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Van Phong Bay – A pristine attraction of Nha Trang
07Apr

Van Phong Bay – A pristine attraction of Nha Trang

Van Phong Bay

Van Phong Bay: A seductive tourist destination in Nha Trang city.

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If tourists have an opportunity to travel to Nha Trang, do not skip Van Phong Bay

Nha Trang is one of the most amazing seaside cities in Vietnam with picturesque scenes and pristine beaches. If tourists have an opportunity to travel to Nha Trang, do not skip Van Phong Bay. It is set in the middle of two districts which are Van Ninh and Ninh Hoa. It is about 80km away from the heart of Nha Trang and 40 nautical miles from the sea.

If you want to look for a calming and peaceful destination to relax, Van Phong Bay is definitely a great choice. This site is abundant in large and small islands like Hon Queo Island, My Giang, Mui Ganh Cape, Hon Trau Nam Island, Hon Bip Island and Hon Me Island.

Along with its natural beauty, Van Phong Bay owns mysterious beauty that attracts visitors to discover. The most seductive spot in Van Phong bay is Dam Mon Island which features a wide range of amazing beaches like Bai Tay beach, Son Dung beach, Bai Bua beach, Bai Lach beach, and much more.

It is so suitable for travelers who love exploration because this site has different terrains which are inclusive of island and peninsula system, deep bays, sand dunes, plus with diversifying ecosystems. Van Phong Bay is recognized as one of the most stunning bay in the world because of its landscapes and favorable climate.

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An Amazing destination

What is the best time to visit Van Phong Bay?

Van Phong Bay is moderate all year around.

Van Phong Bay is blessed by the Mother Nature for numerous top attractions. The beauty of this site is hidden and varies from month to month.

The climate in this bay is quite cool and mild all year round, so you can visit this bay whenever you want. However, the time from August to December, Storms can appear and bring rain, strong wind to this Bay.

What is interesting in Van Phong Bay?

Van Phong Bay is a magnificent destination worth visiting.

Traveling to Van Phong Bay, you can enjoy numerous magnificent scenes here. Here are some suggestions for you to choose:

  • Son Dung Village and Beach
  • Dam Mon Peninsula
  • Hon Ong Island
  • Co Ong Island
  • Mui Doi Cape
  • Hon Lon Island and Diep Son Island

Dam Mon Peninsula

With an area of 128 km2, Dam Mon peninsula has 30 beaches, primeval forests, 20 large and small islands, and 3 villages, including Dam Mon Ha, Dam Mon Thuong, and Xuan Dung.

Visiting Dam Mon peninsula, travelers will have a chance to contemplate a wide range of beautiful scenes. It seduces tourists with green casuarina forests, golden sand dunes, blue sea, and tranquil fishing villages. Especially, it is one of the first venues meeting the sun on the land of Vietnam. Therefore, you definitely take time and enjoy this great moment.

Along with its natural beauty, Dam Mon is abundant in recreational activities like discover the ocean by boat, admire colorful coral reefs or go for a swim.

Hon Lon Island and Diep Son Island

There are magnificent coral reefs developing near the seashore. In Diep Son, you will find the most unique Vietnam’s path. That is because you can walk in the sea with this great road.

The width of the road is about 1m and is set deeply in less than half a meter below the sea surface. Walking on this path will create thrilling and exciting sensations because tourists seem to wander within the endless ocean.

Moreover, Van Phong Bay is abundant in stunning beaches like Bai Tay, Bai Me, Bai Ham, and Bai Lach, plus with great islands, such as Hon Do Island, Hon Co Island, Hon Nuoc Island, Hon Ong Island and Hon Gom Island.

Van Phong Bay owns numerous magnificent landscapes for tourist to explore and admire.

Son Dung Village and Beach

With the peaceful setting of Son Dung village and natural beaches, it will definitely bring to visitors relaxing and calming sensation. The must- do thing that tourist can’t skip is discovering the fresh water right on the beach.

You just need to dig by hands under the sand and feel the cool fresh water source beneath. It is definitely that this is an unforgettable moment in your trip. From here, you can go by boat to visit Lach beach in which there are many beautiful coral reefs and rocky cliffs.

Hon Ong Island

Hon Ong Island has the other name as Dao Ca Voi. Dao Ca Voi means Whale Island in English.

If you are the one who wants to escape from the noise and hassle of modern life, this spot is extremely suitable. Whale Island is a natural, primitive, and tranquil place.

Keep in mind that you should check-in with your friends or family here.

Co Ong Island

This spot is considered as coral heaven with all kinds of colorful coral. The huge coral will surely make you strongly amaze

Mui Doi Cape

Mui Doi has the other name like Mui Ba Dau. The stone structure of this natural scene has a distinct rock formation which seems created by talented sculptors. If you depart from Dam Mon, you can travel to Mui Doi by foot or by boat.

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With our answers about some of the most common questions regarding comming to Van Phong Bay, Nha Trang, hope that tourists can plan a detailed trip to this stunning bay. Wish you have a fun journey with many great moments!

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Dai Lanh Beach – A pristine beauty of Nha Trang, Viet Nam
07Apr

Dai Lanh Beach – A pristine beauty of Nha Trang, Viet Nam

Dai Lanh Beach

Dai Lanh Beach: A charming and primeval attraction in Nha Trang city.

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Dai Lanh is bestowed by nature with many stunning beaches, not inferior to other beaches in Nha Trang city

Nha Trang is considered as one of the most popular attractions in Khanh Hoa province in particular, in Viet Nam in general. If you have an opportunity to travel to this seaside city, you have to pass by and enjoy the beauty of Dai Lanh Beach (Biển Đại Lãnh).

Dai Lanh- the commune of Van Ninh district is bestowed by nature with many stunning beaches, not inferior to other beaches in Nha Trang city. Dai Lanh Beach Nha Trang is located between Ca Pass (Đèo Cả) and Co Ma Pass (Đèo Cổ Mã).

Whatever means of transportation that tourists choose, they can contemplate the overall setting of the bay. This beach always looks stunning from these vantage points. Because it is not so far from the heart of Nha Trang city, travelers can easily find and come to the site.

An ideal destination

What is the best time to visit Dai Lanh Beach?

It is so great if you travel to Nha Trang in general, and Dai Lanh beach in particular in this summer.

The weather in Dai Lanh changes throughout the year because of its unique location on the mountainous stretch of coast. However, the natural condition in summer is the most suitable for travelers to visit.

What is interesting in Van Phong Bay?

Van Phong Bay is a magnificent destination worth visiting.

This beautiful beach has been well-known a long time ago. From the 30s of the 19th century, because of falling in love with this site, King Minh Mang gave the order to carve symbols of the ocean on 9 large copper peaks placed in the king’s palace. Nonetheless, Dai Lanh Beach has still retained its pristine beauty without the impact of humans’ hands so far and many people value Dai Lanh beach as the most beautiful and cleanest in Viet Nam.

Dai Lanh Beach stands out with golden stretching sand and cool weather in summer. The water here is so turquoise and crystal, which reflects the blue sky. In addition, the water is also calming and salinity is moderate, this venue is a great option for travelers that love safe and sound swimming.

It is definitely that if you spend one day relaxing at Dai Lanh beach, the stress from your daily life will alleviate a lot. There are numerous meaningful activities to try on this beach like getting up early, taking in the dawn, or going around and breathing the fresh air.

There are many interesting things to do in Dai Lanh

Nowadays, Dai Lanh beach is still primitive and local people mainly live by fishing. Early in the morning when the rest of the village is still in a deep sleep, local women often go to the beach and await their husbands coming back with the fishing boats. There is a small market for trading seafood right here. They also organize a small market right here to trade.

Not only that, tourists can pass by Vung Ro port (Cảng Vũng Rô) – a venue with a number of historical significances. This is a secret location of “non-numbered ships” carrying ammunition weapons from North to South to provide relief for soldiers in the resistance war against American imperialism. During your trip, do not forget to visit Dai Lanh lighthouse where the first dawn in Vietnam.

Formerly, Dai Lanh was a famous attraction for domestic tourists and French colonials. However, because of the advent of cars, motorbikes, freight trucks and coaches, which ply up and down the highway, its reputation has been lessened somehow.

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With our answers about some of the most common questions regarding visiting Dai Lanh Nha Trang. Hopefully, you can plan a detailed journey to this stunning beach. Wish you have a fun trip with many memories!

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Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang
04Apr

Explore the sacred Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang, Viet Nam

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sacred Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang

Long Son Pagoda is a popular tourist destination that seduces numerous domestic and foreign travelers in Nha Trang seaside city. Long Son Pagoda along with Kim Than Buddha (Kim Thân Phật Tổ) is the iconic beauty of this charming city

This site is set at No. 20, 23/10 Street, Phuong Son Ward. Namely, it lies at the bottom of Trai Thuy Hill of the city.

The architecture of Long Son Pagoda

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Long Son Pagoda has the other name like Phat Trang Pagoda and Dang Long Pagoda.

It is built on a high land which is surrounded by a wide range of green trees. Thus, space here is extremely fresh and calming. In addition, the site is near bustling roads, which make tourists easily find and come over.

Its gate

When passing by Long Son Pagoda in Nha Trang, tourists are definitely overwhelmed by its pagoda gate.

The designers have been sophisticated when it comes to creating the gate made of stone and carved with many details. That is why you will feel the solemnity from the first time to visit this pagoda.

It’s history

This pagoda was built by the monk Ngo Chi in 1886 at the peak of Thuy Thuy Hill. Initially, the pagoda was constructed from light materials. After that, Long Son pagoda was ruined. Therefore, the monk Ngo Chi moved it to the current location.

In 1936, according to the wishes of Ngo Chi, the pagoda was donated to Hoi An Nam Buddhist University to become the headquarter of Khanh Hoa (Khánh Hòa) Buddhism. Up to now, Long Son Pagoda was the headquarters of Khanh Hoa Buddhist Church.

Until 1941 the pagoda was restored with the control of President Ton That Quyen (Tôn Thất Quyền) and the layman Vo Dinh Thuy (Võ Đình Thụy). The tile roof of this pagoda was destroyed by the war in 1968. In 1971, Venerable Thich Thien Binh (Thích Thiện Bình) pioneered the restoration of Long Son Pagoda. Until 1975, the restoration was completed about 60% of the original design by the architect Vo Dinh Diep (Võ Đình Diệp).

The campus of this pagoda is over 3000 square meters. From its entrance to the right, there are Khanh Hoa Middle School and Khanh Hoa Buddhist Church headquarters. Besides, the roof of the pagoda is designed in Vietnamese temples’ architectural style with sophisticated details.

What to admire in Long Son Pagoda?

Peaceful Moments

When stepping into the pagoda, its right side will impress you with a stone dragon sculpture with soft lines representing the Ly dynasty. Therefore, it is a suitable spot for people who are architecture enthusiasts.

The main hall of the pagoda is 1,680m2 in width, which allows hundreds of Buddhist and pilgrims to visit and worship. Especially, this venue has a bronze Buddha statue which is 1.6m high and weighs 700kg.

After exploring Long Son pagoda, you can climb 44 steps to reach the top Trai Thuy hill and contemplate the well-known statue of Buddha in the nirvana. Tourists are strongly impressed by the imposing scene here.

At the top of the Trai Thuy Hill, you can admire Kim Than Buddha statue with a calm and relaxed smile in the clear blue sky. On the way to Nha Trang, whether by car or train, visitors can see the white Buddha statue in the blue sky – a beautiful icon of Long Son Pagoda.

From on the top looking down, you can have a chance to enjoy the overall setting of Nha Trang city, along with seductive islands and huge natural forest scene. Below the Buddha, you can easily see an entrance leading to the space of a series of the walls. They are divided into distinct compartments for the remains of the dead people sent by Buddhist families. Thus, this is one factor creating a sacred atmosphere for this place.

A part of spiritual life

On the 1st and 15th of the lunar monthly, many tourists drop by Long Son Pagoda to worship, enjoy the tranquility or to alleviate the stress and pressure from daily life. The great combination of the unique architecture and surrounding natural scene of shady greenery and shady mountain ranges of Long Son Pagoda will leave you memorable impression upon coming back home.

Not only an indispensable part of spiritual life, but Long Son pagoda in the locals’ and pilgrim’s eyes is also the pride of Nha Trang city. It is considered as one of the largest and most beautiful pagodas in this coastal city.

Each day, this site greets a wide array of Buddhists as well as domestic and international travelers to pass by and worship.

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Hon Tam
03Apr

Tam Island: The Most Appealing Tourist Spot In Nha Trang

Hon Tam, Nha Trang

Tam Island: The Most seductive tourist destination in Nha Trang city.

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Tam Island is considered as one of the largest and most amazing islands in Nha Trang. 

Hon Tam has the other name like Thuy Kim Son. “Tam” in English means silkworm. This island impresses tourists from the first time to hear its name. From the air, the interesting island looks like a silkworm lying in the blue sea welcoming travelers to visit.

7 km away from southeast of Nha Trang hub, Hon Tam has a large area of 110 ha. This site is a great choice for people who love ecotourism because its beauty is still pristine and pure. Other than that it also owns beautiful beaches with crystal sea water, sunshine and cool breezes all year round.

All of them creating special features attract numerous domestic and international tourists visiting.

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What Is The Best Time To Visit Hon Tam Island?

Thanks to favorable climate and terrain, Hon Tam is cool all year round. That is why many tourists want to come and relax here.

The annual average temperature of this island is about 26.3 ºC. Compared to the cities in the north of Viet Nam, the winter in Hon Tam is warmer while the summer here is longer. The highest temperature is about 29.3 ºC in August, and the lowest is in February of about 23.9 ºC.

Because of its stable temperature, tourists can come over Tam Island whenever they want. Nonetheless, the best time to visit Hon Tam Island is from February to September since the weather here is the most beautiful during this time.

How to get to Hon Tam Island?

It is so easy to find and come to this beautiful island.

If you depart from Cam Ranh, you have to move to Nha Trang to be able to get to Hon Tam Island. There are many options for you to go to Nha Trang. Here are some of our tips:

Take a taxi from Cam Ranh airport to Nha Trang which costs about 300-350.000VND. It takes about 40 minutes to complete a distance of about 35km from Cam Ranh airport to Nha Trang.

If you start from the city center, there are many different ways to move, such as buses, taxis, or motorbikes.

Then, you can take the boat to Hon Tam Island at a cost of about 20,000VND / per person. If traveling by high-speed canoes, the cost is 200.000VND / person and time will be 4 times faster than moving by boat. There are about 20 round-trips with a maximum of 25 passengers/trip/20 minutes.

You should go early for about 10-15 minutes before the canoe runs.

More Places

Don’t skip the other popular tourist destinations in Nha Trang.

Monkey Island

Hon Mun Island

 

Long Son Pagoda

Nha Trang Cathedral

What To Do In Hon Tam Island?

Tam Island is abundant in interesting activities for travelers to experience. Here are some of ideal suggestions:

Going for a swim

One of the things in Hon Tam that captivate all hearts is its charming beach. Beside the golden and smoothe sand, the water here is so clean and crystal. Thus, you can leisurely take a dip in the water and enjoy the soft sound of the waves. It is sure that the stress and pressure from the daily life and work will alleviate a lot.

However, the beach at Hon Tam Island is quite deep so if you do not know how to swim, you had better wear free life jackets to play sports on the water.

Discover Ancient Tradition Space

Tam Island owns diverse beauties. After exploring the natural scenes, you can take time to learn more ancient places here. The ideas range from visiting the old buildings with five 100- years old houses, playing the “Đan Đa” (a local instrument), observing the artist weaving brocade to making pottery art.

In addition, there are so many festivals organised on Hon Tam like the incense offering of the Hung King, the Cherry Blossom Festival, and the Cau Ngu Festival. Partaking in festive activities and mingling with the locals will definitely be memorable moments in your life.

Play Water Sports

With Mun Island, there are also amusement areas named Sparkling Waves and Sunset Villas which are designed in harmony with the surrounding landscape.

Beside Hon Mun, Hon Tam is also a great choice for tourist to have a scuba diving trip. You will have a chance to watch magnificent coral reefs, plus with various fish of all colors and types.

In addition, you also can join in some other water sports such as boating, windsurfing, cycling and parachute pulling and much more. If you travel with a group of friends or your family, it is an interesting idea to enjoy camp-fire nights on the island.

Take Pictures with Hon Tam Wooden Bridge

One of the things that every tourist should do when visiting this island is set on foot on Hon Tam Wooden Bridge. The place is so suitable for people who love snapping photos or many couples

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Visit Traditional Vietnam’s Craft Villages

If you like to discover the diverse Vietnamese culture, you can drop by traditional handicraft villages on this island. These villages are specialized in pottery, embroidery work, wine-making and handicraft.

When coming to Tam Island, you will have a chance to watch the artisans weaving Brocade as well as learn how to make fine art pottery and wine. They are friendly and willing to instruct you to make art works.

Other than these activities, the island is an amazing site to rest and immerse yourself in the calming and fresh ambience. You can lie down on the deck-chair under the coconut trees’ shade and enjoy the sound of waves and sea winds.

With the above guide, we hope that you will have a great experience in Hon Tam as well as Nha Trang city. If you have any questions, leave a comment below, and we will respond as soon as possible.

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