Not only the blue sea, white sand, sunshine, Nha Trang tourism paradise also includes beautiful mountains. One of them is Co Tien Mountain – Nha Trang, where you can satisfy your favorite trekking, camping, panoramic view of the coastal city in a very new angle; At the same time, this is also a not-to-be-missed spot for beautiful photos.
Co Tien mountain overview
Co Tien Mountain – Nha Trang is located on Pham Van Dong Street, Vinh Hoa Ward. From the city center, you follow Tran Phu street, heading to the northwest. When passing Hon Chong, you will encounter a small road surrounding by the mountain, you turn to this road and park at the nearby parking spot.
Walkabout 150m, you will see a small path surrounded by fences, which is the path to Co Tien mountain. The best way to go to Co Tien is a motorbike so that you can enjoy sightseeing along the way.
Currently, there is no tour to Co Tien Mountain – Nha Trang, so you can rent a motorbike at the hotel with prices from 50,000 – 120,000 / day and start the journey. This mountain is only 400m high so you only need to be in good health to be able to conquer the peak easily.
The thrilling legend about the Co To Mountain
Right from the city center, you can also see Co Tien Mountain – Nha Trang in the distance. This mountain consists of 3 adjacent peaks. If you look from the sea, you will see the mountain is shaped like a woman lying face up looking at the sky, long soft hair spread out to the sea.
In the past, the land of Nha Trang was very wild and deserted, with only grass and apricot forest growing on the white sand. The sea was not as peaceful and as blue as it is now, but it was the home of an extremely violent sea monster.
At that time, the life of the people here was very miserable, because they were just hanging around foraging in the forest, while in the sea, there was abundant fish and shrimp. Sea demons always throw turbulent, high waves on the shore to swam people into the sea, submerge and eat them, so no one dared to step on the sand.
Fear of their small fate before the fierce sea demon, people here only know to pray for bits of help from gods and heaven. Their wails echoed the sky, to the ears of a fairy. She immediately lowered the earth to find the devil.
After several days of fierce fighting, the sea monster died, the body was chopped into pieces, turning into Hon Chong and many other islands scattered offshore. And the fairy was also seriously injured, unable to fly to heaven, she lay down on the beach, looked up at the sky and slept forever, turning into the mountains of Co Tien – Nha Trang.
Experiences at the mountain
As a new tourist destination in Nha Trang , Co Tien Mountain will make you overwhelmed by its beautiful, majestic natural scenery. It only takes from 40 minutes to 2 hours to conquer the summit, this trekking trail is suitable for even those who have never climbed.
The road to the mountain is quite easy to go and has a very nice view with one side of the beautiful green mountain, the other is the vast sea and the whole city undulating. The peak is quite flat, so you can bring a tent to camp overnight, watching the city shimmering with lights below.
If you have more time, you can visit the remaining two peaks of Co Tien Mountain. The road to the 2nd peak is not too long, but it is steep, so it is a bit difficult to go, but from the top 2 to the top 3, the slope is gentle, very easy to go, you will feel like you are walking on a green steppe with the cooling sea breeze.
At any time of the day, Co Tien Mountain – Nha Trang also brings a unique beauty, very attractive. However, the most appropriate time to conquer this mountain in the early morning, when the weather is still fresh or in the afternoon, to watch the city lights up. Co Tien Mountain is also a virtual check-in point in Nha Trang that is loved by young people.
Because the view on the top is remarkably unspoiled, there is no restaurant for tourism, so if you want to picnic or camping on the top of the mountain, you need to prepare drinking water, food, and tents. For overnight camping here, you need to follow a large group to ensure safety.
In the evening, the temperature in the mountains will decrease so you need to prepare an extra coat or a thin blanket. To protect the natural environment on the mountain, you absolutely do not litter indiscriminately, do not light fire because it is easy to cause forest fires.
Considered as one of the potentials of Khanh Hoa tourism, Co Tien Mountain is a new destination to look for interesting experiences and strange views of the coastal city.
Like a tower of wind and storm shielding the coastal city, Co Tien Mountain not only has charming scenery, beautiful nature, but also an attractive and new attraction for visitors. From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy panoramic city seaside and take hundreds of beautiful photos!