Hon Tre Island is 25 sq. km and
belongs to a group of islands located south-west of Nha
Trang. It takes two hours to reach Hon Tre by rowboat and
only 20 minutes by ferry. Nha Trang reaps the benefits from
topographical advantages of sea, islands, mountains and
deltas. An endless range of mountains is located west of the
city. This city has many specialities. Every year, bird's
nest soup, or Yen nest soup, is cooked. The magnificent
coral seabed in Nha Trang also makes it ideal for
scuba-diving and snorkeling.
Within the city are the historical sites such as the
thousand-year old Cham Po Nagar Temple, Long Son Pagoda with
a huge white Buddha statue, the Pasteur Institute within
which is famous Dr. Yersin's Museum. Nha Trang is one of the
major cultural centres of the whole country.