Yang Bay Water Fall Nha Trang

Yang Bay Water Fall Nha Trang : Yang Bay waterfall, 48 km from Nha Trang, consists of three sets of falls -- Yang Bay, Yang Khang, and Ho Cho. It's a well-developed tourist spot and a regular stop for Vietnamese on group tours, but it's still worth seeking out on your own. The main falls have been heavily modified, and some swimming areas have been artificially created, but the effect is fairly natural and quite beautiful. It's a great spot for swimming -- you can get right up close to the falls and a take a shower, and there are bathing options for the timid as well as the intrepid. A bit crowded, of course, when the tour groups are here in force, but if you're in luck, you could have the place almost to yourself. You can hike up along the stream for about a kilometre to enjoy the next set of falls and good view. If you're interested in visiting Ho Cho falls, it's deeper into the forest, so enquire at the visitor's centre. There are restaurants and cafes -- expect to pay a tad more than you would in town for the same thing.

The grounds also feature two wildlife centres, which are larger (and more humane) than you might have experienced elsewhere in Vietnam. About 700 metres before the entrance to the park, there's a right turn leading to the crocodile ponds -- of course, crocs aren't up to much when they aren't feeding, and the ones here are only about a metre long, so if you've seen crocs in Australia, you won't be too impressed. The other centre is inside the grounds -- take a left after entering the gate. A sizable enclosure houses half-a-dozen Vietnamese bears. But bears are about as bad as crocodiles when it comes to lazing around and not doing much of anything. If you really want to get that great, cute-and-cuddly-bear shot, plan on camping out in the observation booth for a while, and keep reminding yourself that there's a reason why those National Geographic photographers make the big bucks.

How to get to Yang Bay Water Fall Nha Trang : To get to the falls, you have to find your way to Route 1. It meets Nha Trang at the northern end of town -- looking at a map, Le Thanh Ton street heading east would be the best way to get there, but it's one way in the other direction, so head for Yersin Street a bit to the north. Once you reach the five-way intersection on the edge of town, head straight east along Route 1. At about kilometre nine there's a blue sign showing the right turn to Yang Bay (pronounced 'zang bye') 29 km away. After you pass the sign, ignore the first right turn as the road bends and take the next right after the bend. The rest of the route is well-marked with signs pointing the way to Yang Bay.

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