Top attractions in Nha Trang (Part 2)


6. Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre

Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre is a great place to relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploring Nha Trang. It is believed that the natural hot mineral springs help detoxify and soothe fatigued muscles, remove dead skin cells, and supply minerals to the body. Accessible within a 15-minute drive from Nha Trang City, the establishment is fitted with private and shared mud-baths, herbal-bath, Jacuzzi, waterfall, swimming pool, and sauna. Due to its popularity, Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre can get very crowded, so the best time of day to visit is between 12:00 and 15:00.

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Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 19:00

Address: 15 Ngoc Son Street, Ngoc Hiep, Nha Trang

7. Ba Ho Waterfalls

Ba Ho Waterfalls is comprised of three natural waterfalls that ends with a clear lake surrounded by a dense rainforest, offering a peaceful retreat for swimming, picnics, and fishing. The waterfalls have been left in their natural state, for the most part, with several arrow pointers and cement steps set along the more challenging routes. It’s a 40-minute drive from Nha Trang City, with wonderful stretches of coastlines and paddy fields throughout the journey. Alternatively, visitors can join a day tour, which usually offers a guided trip to prominent attractions in northern Nha Trang, including Ba Ho Waterfalls, Monkey Island, and Doc Let Beach.

Ba Ho Waterfalls via YouTube

Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 18:00

Address: Ninh Ich, Ninh Hoa district, Nha Trang

8. Alexandre Yersin Museum

The Alexandre Yersin Museum commemorates the late French bacteriologist with exhibits of his personal belongings and laboratory equipment, as well as original letters and photographs from his travels around Vietnam. Some of his vital contributions to Vietnam include the founding of Dalat, discovery of a vital plague-causing bacterium, and research on agricultural methods and meteorological forecasting. In addition to the displayed artefacts, visitors can also view a short film about Yersin’s life at the museum. With an entry fee of VND 28,000, the museum offers guided tours in French, English and Vietnamese.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 08:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:30

Address: Pasteur Institute, 10 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang

9. Suoi Do Pagoda

Suoi Do Pagoda is a 50-year-old temple that was built in honour of Quan Am, the Goddess of Mercy. It is believed that a young girl claimed to have seen the goddess while playing with her friends at the nearby stream. Set atop a mountain, it takes about 200 steps to reach the pagoda, where you’ll be greeted with panoramic views of paddy fields, banana plantations, and neighbouring hills. The pagoda is a 30-minute drive from Nha Trang. Due to its hidden locale, it’s best to join a tour or ask locals for directions. Do note that wheelchair facilities are not available here, so travellers with physical disabilities may find it challenging to visit.

Suoi Do Pagoda via City Pass Guide

Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 18:00

Address: Suoi Hiep Commune, Dien Khanh District, Nha Trang

10. Hon Khoi Salt Fields

The Hon Khoi Salt Fields are some of the most unique tourist destinations in Nha Trang, where female workers harvest mounts of natural salt from shallow fields between the months of January and June. It is an hour’s drive from Nha Trang city centre, and you can find these salt fields along the way to Doc Let Beach. Thanks to Vietnam’s extensive coastline, salt production is a thriving industry in Nha Trang, generating about 737,000 tonnes every year. Hon Khoi Salt Fields are also popular spots for photography, where visitors can capture great views of the salt mountains and locals carrying heavy baskets across the fields.

Opening Hours: Daily 04:00 – 09:00

Address: Northern Nha Trang

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