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Top 10 Things To Do That Won't Cost A Cent In Nha Trang

Top 10 Things To Do That Won't Cost A Cent In Nha Trang

Nha Trang is an awesome city for tourists of all kinds and suitable for everyone's budget. Beaches and islands make Nha Trang a special place for those who love oceanic views and food. Here are top 8 Free things to do in Nha Trang, which give you some ideas of what to do without breaking your bank account.

1. Watch Sunrise at Nha Trang Beaches

Nha Trang has a long and attractive beaches along the city. Waters is shallow and clear even far off shore, which is fantastic to go for a safe and sound swimming. Even though Nha Trang is knwon as a touristy city, it still remains its original beach layout with meters of unspoiled shore and a variety of underwater creatures. As the beach is located in the city center, you shouldn't be worried about how and where to get the most efficient transport or hotel room.

Plan a head and make your way to Nha Trang beaches to truly enjoy the tranquility of nature!

Top 10 Things To Do That Won't Cost A Cent In Nha Trang

Photo by Khánh Hmoong


Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Nha Trang Beach has collection of 6 major beaches and some small scatterred beaches. The Beach is one of the greatest communities of small beaches in Nha Trang

2. Enjoy fantastic view of city from Po Nagar Cham Towers

If you love taking travel photographs, the promontory on which the towers stand has a fantastic view of Cai River and the village on riverside. Po Nagar Towers is a complex of temples, which were built thousands years ago by the Cham ethnical group in connection with the architecture of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. This monument is a symbol to be firstly visited by tourists coming to Nha Trang. It shows a history depth throughout the remained sculptures of Godness and the very old towers. If you want to discovery the hidden charm of Cham culture, Po Nagar Towers should be on top of your bucket list.

Top 10 Things To Do That Won't Cost A Cent In Nha Trang

Photo by Bruce Tuten


Po Nagar Cham Towers

Tháp Bà, Vĩnh Thọ, tp. Nha Trang, Khánh Hoà, Vietnam
Opening time: 07:30 AM - 17:00 PM

Po Nagar Cham Towers is an ancient civilization which is influential in Southeast Asia. Their unmistakable architecture and art style had spread widely across places in the country.

3. Oceanography Institute

Nha Trang oceanographic Institute is also the National Oceanographic Museum of Viet Nam which has a huge collection of more than 20,000 sea and freshwater species. The selection spreads out over two floors. The ground floor is home to fish tanks of varying sizes that house all manners of marine life. All kinds of fish you would find in the sea area of Khanh Hoa Province are exhibited in the institute as reef sharks, turtles, living coral, anemones, puffers, lionfish, clownfish, sea horses, and a whole array of colorful reef species, some of which can be found in no other place in the world. Each of them has a label indicating their name, origin and characteristics in Vietnamese and English. The upstair floor is for exhibiting specimens, local boats and fishing artifacts, plus an eighteen metre long whale skeleton.

Top 10 Things To Do That Won't Cost A Cent In Nha TrangPhoto by Marie

4. View sunset at Hòn Chồng

Hòn Chồng (Chồng mountain) is an attractive tourist spot in Nha Trang. Hòn Chồng mean Stacking Rocks. The interesting thing here is that huge rocks have been stacked on each other by nobody for long time ago but they are still standing there despite of sea swash, strong wind or sea storms. Those huge rocks are situated by the sea and some create a little rock island with different wonderful rocky shapes. It is a quiet and peaceful place for you to get out of the city's noises.

Hòn Chồng (Chồng mountain) is the best spot for a sunset view and the whole city running along the coast, especially when the sun is setting down. It is surely a spectacular sight you would never want to skip.
Top 10 Things To Do That Won't Cost A Cent In Nha Trang

Photo by Khánh Hmoong


Nui Hon Chong

Stone garden, Vĩnh Phước, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam
Opening time: 00:00 AM - 23:55 PM

Hon Chong offers fine views of the mountainous coastline north of Nha Trang and the nearby islands. The strange thing is attractive large boulders stacked together for centuries

5. Wander around Đầm Market

Đầm market is the largest and busiest shopping center in Nha Trang. It is located right in the center of city. This market is not only for locals but also and for tourists because it provides all kinds of products and specialties of the Central and of Nha Trang city.

One thing may surprise you when you come to Nha Trang is that a number of Russians working and travelling here; therefore, you can easily find a Russian souvenirs even though you are in a city of Viet Nam.

To see a local life, don't miss a local market.

Top 10 Things To Do That Won't Cost A Cent In Nha Trang

Photo by Khánh Hmoong

6. Swim at Ba Ho Waterfall

Ba Ho waterfall is located about 23 km out of the city. It is an ideal place for an expedition tour on your own with a motorbike. You can walk through the woods to get to the waterfall and take delight in the opening eyes view which is extremely stunning.

Also, get yourself ready for a big shower right under the fall. The fall is about 200 meters long from where it starts to where it ends. This huge waterfall creates some small natural swimming pools as you can freely swim with uncontrollable joy. Don't forget to bring a swimsuit.

Top 10 Things To Do That Won't Cost A Cent In Nha Trang

Photo by F. Edelstein

7. Enjoy cheap seafood at Fishing village

It's time to experience the real life of the fishing village in Nha Trang named Trí Nguyễn. It's a small village with no more than 1,000 people doing fishing work. The fishing boats are lined up like a rope swinging on the water surface. The ocean is in deep blue matching the sky color running out of your sight. Fishing cages and rafts are floating from distance. All of those make this village a really peaceful place to drop by.

If that can not satisfy you. Look for a great day discovering the local freshest seafood. The price is fairly cheap for crabs, prawns, fish and many other seafood types. Leave your stomach before a tour to Tri Nguyen Village as you will not stop eating these hand-to-mouth foods.

What's more, don't forget to visit Tri Nguyen aquarium, especially those who go with kids as you will find it's a lot of fun!

Top 10 Things To Do That Won't Cost A Cent In Nha Trang

Photo by Khánh Hmoong

There are still a lot more untouched islands that are waiting for your footprints but don't ever miss any single one of the destinations listed above. Hope you have a memorable trip in Nha Trang!

Are you going to visit Nha Trang city? These are some suggestions for you:

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- Top 5 Things To Do With Kids In Nha Trang

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My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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