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Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is bounded on the north by Ninh Hoà district, on the south by Cam Ranh town and on the west by Diên Khánh District.

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1 - Vĩnh Nguyên

   9 km away

Vĩnh Yên is the city capital of Vĩnh Phúc Province, in the Red River Delta region of northern Vietnam. The population is 76,650 people, the area is 50.87 km². This city hosted 2012 Asian Men's Cup Volleyball Championship.

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2 - Long Sơn Pagoda

Mount Tà Cú Pagoda is a temple on Tà Cú mountain, Hàm Thuận Nam District, Bình Thuận Province, Vietnam. The statue of Reclining Buddha of Tà Cú is the longest reclining Buddha statue in Vietnam, and depicts the Buddha entering paranirvana.

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3 - Shore Excursions in Nha Trang

Leaving Nha Trang beach city, tour guides will drive you on calm and cool roads along beautiful peaceful countryside villages of Nha Trang. You'll get to relax at a waterfall in Hon Ba jungle scenery while enjoying a barbecue lunch before riding up to Hon Ba mountain, where you will take in some breathtaking scenery.

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4 - MerPerle Hon Tam Resort

   8 km away
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5 - Long Son Pagoda

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6 - Scuba Diving in Nha Trang

Enjoy an amazing diving experience open to everybody from 10 years old and up. This course is done in a small-group setting with a maximum of 2 people per instructor. You will learn the basics of scuba diving and have a great time.

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7 - Nha Trang Bay

   12 km away

Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khánh Hòa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is bounded on the north by Ninh Hoà district, on the south by Cam Ranh town and on the west by Diên Khánh District.

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8 - Cam Ranh Bay

   28 km away

Cam Ranh Bay is a deep-water bay in Vietnam in Khánh Hòa Province. It is located at an inlet of the South China Sea situated on the southeastern coast of Vietnam, between Phan Rang and Nha Trang, approximately 290 kilometers northeast of Ho Chi Minh City.

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9 - Motorcycle Tours in Nha Trang

Get out and explore Nha Trang countryside.Explore the roads less traveled in the countryside hopping onto the back of a motorbike. Get an insight into the lives of the local people as you visit markets,local families, and a handcraft village, you will also get to visit some cool spots that only a local would know.

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10 - Cam Ranh

   30 km away

Cam Ranh is a city in southern Khánh Hòa Province, in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam.

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11 - Snorkeling in Nha Trang

Enjoy a wonderful day away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some quality time with your family and friends at the beautiful Hon Mun Island Marin Park. In this 6-hour guided tour you will be delighted by the clear and warm waters with tropical fishes and by the magnificent colors in one of the largest reef structures in Vietnam. The trained staff knows the best spots around the reef and will show you the most interesting corals and marine life. All snorkel equipment is provided as well as breakfast, lunch, and transfer in an air-conditioned vehicle.

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12 - Sightseeing Cruises in Nha Trang

See a different side of Nha Trang with a memorable sunset boat trip. Visit a rural riverside village, board a private boat and cruise along the tranquil Cai River. Enjoy panoramic views of the distant mountains, colourful boats and local villages as the sun sets low in the sky. Having two banks covered with beautiful scenery of fishing boats, trees and scattered houses, Cai River is an attraction for a night cruise. Our boat will take you along the winding branches of the river at night time. You actually go through the peaceful areas where, at intervals, the yellow light from countryside houses at the foot of mountain flashes in the dark.

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Why should you visit Nha Trang ?

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How to visit Nha Trang ?

Nha Trang, a coastal city in Vietnam, is an ideal destination for those seeking a perfect blend of relaxation and adventure. Its pristine beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and a plethora of cultural attractions make it a must-visit spot for travelers.

To reach Nha Trang, you can fly into Cam Ranh International Airport (CXR), which is approximately 30 kilometers south of the city. From there, you can take a taxi or an airport shuttle bus to Nha Trang. Alternatively, you can travel by train or bus from other major cities in Vietnam, such as Ho Chi Minh City or Hanoi.

It is highly recommended to book a few things in advance before your trip to Nha Trang. First, secure your accommodations, especially during the peak season (January to August). Secondly, if you plan to go scuba diving or snorkeling, book your tours ahead of time to ensure availability.

The costs in Nha Trang are relatively affordable compared to other tourist destinations. Accommodations can range from budget-friendly hostels to luxury resorts, while food and activities are reasonably priced. Expect to pay around $20 to $50 per day for budget travel and $100 to $200 per day for a more luxurious experience.

There are numerous exciting activities to do in Nha Trang, including:

1. Relaxing on the beautiful beaches, such as Tran Phu Beach or Bai Dai Beach.
2. Exploring the vibrant marine life through scuba diving or snorkeling.
3. Visiting cultural attractions, such as the Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda.
4. Soaking in the therapeutic mud baths at Thap Ba Hot Springs.
5. Taking a scenic cable car ride to Vinpearl Land, an amusement park on Hon Tre Island.

For delicious local cuisine, try these popular restaurants:

1. Lanterns Vietnamese Restaurant: Known for its authentic Vietnamese dishes and friendly atmosphere.
2. Yen's Restaurant: Offers a wide variety of seafood and traditional Vietnamese options.
3. MIX Restaurant: A fusion eatery combining Vietnamese and Western flavors.

When it comes to accommodations, here are some excellent options for various budgets:

1. Mojzo Dorm: A budget-friendly hostel with clean rooms and a social atmosphere.
2. Maple Hotel & Apartment: A mid-range option offering spacious rooms and a rooftop pool.
3. InterContinental Nha Trang: A luxurious choice with stunning sea views, exceptional service, and a beachfront location.

Off the beaten path:

For a unique and authentic experience, consider visiting the small fishing village of Bai Xep. Located about 10 kilometers south of Nha Trang, this quiet village offers a glimpse into the traditional Vietnamese way of life. You can stroll along the peaceful beach, observe local fishermen at work, and even take part in a hands-on fishing experience with the villagers. This hidden gem provides a refreshing escape from the bustling city and a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture.

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Nestled in one of the most beautiful bays in the world Nha Trang

The city of Nha Trang is a major seaside resort in Vietnam

Bordered by a mountain range, it enjoys a privileged climate sheltered from the wind.
The city has experienced rapid tourist development due to its strong Russian and Chinese presence. 
Numerous hotels, shopping centers, and restaurants have sprung up and allow visitors to make a stopover by the sea during their trip to Vietnam.

The city will not appeal to everyone

For those who prefer wild and quiet places, Nha Trang will not meet your expectations. 
On the other hand, if you want to enjoy lively nightlife and luxury hotels, you are in the right place. 

But the city has other assets. It is bordered by a 7 km long sandy beach where you can relax on deckchairs.
The bay is also dotted with islands that can be visited for day trips or for several days

Besides the beach, Nha Trang has other sites of interest

The Cham temple of Ponagar, an important archaeological site located only 2km from the center, is a must-see. 
You can also visit the Alexandre Yersin Museum, stroll through the Dam Market, visit the city's oceanographic institute or climb the steps of the Long Son pagoda.
On Hon Tre Island, there is also an amusement park, Vinpearl Land, offering various activities including 4D cinema.

If you have more time in Nha Trang, here are some other suggestions

Visit Đầm market: built-in 1908, it is the biggest market in Nha Trang.
You can find seafood, clothes, souvenirs, fruits, etc. It is not different from other Vietnamese markets. There is also a night market in Nha Trang but it is not so interesting.

Visit Po Nagar: Po Nagar is a Cham temple founded before 781, dedicated to the goddess Yan Po Nagar
The legendary founder of the kingdom of Champā and which is called in Vietnamese Thiên Y Thánh Mâu

Frequently Asked Questions by Travelers planning a trip to Nha Trang

When to visit? Nha Trang?

The climate in Nha Trang is relatively favorable, with less cold winter and a long dry season.

The average annual temperature is 26.3⁰C.

The rainy season usually starts in September and ends in December. 

It rains a lot in October and November. Avoid this period to travel to Nha Trang.

To enjoy surfing the best period is from December to March
The best season for diving is from April to the end of July.

By plane: Cam Ranh airport is located 35km south of Nha Trang city. There are several flights per day from Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, and Hanoi. 
You can also fly to Nha Trang from Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, and some major cities in China. 

By train: the city is served by the Nha Trang train station. The train trip between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang is pleasant and costs from 14€.

By bus: you can get there by bus from Hoi An, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh city, Buon Me Thuot, etc

Nha Trang Bay is part of the World's Most Beautiful Bays Club which includes 29 bays in 22 countries, united to preserve their environment.

"With an area of about 507km², Nha Trang Bay includes 19 islands and islets and is one of the few natural models of the bay system in the world, which gathers most of the rare and typical tropical ecosystems such as coral reefs, mangroves, seagrass beds... 

With a diversified ecosystem, Nha Trang Bay becomes the ideal shelter for rare and valuable animal species such as salangane, sedge, red coral, pearl oyster, oval abalone..." 

Between May and September, the beaches of Nha Trang are more beautiful than those of Hoi An, Da Nang, and Mui Ne.

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