Nha Trang - Tết 2012 (the Year of the Dragon)


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February 1st 2012
Published: February 1st 2012
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Tết 2012 (Vietnamese Lunar New Year) - the Year of the Dragon - I decided that it was time to go back to Nha Trang. It has been 12 years since my first trip to Nha Trang, so things have changed. Another reason for going back was that I wanted to see the sun and beaches. On my first trip to Nha Trang, I visited the major sites in the city and three islands, then traveled by bus to Đà Lạt high... Read Full Entry



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Shops and lanterns in Vinpearl LandShops and lanterns in Vinpearl Land
Shops and lanterns in Vinpearl Land

I am going to see musical fountain show at 7pm.
At Hòn Mun island (on the one day tour)At Hòn Mun island (on the one day tour)
At Hòn Mun island (on the one day tour)

On my first trip to this island 12 years ago, we had to stay on the boat and some tourists did snorkeling. Now the island is a nature reserve and tourists could step onto the island.
Nem nướng (Baked spring rolls)Nem nướng (Baked spring rolls)
Nem nướng (Baked spring rolls)

This is a street food near the beach in Tuy Hoà city. The sauce is put over the baked spring rolls. Inside spring rolls there is pork. It's very cheap, only VND 2,000 (10 US cents) for a stick. (Món nem nướng này bán gần biển Tuy Hòa. Mỗi xiên giá 2.000 đồng. Bên trong nem có thịt lợn).
Trí Nguyên aquariumTrí Nguyên aquarium
Trí Nguyên aquarium

The aquarium was built with concrete in the shape of a big sailing boat. There is stair way inside the building and I am going to walk up to the top of it.
Taking home the flowers by cycloTaking home the flowers by cyclo
Taking home the flowers by cyclo

Flower market in Nha Trang.
One of the dragons at the 2-4 SquareOne of the dragons at the 2-4 Square
One of the dragons at the 2-4 Square

There was a couple of dragons at the 2-4 Square in Nha Trang. Locals and tourists went to this place for taking photos. (Một trong hai con rồng tại Quảng trường 2-4 Nha Trang).
Floating bar - a game on the one day tourFloating bar - a game on the one day tour
Floating bar - a game on the one day tour

The boy standing on the floating board poured wine for the tourists who swam to his bar. The music was loud with the famous song Lambada. One of western girls even tried to stand on his board and after a few seconds she fell off to the water. Everyone laughed when seeing this game. (Trò chơi "quán bar nổi" trong tour một ngày thăm 4 đảo. Khách du lịch bơi đến chỗ chiếc phao nổi và nhận cốc rượu của mình. Một cô gái phương Tây cố gắng trèo lên phao đứng cùng cậu thanh niên, nhưng sau vài giây thì cô lại rơi xuống nước. Cậu thanh niên uốn éo theo tiếng nhạc Lambada. Tất cả mọi người đều cười vui vì trò chơi này).
Vinpearl Land on the Tre islandVinpearl Land on the Tre island
Vinpearl Land on the Tre island

The hotel is on the other side of the island. This is the area for outdoor and indoor games. You can get to the island by cable car or by boat.
An outdoor game in Vinpearl LandAn outdoor game in Vinpearl Land
An outdoor game in Vinpearl Land

The boys are screaming when they have their heads down.
Monkey cycling in Vinpearl LandMonkey cycling in Vinpearl Land
Monkey cycling in Vinpearl Land

There are monkey and dog performances at the show.
North - South Railway goes along the coastNorth - South Railway goes along the coast
North - South Railway goes along the coast

The locals told me the view is better when traveling by train. (Tuyến đường sắt Thống nhất chạy dọc theo bờ biển. Địa điểm này gần Đèo Cổ Mã (Đại Lãnh).
A village by the National Highway No. 1A village by the National Highway No. 1
A village by the National Highway No. 1

This village is called "Overseas Vietnamese village" as the locals in this village left Vietnam by boats after 1975, then they sent money to their families for building up new houses. Next to this village is a pagoda with a big Buddha statue. (Làng Tân Thủy nằm cạnh Quốc lộ 1 và được gọi là "làng Việt Kiều" vì những người sống trong làng này vượt biên rồi gửi tiền về xây nhà. Cạnh làng có một ngôi chùa với tượng Phật Bà Quan Âm).
Singing on the boatSinging on the boat
Singing on the boat

On the one day tour to 4 islands, after lunch, some local staff working on the boats sang songs in both English and Vietnamese.



1st February 2012

Great entry as Usual
Hey Ha I've made a mental note to add Nha Trang to my Vietnam trip.
1st February 2012

Chúc mừng năm mới - Great photos and comments of your trip (like always)
Always great to have news from you and your travels... Makes me remember those places I have been to. I'm missing the beautiful Bảo Đại pictures of you. Huge hugs from France to you
2nd February 2012

Happy Tet 2012
Hi Hong Ha, You are back :) The beach & water at Hon Mun look beautiful. Great write up :)
2nd February 2012
Vũng Rô bay in Phú Yên province

Hello:
You and the scenery is as beautiful as ever. I'll be coming back to VN in March. I hope to see you. Warm Regards, Kent Converse Governor
3rd February 2012

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17th February 2012

Nha Trang - Tết 2012 (the Year of the Dragon)
Thanks for your explanation with beautiful photos. And I admire your photographing works have been substantially advanced recently.
13th May 2012

visiting Vietnam end of year for a month
Have just discovered your blogs. They are fantastic and so helpful whilst I am planning my trip later this year with my husband.

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