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Nha Trang is a resort town located on Vietnam’s south-central coast. Though the city is popular with visitors for its Vinpearl Land amusement park and resort, there are tons of free and budget-friendly attractions within the city too. These are some of the cheap and free things to do in Nha Trang, Vietnam.
The Celestial Lady Pagoda is one of the symbols of Hue, Vietnam’s old imperial city. Located along the Perfume River just west of the old Imperial Citadel, the Celestial Lady Pagoda is a quiet and peaceful place of beauty and contemplation. And the best part is, it’s completely FREE to visit.
Just 10 kilometers north of Da Nang City, the Son Tra Peninsula, commonly known by its nickname "Monkey Mountain", is one of the most popular spots to spend a day outside of Da Nang.
Once considered by merchants from across Asia to be the center of the world, Hoi An is home to a number of ancient temples, shop houses, and clan houses for the different trading missions that made port in the city. Today, Hoi An is a protected city, and walking through the pedestrian-only old town is like stepping back in time.
The Po Nagar ruins in Nha Trang, Vietnam date back to the 2nd century. A small wooden temple stood on the hill in one form or another for the next few hundred years, until it was razed by invading Javanese in the 8th century. After that, Po Nagar was rebuilt in its current form. Today, you can visit the small but fascinating historical site while visiting Nha Trang.
Don't leave central Vietnam without stopping in Hue to visit the Imperial City, sample the colorful and vibrant royal cuisine, and of course enjoying a cup of famous Hue salt coffee!