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Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang – simple beauty in a peaceful fishing village

Spreading over hundreds of hectares, the Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang attracts visitors by its simple and peaceful natural setting. 

Introduction to Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang 

Hon Khoi Nha Trang is also known as “Hon Khoi peninsula” located in the east of Ninh Hoa district, Khanh Hoa, about 40km north of Nha Trang city center. 

Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang – simple beauty in a peaceful fishing village
Hon Khoi salt field (Photo: lyhlong)
(Photo: Vn.trip)

Three sides in Hon Khoi Ninh Hoa are surrounded by the sea and rivers. The most special thing to mention is the salt field stretching hundreds of hectares. This is also considered one of the largest salt fields in the Central region. .

(Photo: vfloreani)
(Photo: lyhlong)

The right time to explore Hon Khoi salt fields in Nha Trang 

When to come to Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang is a question that many people are interested in. Because Hon Khoi has a typical South Central Coast climate, to enjoy the cool weather and coincide with the salt harvest season, according to Khanh Hoa travel experience,  you should come here from April to June. 

April – June is the time to harvest salt (Image: shawolmeu)

At each different time, the Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang exudes its own unique beauty. In the early morning (from 4:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.), the sun begins to rise behind the small “salt mountains” drawing a very pure and clear scene. On the contrary, in the afternoon (15:30 – 18:00) this place brings a very charming and romantic nuance. The entire salt field at that time was like a giant mirror reflecting a fireball with brilliant rays of sunlight. The sky is purple, pink, orange and yellow, making both the ground and the sky seem to merge into one. 

Dreamy sharp wings cover the whole salt field (Photo: lyhlong)
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Impressive simple beauty in Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang 

Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang stretches endlessly under the bright sunlight, bringing with it a simple but strangely pure beauty. Each ray of sunlight shines on the sparkling water surface, highlighting each tiny salt shimmering like the jewels of the ocean. 

People are working hard 

If you visit Hon Khoi and witness the salt harvesting activities of the people, you will surely be surprised by the diligence and diligence of the people here. 

They usually work early in the morning (Image: shawolmeu)

Every early morning, salt makers in Hon Khoi will rush to the fields to prepare for a tiring day of work. Most of the people who make salt are local women, using simple labor tools with only a basket, a pair of light poles and a rudimentary rake. With their own strength, they diligently produce salty grains of salt. 

The grains of salt are the crystallization of tireless labor 

Salt making season in Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang takes place in the summer. So when coming here in the harvest season, even when the sun has not yet risen, you can still feel the heat rising from under your feet. 

(Photo: vfloreani)

Because of the great heat, people often go to work very early and try to complete the work quickly to avoid the scorching heat of the weather. Images of salt fields have been recorded by many photographers and become heart-wrenching works of art. 

(photo: ramatoursholland)

What to play at Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang? 

In the journey to Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang , you should take time to visit Doc Let beach. This is one of the famous tourist destinations in the region, suitable for those who love to explore the wild and peaceful scenery, away from the crowded streets. 

Doc Let beach has many pure, smooth white sandhills and a flat and quite shallow beach. The seabed is gentle and does not have a steep slope like other beaches, so even if you swim about 100m, the water level is only chest-high, very safe for you to swim. 

Doc Let Beach

Inside the beach, there are soaring, green casuarina forests creating a cool, clear natural wall. After bathing, visitors can go ashore to take a walk under the phi Lai trees, lightly gliding their feet on the sand is also very enjoyable. 

There are many hotels and motels near Doc Let beach, but most of them are still quite simple. Therefore, consider before choosing whether it meets your needs!

The sea water is very clear and blue 

What to eat when coming to Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang? 

At Hon Khoi Nha Trang, there is an extremely famous specialty, which is a salad. It sounds strange at first, but this is a very familiar dish for locals. The fishermen often make their own salad by mixing lemon anchovies with thinly sliced ​​banana cores, chopped eggplant, pineapple, coriander, herbs, chrysanthemum, perilla, lettuce,… 

In addition, because this is a sea area, there are many kinds of fresh seafood. Visitors can enjoy a number of dishes such as: steamed shrimp with lemongrass, fried crab with tamarind, steamed crab, fried milk crab,… and many other attractive specialties. 

Famous lua salad 

If you have the opportunity to travel to Khanh Hoa  and do not know where to go, then visit the Hon Khoi salt field in Nha Trang – a peaceful and simple destination in the middle of a prosperous city. 

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