Hon Tam Nha Trang

Hon Tam
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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.

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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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