Hon Khoi Salt Fields, Vietnam

The Hon Khoi Salt Fields are one of the most unique tourist destinations in Nha Trang, where mounds of natural salt are manually harvested from shallow fields along Doc Let Beach. Salt production is a thriving industry in Nha Trang due to Vietnam’s extensive coastline, generating about 750,000 tons every year.

The best time to visit Hon Khoi Salt Fields are between the months of January and July, when the summer climate (with temperatures that can go as high as 40°C) allows for the salt to be directed from the East Sea to the fields. It is then left there to evaporate for about 10-15 days before it is collected in wicker baskets, each weighing up to 10 kilogrammes.

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