honor of the goddess Yan Po Nagar or ‘Mother of the Country’. Po Nagar Kalan is one of the tallest out of four buildings that remain, standing impressively at 25 metres.
AirAsia has direct flights from the second terminal of KL International Airport, klia2 to Cam Ranh International Airport and it takes about 50 minutes to reach Nha Trang city centre from there. Start planning for a trip with your loved ones or best friends today!