Vietnam Attractions & Sightseeing
There’s an abundance of remarkable discoveries to be made near Eastin Grand Hotel Nha Trang. Here’s a pick of our favourite tourist attractions and sightseeing activities to enjoy the local culture and to discover some new, exciting experiences.
Po Nagar Cham temple complex was built between 8th and 11th centuries by the Cham people who once ruled the central plain of Vietnam. The Cham people, who were Hindu in origin, had their own Sanskrit-based script. They are renowned for their skills in sculpture and architecture and left behind a legacy of artifacts and temple settlements not only in Vietnam, but also Cambodia and Thailand.
Long Son Pagoda, also known as Chua Long Son, is situated on the foothill of Trai Thuy Mountain in the city of Nha Trang. The temple is famous for its large white Buddha image, which sits atop the mountain crest and can be seen from anywhere in town. Built in 1886 in the style of Taoist architecture, Long Son Pagoda has been home to many high-ranking Buddhist monks and the Vietnam Buddhist Studies Foundation was founded here in 1936.
Founded in 1990, the Alexandre Yersin Museum is set within the late French bacteriologist’s home in Tran Phu Street, hosting extensive exhibits of his personal belongings and laboratory equipment, as well as original letters and photographs from his travels around Vietnam. It is located adjacent to the Pasteur Institute of Nha Trang, which is a 15-minute walk from Nha Trang City Centre.
Ba Ho Waterfalls is one of Nha Trang’s must-visit attractions, comprised of three natural waterfalls that ends with a clear lake surrounded by a dense rainforest. Situated about 20 kilometres north of Nha Trang, the waterfalls are a favourite spot for hiking, swimming, picnics, and fishing.
Nha Trang Cathedral is the largest church in the city. Set atop a hill that overlooks Nha Trang Train Station, it was constructed in provincial French Gothic style by Priest Louis Vallet during the early 19th century and is locally known as the stone church or Nui Church in Nha Trang.
Interesting displays of local marine life, including over 20,000 live and preserved marine specimens, are provided by the Vietnam National Oceanographic Museum. The Institute has been open to the public since 1922 and also supports ongoing research and community initiatives, such as captive breeding programs, local coral reef restoration and regeneration.
Dam Market is hailed as the busiest of its kind when it comes to street markets in the famous coastal region. Open every day from 04:00 a.m until 06:00 p.m, local craftsmen, farmers and fishermen gather to sell to locals and visitors an extensive selection of handmade garments, trinkets, seafood, fresh produce, and packaged goods.