Nha Trang City

Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khanh Hoa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and scuba diving and has developed into a popular destination for international tourists, attracting large numbers of backpackers, as well as more affluent travelers on the south-east Asia circuit; it is already very popular with Vietnamese tourists, with Nha Trang Bay widely considered as among the world’s most beautiful bays.

If you are a young active person, longing for sports activities to refresh your mind, you have chosen the right place. Nha Trang has a wealth of tourist activities for visitors, for example, boat sailing, island hopping, scuba diving, etc. are performed in Nha Trang. Scuba diving is one amongst the most interesting, mysterious and unique sports sea games in Vietnam in general and Nha Trang in particular. If you prefer sky to sea bed, you could join kite boarding. Winds are steady but don’t expect to get up on one hull too often. For luxury stay, high-quality services and interesting sea activities and games, Vinpearl might be an ideal destination. The 5-star resort is located on Tre Islet off the coast of Nha Trang City. It is considered one of the top 29 most beautiful bays in the world, there is a tropical paradise waiting to be found, one of Asia’s best kept secrets.

If you are more quiet, and would like to discover natural scenes, you could spend time on sight-seeing tours. There are a lot of beautiful sea sights here, such as Tam Islet, Mun Islet, Con Se Tre Islet, Ong Islet, Monkey Island, Yen Island (Swallow Island)… All the islands are scattered around the bay, and again, 100% pristine and beautiful. Each name reveals the islet itself’s main traits, for example, Monkey Islet, where there exists hundreds of monkeys, or Swallow Islet, which has a number of swallow species, the rich source of salangane (“Yến sào”). And the others’name express the islands’ shapes. Noi Islet is the most beautiful island of swallow, which you really have to come and see to have a brief real understanding of Vietnam’s traditional precious salagane-making industry.

If you are a scholor coming here to discover historical sides, you must drop by Po Nagar Towers (a Champa Tower), Palace of King Bao Dai, Long Son pagoda, The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, the largest of its kind in Indochina where thousands of oceanic life samples, exhibits are on display. It is also home to the largest oceanic library in Vietnam, Chánh Tọa Church (or Mountain Church), Nha Trang Pasteur Institute, Trí Nguyên Aquarium (an aquarium where hundreds of rare oceanic species are fed), and so forth.

Top things to do in Nha Trang City

Mun Islet

Must See Attractions

If you are looking for what to do when visiting Nha Trang, then note down some points in this article before departing your trip.

Must-see attractions in Nha Trang City

Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khanh Hoa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and scuba diving and has developed into a popular destination for international tourists, attracting large numbers of backpackers, as well as more affluent travelers on the south-east Asia circuit; it is already very popular with Vietnamese tourists, with Nha Trang Bay widely considered as among the world’s most beautiful bays.

  • Vinpearl Land
  • Po Nagar Towers
  • Hon Ba Nature Reserve
  • Yang Bay Waterfall
  • Hon Tam – Tam Islet
  • Hon Mun – Mun Islet
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Nha Trang seafoods

Must Eat Dishes

Nha Trang is not only famous for the pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving, but also for its special delicacies.

Must-eat dishes in Nha Trang City

Nha Trang is not only famous for the pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving, but also for its special delicacies. All makes Nha Trang become an unforgetable destination for people of all kinds.
Fresh fishes, prawns, squid, crab, lots of shellfish, jellyfish and other seafood are best ingredients to make delicious foods in the city. What to Eat in Nha Trang may be a common question of any tourists coming to the city.

  • Nha Trang Seafood
  • Nem nuong – Grilled Fermented Pork Roll
  • Cha ca Nha Trang – Fried fish paste
  • Banh xeo muc – Squid pancake
  • Banh can – Small round rice pancake
  • Bun ca sua Nha Trang – Special Nha Trang vermicelli soup
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Transportation in Nha Trang City

Nha Trang - Thap Tram Huong
From Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang City:
  • By air: From Saigon you will fly directly to Cam Ranh International Airport, once you get to the airport you still have almost 40 kilometres to get to the centre of town. The airport is serviced by plenty of taxis offering fixed price trips to town
    Vietnam Airline: (028) 38 320 320
    Vietjet Air: 1900 1886 - Jetstar: 1900 1550
  • By bus: If you’re looking for the least expensive way to get Nha Trang, you’ll be taking the bus.
    Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station: 292 Dinh Bo Linh, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City
    Mai Linh bus: (028) 39 39 39 39 or Phuong Trang bus: 1900 6067
  • By train: One of the popular options to travel to Nha Trang is by train. From Ho Chi Minh City, there is currently only option of overnight train to Nha Trang, which often arrives very early in the morning.
    Sai Gon Train Station: 1 Nguyen Thong Street, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Get around Nha Trang City:
Nha Trang has two main beaches: a larger one south of the Cai river, and a smaller one on the north. The southern beach, lined by the Tran Phu avenue, is by far the most popular among the visitors. Tourism infrastructure catering to foreign tourists, including diving schools, tour agencies, western-style bars and international restaurants and cafes, is mostly concentrated in the southern part of the beach
It’s easy to get around Nha Trang City by taxis, motorbike taxis, bicycles, cyclos or bus. Motorbike taxis hang out in every corner. Taxis are also plentiful. Or if you’re not in a rush, cyclos are a classic, fun way to tour the city in the evening.

Mai Linh taxi: (0258) 38 38 38 38
Vinasun taxi: (0258) 8 27 27 27
Khanh Hoa taxi: (0258) 3 810 810
Tram Huong taxi: (0258) 6 25 25 25

From Nha Trang City to Other Provinces:
  • Cam Ranh International Airport: Cam Ranh, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
  • Nha Trang Southern bus station: No.58 23/10 Street, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
  • Mai Linh Express: No.58 23/10 Street, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
  • Phuong Trang (Futa) Express: No.58 23/10 Street, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
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