Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a coastal city in the province of Khánh Hòa in Vietnam. It forms the tourist center of the state and has about 350 375 inhabitants ( 2005).

Geography

The town lies at the mouth of the Song Cai in the South China Sea, about 447 kilometers northeast of Saigon.

There is usually a tropical climate with an average temperature of 27 ° C. Between June and August, the climate is subtropical. The annual total precipitation is about 2000 mm.

Economy: fishing and tourism

Fishing and tourism are the main economic pillars of the city. In addition, north of the city is created at the time of Van Phong deepwater and Transshipmenthafen.

The fishing port of Nha Trang to the north of the city is home to a small fishing fleet. The fishermen fish at night and return in the morning back to Nha Trang. Since Nha Trang is located in the catchment area of the autumn typhoons, fishing during the months of October must be set to November.

Nha Trang is known as the tourist center of Vietnam. Already the French colonialists knew the beautiful beaches appreciate and designated Nha Trang as the " Nice of the East '. Miles of sandy beaches and many Situated in the Bay Islands and coral reefs are perfect for swimming. For these natural conditions a tourist center of Vietnam has developed there. At the city beach along the promenade on Tran Phu Boulevard, there are numerous restaurants, beach bars and hotels. As a main tourist attraction of Nha Trang the Cham towers Thap Ba Ponagar apply in the north of the city. This is one of the most important Cham sites in Vietnam. The buildings have both been extensively renovated in recent years, without destroying the character. From the southern end of the Trang Phu Boulevard of Vinpearl Cable Car travels height is 3 km away Hon Tre Island ( Bamboo Island ), on which there is an extensive tourist facilities in about 60 m.

The area around Nha Trang is well suited for sailing. This is due to its long coastline, the tranquil lake, good wind and the offshore islands such as Hon Tre, Hon Yen and Hon Rua. For snorkelers and divers, the reason, however, sometimes very strongly is polluted by plastic bags, cans and other debris represents the fish stocks are decimated by dynamite fishing practiced until today. Coral bleaching has not yet taken hold and with supposedly 350 registered species are counted more than in the Caribbean together. Many rare species of fish are to be commonplace here, big fish there, however.

Transport links

Through the city of Nha Trang, the National Road NH -1. Many intercity bus lines connect the city to the south and north of the country. Not far away is the town of Dalat in the Central Highlands. Also, the long-distance train " Reunion Express" between Hanoi and Saigon drives to the train station of the city. A peri-urban airfield was closed in 2004 for civilian air traffic. The entire air traffic with scheduled flights to and from Saigon, Hanoi, Da Nang and - internationally and directly - once or twice a week with " Vietnam Airlines" to Moscow is unwound from Cam Ranh 35 km and about 45 minutes drive south airport - the former USN base Cam Ranh Bay.

Attractions

  • Cham sanctuary ' Thap Po Nagar
  • Chợ Djam (central market )
  • Fishing port
  • Hon Chong, a rock that shows the hand of a giant footprint on a Legacy
  • Catholic cathedral ( built in 1930) cathedral
  • Long Sơn Pagoda on the dragon's hill, 14 m high Buddha statue
  • National Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium of Vietnam and Institute of Oceanography ( founded in 1923 ), 01 Cau Da, Tran Phu. The complex is located just a few hundred yards from the harbor in the south, at the end of Nha Trang Bay.
  • Pasteur Institute with the Alexandre Yersin Museum - (10 Tran Phu St. )
  • City Hall and one of the ubiquitous war memorials on Tran Phu Blvd

Gallery

Hon Chong Rocks

Long Son Pagoda

On the market

Vinpearl Cable Car