Monkey island in Nha Trang

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20 kilometers to the North from Nha Trang and about 2 kilometers from the shore of the Bay is monkey island (or Monkey Island Hon Lao Island), densely populated living in the wild monkeys. During the Soviet-Vietnamese friendship on this island bred monkeys for export to the Soviet Union. During the war the work was stopped and monkeys filled the entire island.

They say that the island is now home to more than 1,500 monkeys. At 10:00, 14:00 and 15:20 and when the island brought a large group of tourists, a show featuring monkeys and dogs.

But not only the presence of monkeys this island. Enterprising Vietnamese organized on the island a few cafes and shops, the beach, smashed a suspended gardens and Park. There are even a few houses with rooms for recreation. On the beach you can rent chairs (15 000 VND or 150,000 private veranda with a table and several chairs), kayak (60,000 VND), jet ski, and in the depths of the island there is even a go-kart track. In the North of the island is a dive site. For the convenience of tourists organized road ride special machine with visitors to the island. You can also ride on a carriage pulled by horses.

If you come here as part of the tour, you will spend little on the island, you will see a show of monkeys and dogs, visit the local shop and back on the shore. If you arrive on the island on their own, you will have the chance to walk around the island, swim, relax and sunbathe on the local beach. But be very careful with the monkeys: they unceremoniously steal and even Rob tourists food and personal items. Do not for a moment be left unattended on their property. Sometimes monkeys can behave quite aggressive, especially if they start to tease (see how to behave with monkeys, precautions).

Some tourists leave the island completely frustrated and then they say that monkeys on the island are very few. But actually it is not so. Monkeys here very much, but during the heat they hide in the shadows of the trees. If you want to see them, you need to ask a local caretaker to feed them, and then you'll see a huge flock (of course, for feeding you will have to pay). If you will hire to explore the island a cart or electric car, during a walk can be arranged for a small feeding, and you can also see a variety of animals.

A few words about the show. Unfortunately, local trainers not too bother with the wards, and while the performances often urge on their sticks. If you are in such forms of training think negatively, you better show not to watch. However, overall the presentation is quite interesting and funny. Visit the show for free, when the "artists" collect tips from tourists.

💵 Entrance fee / tickets cost: visits to the island for free, you only need to get there by ferry or a tour.

🚶 How to get: monkey island on the map. To get to the island, you can purchase a boat tour from Nha Trang (from 250 000 VND, see currency of Vietnam), or a bus tour of the island with the delivery by ferry. You can also get yourself to the North jetty (North jetty in Nha Trang on the map) and buy a ticket to the island for 70 000 VND (35 000 children). The ferry runs approximately every 30 minutes or occupants. The ferry journey takes about 20 minutes.

To find this place during a solo trip will not be easy: access to the ferry (Marina and the place of sale of tickets) is very well marked and immediately visible when driving along the main road. Parking, is 2000 Dong. If you go from the centre of Nha Trang on the way QL1, you need to drive 18 kilometers. If you drive along the coast, you will have to drive about 22 miles, but the views on the way will be much more picturesque.

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Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
January 19, 2015
Today leave Nha Trang. The resort left a mixed impression.A wave of the sea - not swimming..But the beach is good..a beautiful Promenade and clean..Very much Annoying..Russian..Russian barkers pilipcova local and make a pitiful impression..maybe just not the season??? ...
George M. 4, 2015
Was Nachange before the new year, I loved it! Lived in a hotel Moritime. The hotel is nice clean, the rooms are cleaned every day. I don't like hotel on the outskirts and far from the city center, on foot you can walk 30 or 40, always used a taxi. Nearby there is a beach 100 meters away, but for some reason there is no one bathed, and we went closer to the center, where there are more people. Excursions like, for Souvenirs it is better to go to the evening markets where everything is cheaper and you can haggle! Tours can come in handy money, might drop a fortune to buy a good thing then you will need to run or ride. The fruit is better to buy the day before the departure at the Central market, very convenient. ...
Alexandra I. 18 July, 2015
We were in Nha Trang at the end of September 2014, the weather was comfortable and in order to sunbathe and swim, and to go on tour, the rains were a few days, lasted literally for an hour. Lived in a wonderful hotel, Best Western Premier Havana Nhatrang, the view is breathtaking! This hotel is near the beach and has an underground walkway from the hotel to the beach (which is very convenient for the newly arrived tourists, which in the early days of the road crossing, full of scooters, very unnerving), in addition, the hotel is situated near the building of the Lotus (the main landmark in Nha Trang), night market and shopping centre. Not going to say much about the hotel, I can only say that everything in it is great: Breakfast, pool, Spa, views, rooms, restaurants. On the first day, after settling we ran to explore the surrounding area and sample local cuisine. Main dishes consist of rice, seafood, you can taste ostrich meat, crocodile, turtle soup, and, of course, soup, Pho. In many places there is menu in Russian language, which, at times, can amuse the tourist such dishes as "pork cheapskate" and "shrimp with radioactive equipment" (translation to Russian). Also on the first line there is a nice restaurant, where home-cooked meals: 250 000 VND (about 600 rubles), visitors have the opportunity to choose any raw foods, which are presented in the restaurant (a large number of fish, meat, seafood, sausages, etc.) and cook them on the grill located on each of the tables. You can also eat in the café located a little further from the city center, just 40,000 Dong ($100). I advise you to go on ...
alenazzz 29 December, 2016
We in November in Nha Trang to the rest, and nothing, the rainy season even for the benefit went. It was not so hot and the waves to swim more interesting =) ...
Shab.ivan96785 25 January, 2017
Was at the Museum of impressions the price is 150 000 VND, not worth it!!! ...
Jaroslav 19 March, 2017
was 19-03-2017 at the entrance to the Cathedral, collect a fee, children free, adults 10 dongs. Tried to go on the other hand, we were sent back to the entrance ...
Ollga 13 July, 2017
Was 31.03.2017, no admission fee did not take with us. ...
Murzik 23 September, 2017
We recently returned from Vietnam. Was in Nha Trang, lived in a nice hotel NHA TRANG HOTEL DUBAI, not far from the hotel there is a pharmacy, Pharmacy 777, we've been buying sun creams and ointments for the joints. Back in Nha Trang really want to) ...
admin September 24, 2017

This is likely not a fee, and took the bait giliam-the nuns, or maybe do you have donations. ...
Egorov, 24 October, 2017
We are from white Russia. Can be used to eat out but we unichange , delicious food this is one./If the dealer fits a European the price is 4 times more mostly the food is not tasty. Delicious food closer to the North. This is the worst
.the rest of all. Cheaper in Bulgaria. In India. And tastier. People are kinder ...