InterContinental Nha Trang
Begin your perfect day by getting up early and walking along the beautiful beach while watching the stunning ocean sun rise view and maybe take a swim while the morning air still cool. Afterward, return to the hotel and have breakfast at our Cookbook Cafe restaurant where attention to detail and perfection is the order of the day. A 8 minutes taxi ride will lead you to the picturesque Po Nagar Temple. Although built in the 7th centuries, the site was first used for worship as early as the 2nd century AD. To this day Cham, ethnic Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists come to Po Nagar to pray and make offerings, according to their respective traditions. This site has a continuing religious significance, so be sure to remove your shoes before entering. Another short drive north and ready yourselves for a totally unique experience! Indulge in Nha Trang's specialty mud bath in the Thap Ba hot spring. A variety of nature based treatments is a perfect way to end your morning on a relaxing note.
After having lunch at our Asian specialty restaurant on the first floor, take a taxi ride south to the Institute of Oceanography for an entertaining but educational experience. Housed in a grand French-colonial building in the port district, the museum includes tanks of colourful live marine life and the 60,000 jars of pickled specimens that make up the collection. The charming guide will make sure your trip is fun and memorable, especially for family with children. If you are feeling adventurous, rent a boat to one of Nha Trang bay's many small islands and enjoy a fantastic scuba diving experience. The coral reef is teeming with marine life which makes for wonderul photography opportunities. All diving services will provide you with proper equipments and professional instructors. Please ask our concierge desk for more details. Finally, get back to the hotel for a relaxing message at the tranquil InterContinental Spa. Under the hands of our expert therapists, your spa experience will be taken to new levels of rejuvenation.
There's no better time to taste Nha Trang's exquisite local seafood. Whether you choose to eat in a fine dining restaurant or from street vendor on the beach, there are abudant fresh seafood fitting for every budget. Afterward you can take a leisurely stroll on lively Tran Phu street - the heart of Nha Trang and enjoy the city's vibrant night life. Relax in our hotel lobby bar with contemporary ambience and enjoy one of our our signature cocktail before heading out Sailing Club - Vietnam's only night club on the beach and party the night away!
Don'ts when travelling in Vietnam
Don’t carry more money than you need when walking around the streets. Don’t wear large amounts of jewelry. There are two reasons for not doing this: (1) It is considered impolite to flaunt wealth in public; (2) It is more likely that you may become a victim of a pickpocket or drive-by bag snatcher. Don’t take a ride by motorbike taxi (xe om) if you're not familiar with the city. Don't wear singlet, shorts, dresses or skirts, or tops with low-neck lines and bare shoulders to temples and pagodas. To do this is considered unrespected and offensive. Never sleep or sit with the soles of your feet pointing towards the family altar when in someone’s house. Do not try to take photographs of military installations or anything to do with the military. This can be seen as a breach of national security. Never take video cameras into the ethnic minority villages. They are considered to be too intrusive by the local people. Physical displays of affection between lovers in public are frowned upon.
Dos when travelling in Vietnam
Store your passport, cash, credit cards, airline tickets and other valuables in a safe place (in-room safes or hotels deposit facility). Take care of all your valuables. Bring as much as change for taxi fare and other public transportation. Bargain 50% when shopping at local markets. Ask for permission when taking a photograph of someone. Use waterproof sun cream if you plan to spend a good amount of time in the water when you travel to Vietnam. Travel with recommend tour agencies. Dress discreetly while entering temples and other religious places. Always remove your shoes at the front door when entering local’s houses.