Cai River in Nha Trang is the largest river in Khanh Hoa province. At the height of 1,812m, Cai River begins from Gia Le mountain and flows through Dien Khanh District, Khanh Vinh District and then Nha Trang City to the sea at Cua Lon. Take a tour on Cai River in Nha Trang, visitors will discover Nha Trang islands, rural life of local people, ancient pagoda and handicraft villages also.
Cai River in Nha Trang includes sevens tributaries but they are very short (about 20km). Therefore that creates a lot of waterfalls at upstream such as: Dong Trang, Ong Hoa waterfall, Da Lu waterfall, Nhet waterfall and Mong waterfall, etc. Flowing to Xuan Lac village, the River is divided into two branches: one branch flows to the East-South from Xuan Lac; and another one flows to the East- North.
What to see
Sitting on the boat on Cai River, visitors will admire Nha Trang lies silently in a bay and its three sides the West, South and North are surrounded by imposing mountains. There are some main stopping points on the banks along Cai River that tourists can visit; and one of them is Hai An Tu (Hang pagoda) in which a range of Buddha statues exhibited.
Besides, you can stop for a while at Coconut Island, in which people only plant coconut trees. Walking around under the shade of plants, visitors will be charmed by the green color of bushy coconut forest. Tourists have chance to drink sweet fresh coconut milk picked by local people manually.
Overview of Cai river
Another special attraction is Phu Vinh village. Here, tourist will visit handicraft villages such as Lu Cam pottery village and mat weaving in Ngoc Hoi village. It will be more interesting when you participate in some stages of the making process to experience how skilful the craftsmen need to be.
Furthermore, visiting an ancient 200 year-old house is also a highlight of the stop. The house was built based on traditional architecture with tiled roof, wood pillars and many antiquities inside. The house lies in a large yard silently surrounded by many old trees. That creates a peaceful atmosphere so your mind seems to be untroubled for a while.