Cam Ranh Bay tourism is still new and remains many interesting things for visitors in Vietnam vacationto explore. Coming to Cam Ranh, you can immerse yourself in the poetic natural scenery with the wild landscapes.
Best Things to Do & See in Cam Ranh Bay
Bai Dai Beach
Although only 20 km far from Nha Trang city center and about 12 km from the airport, Bai Dai has a pure natural space. In addition to the road from the airport to the spacious city center, which is paved and planted with flowers, this area has nothing called modern. On this 10-kilometer beach, there are only blue sea and white sand. Along the coast are high white sand dunes. Rarely does it have such white sand hills?
The beach here is smooth, clean and especially not much impact of human hands. The sea here is quite shallow, so it is very safe for visitors including those who cannot swim. The feeling of swimming here is also different from swimming in Nha Trang beaches because you will not be affected by the noise of the engine on the street, the water motor and the guests walking on the beach…
Sealife Amusement Park
The Sealife amusement park has a total area of 5,000m² of water in Cam Hai Dong commune, Cam Lam district, Khanh Hoa province, located in the beautiful sea with fine sandy beaches at Bai Dai. Coming to this amusement park, you will be surprised with the largest floating park in Vietnam, up to 2000m² wide with many new experiences.
Here, you will experience sea sports services such as parachute flying, jet skiing, water skiing. In addition, you can go scuba diving to watch corals, go banana buoys on the sea, watch marine fishes on basket boat … Sealife has become a familiar destination of many young people who love thrilling games at sea.
Although officially put into operation not too long but the sea amusement park Sealife is really a new entertainment destination, attracting many young people love to experience at Cam Ranh beach. Coming to Sealife, you can enjoy relaxing moments watching the long sandy beaches, taking a dip in the cool blue sea or tasting the fresh seafood in the beachside huts.
Tu Van Pagoda
Tu Van is a pagoda built in 1968 on 3/4 road, Cam Ranh City. Due to the reason that the temple is built mainly from snail shells and corals, the temple is also known by the name of Oc Pagoda (Snail Pagoda) or San Ho pagoda (Coral Pagoda). Thanks to its unique architecture, the pagoda has become an attractive attraction. The most impressive thing is that the 39-meter Bao Tich tower is recognized as the highest blessing tower in Vietnam. The tower has an elaborate structure with 49 pyramidal pyramids on the outside, each of which has a statue of a thousand hands and a thousand eyes; At the top of each pyramid, there is a small stupa. Therefore, hundreds of large and small Buddha statues are meticulously arranged on this tower.
In addition to the tower, the journey down to “18 floors of hell” is a very interesting experience at Tu Van Pagoda. The road down to “hell” is only about 500 meters long but is still marvelously built from coral stones, snail shells, outside covered with eye-catching dragon shapes. Penetrating deep underground, the path here is dark, narrow and tortuous. Along the path are 12 plots that record the crime of the world and the punishment at the prison, like the advice for people to live good and be kind. Sometimes you will be startled because of the scene of “creepy torture” hidden in the flickering light.
Hon Ba Natural Reserve
Hon Ba is a mountain located between Khanh Phu commune, Khanh Vinh district, and Suoi Cat commune, Cam Lam district, quite close to Cam Ranh. Hon Ba is 1578m high compared to the sea, the road from the foot of the mountain to the peak is winding, looking from a distance like a snake wrapped around the summit, the average slope here is 8 degrees, so it is quite easy to run to the top of the mountain.
At a higher altitude than Dalat, the temperature in Hon Ba ranges from 10-20 degrees Celsius and is cloudy all year round. The way to Hon Ba is said to go through a primeval forest but now there are only a few old trees, the rest are low-grade trees. More than 8 years ago, Hon Ba was opened by Khanh Hoa province and Yasaka Nha Trang hotel invested to develop tourism but up to now, Hon Ba is almost just a destination for people to visit the place where Dr. Yersin once lived and worked.
Foods in Cam Ranh Bay
Can Cake Cam Ranh
The first specialty in Cam Ranh that we cannot miss when coming here is Can cake. What is more interesting than eating a crunchy hot cake filled with a bowl of sour-tasting broth in the cool atmosphere of the coastal city.
Can cake Cam Ranh is made from rice flour and onion oil, accompanied with shrimp, squid, quail eggs or minced meat,… However the cake is delicious or not, besides depending on the ingredients of the cake, it depends on the bowl of sauce. Sauce for Can cake is usually divided into 2 types: sweet sauce and seasoning sauce served with kohlrabi cut into small pieces, green mango, and a little spicy hot pepper.
Mango Rice Paper
In addition to lobster farming, Cam Ranh land is also famous for the immense mango gardens. You can find mango rice paper in many provinces in Vietnam, but mango rice paper at Cam Ranh is very delicious and special. Enjoying mango rice paper does not need to be too sophisticated and complicated. You can eat directly to feel the sweet taste mixed with sour, fragrant, subtle in the nose.
Fine Rice Vermicelli with Pig’s Tripes
In Cam Ranh, the fine rice vermicelli with pig’s tripes is used for breakfast, this dish is so popular that even going to any big or small market, they all sell this dish. When eating, the cake is spread with chopped onions or shredded chives, sprinkled with a little onion, depending on the preferences of each person. The piece of white rice vermicelli cake is chewy and has a fragrant smell of rice and onion.
The cake is served with pig’s tripes and sauce mixed with chili, garlic and a few drops of lemon juice. The pig’s tripes plate is served with fine rice vermicelli that has enough heart, liver, kidney, and bacon.
Quang noodle in Cam Ranh is skillfully processed, the noodles are very soft but do not create a feeling of being dull and the sauce cooked with bone should have a sweet and charming taste. A full bowl of noodles includes chicken, pork, shrimp, salads, peanuts, and rice paper. You just need to mix them up and enjoy your delicious breakfast.
In recent years, pointed-chicken emerged as a new type of Cam Ranh’s cuisine. The reason for the name “pointed-chicken” (also called chicken buffet) is when visitors come to the restaurant there will be the right to point to choose the chicken they want, the restaurant will process according to each guest. Normally, soft meat hens will be processed in ways such as boiling, steaming; Heavy bone roosters are often used for baking. Chicken can be processed into various dishes such as steamed, boiled, grilled, cooked with giang leaves, cooked to porridge, fried with fish sauce or squeezed in the salad,…
An interesting feature in pointed-chicken restaurants is the style of decoration and eating extremely rustic. In the meantime, visitors can lie back in the hammock, in the middle of the green and fresh garden, then grill your own chicken on the dining table with family and friends.
Squid pancake is one of the famous specialties of Cam Ranh, locals often sell this dish in the evening. If in other provinces, before putting in cakes, squid is often marinated with spices, at Cam Ranh, the squid will only be washed, sliced, then put into a cake mold that has been coated with thin powder. When eating, each squid is still fresh, crispy, sweet and full of sea taste.
Cam Ranh Bay Travel Guide
Best Time to Visit Cam Ranh Bay
Cam Ranh has a monsoon climate but is also dominated by ocean climate. Therefore, Cam Ranh weather is relatively mild, not too harsh as in the North and not too erratic as in the South. The best time to travel to Cam Ranh is from March to September, at this time the weather is very beautiful and the sky is clear. However, if you go on another time, you can also get the perfect trip if you check the weather forecast before you come here.
How to Get to Cam Ranh Bay
Cam Ranh is located in a very convenient location, so you can have many choices of transports to move from anywhere to here.
Visitors who choose to travel by plane will land at Cam Ranh airport. From Cam Ranh airport, you can easily move to the resorts in Cam Ranh as well as Cam Ranh and Nha Trang city center. Some airlines operate a round-trip flight to Cam Ranh airport including Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar and Vietjet Air. In addition, there are a number of international airlines with flights to Cam Ranh airport such as China Southern, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Korean Air … Airfares depend on time and flight.
Currently, every day from Saigon station there are 2 trains going to Nga Ba station (Cam Ranh) so it is very easy for you to come to Cam Ranh from your Ho Chi Minh City tours. You can buy tickets at Saigon Station.
Address: 1 Nguyen Thong St, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: (08) 3843 6528 – (08) 3843 6528 (service time is from 07:00 to 19:00 daily).
Currently, coach firms in Saigon – Cam Ranh – Nha Trang have a lot of high-quality cars, beds, and high-class seats, with the price from VND 170,000 to 200,000/ person.
Accommodations in Cam Ranh Bay
Cam Ranh hotel and resort is very diverse, depending on the conditions of the individual you can easily choose for yourself a suitable accommodation. However, if you want to rest in a private place, quiet, easy to see the sea and walk along the coast, you can choose the resorts along the beach of Bai Dai such as The Anam, Fusion Resort, Cam Ranh Riviera Beach Resort & Spa,…