|Malaysia’s the Sun Daily lists must-visit places and things to do in Nha Trang.
The Sun Daily, a Malaysia's first national free daily newspaper in tabloid form, has picked five places and things you have to try in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa province.
According to the Sun Daily, one of the must-visit places in Nha Trang is Cham temple. The Po Nagar Cham Towers were built between the 7th to 12th century on the banks of River Cai, back when the area was under the rule of the Kingdom of Champa.
Once a massive Hindu temple complex, all that remains today are four east-facing towers. The temple was built to honor the goddess Po Nagar (‘The Mother of the Country’), who is said to have taught weaving and agricultural skills to the Cham people.
In addition, tourists are recommended to try hiking to beautiful waterfalls. “Some 25km north of Nha Trang, you will find Ba Ho Falls which comprise three waterfalls surrounded by lush greenery”, it said.
The Sun Daily advises travelers to hike some distance to reach them, but it’s worth it when you get to cool off in the pool at the base of the waterfalls. Aside from sunbathing and swimming, brave adventurers might want to try jumping off the falls. Just make sure to pick a safe spot to land.
Go for snorkeling or diving are also the best ideas for exploring Nha Trang. The Hon Mun Marine Protected Area is an assortment of islands in Nha Trang Bay, said by many to be one of the most beautiful bays in the world with its cobalt-blue waters.
The marine park spans 12,000 hectares of ocean, covering exquisite coral reefs, and is home to many tropical fish. It is known as one of the most important spots for marine conservation.
The shallow waters of the bay make it a great place for snorkeling and diving for beginners. For seasoned divers, they can check out the underwater cave and swim-through tunnels at Octopus Rock off Hon Mun.
In 2017, Khanh Hoa province received more than 5.5 million visitors and earned about VND17.3 trillion (US$761.2 million) from tourism activities. The number of foreign arrivals to Khanh Hoa has to date surpassed 2 million, up 69% from the same period last year, according to the province's Department of Tourism.
Khanh Hoa province looks to welcome 8.5 million tourists, including 3.5 million foreigners, by 2020, and earn VND70 trillion (US$2.99 billion) in tourism revenue.