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Nha Trang

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Visit nha trang

Vietnam’s most popular beach destination, Nha Trang, is located on the south central coast of Vietnam, just over 400 kilometres northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. A train journey of as little as seven hours or 45 minutes by plane delivers travellers to the best city beach Vietnam has to offer. While the city today is a modern, pleasant town, the area itself was quiet and undeveloped until the arrival of the French - who immediately set about transforming it into a seaside resort.

Most visitors to the area frequent Nha Trang's luxury resorts, the best of which is the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, which features quiet, secluded villas with panoramic views of the nearby South China Sea. The high-rise, high-energy beach resort of Nha Trang enjoys a stunning setting: it's ringed by a necklace of hills, with a turquoise bay dotted with tropical islands. Additionally, another famous sight is the Po Nagar Towers, a series of monuments dating back to the Cham Empire, a Hindu civilization that once ruled much of southern Vietnam.
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Nha Trang is best known for its palm-lined golden sand beach, which stretches for four miles, and its climate. The town enjoys an average of 250 days of sunshine a year, and an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius.
Dzung Nguyen
Vietnam Travel Specialist

Things to See and Do in Nha Trang

Po-Nagar-Towers

Po Nagar Towers

Built between the 7th and 12th centuries by the Champa kingdom, a Hindu realm which ruled much of central and southern Vietnam for almost a millennia, the Po Nagar Towers are still actively used for worship by Cham, Chinese and Vietnamese Buddhists. Originally the complex had seven or eight towers, but only four remain, of which the 28m-high North Tower, with a terraced pyramidal roof, vaulted interior masonry and vestibule, is the most magnificent. The towers stand on a granite knoll 3km north of central Nha Trang, on the northern bank of the Cai River.
Nha-Trang-Cathedral

Nha Trang Cathedral

Built in the early twentieth century in French Gothic style, the beautiful Nha Trang Cathedral is situated atop a hill that overlooks the city. The interior of the cathedral is a bright, airy, well-lit place, replete with colorful stained glass windows, high, vaulted arches, and a domed ceiling. It’s a surprisingly elegant building given that it was constructed of simple cement blocks. Some particularly colourful Vietnamese touches include the red neon outlining the crucifix, the pink backlighting on the tabernacle and the blue neon arch and white neon halo over the statue of St Mary.
Doc-Let-Beach

Doc Let Beach

Around 45km north of Nha Trang, Doc Let is a quiet, beautiful 18-kilometre beach with chalk-white sands and shallow turquoise waters that lacks the crowds and pollution found throughout Nha Trang, ranking it among Vietnam's best beaches. It's ideal for swimming with no rocks and a shallow depth for some way out. Dine on freshly caught seafood, prepared beachside by local fishermen, lay on the sand, or go for a ride in a locally-made basket boat.

If you don’t have the time to stay here (and you really should), then it is well worth doing it as a day trip.
Alexandre-Yersin-Museum

Alexandre Yersin Museum

Founded in 1990, this small museum is dedicated tothe Swiss-French bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin (1863–1943), who founded Nha Trang’s Pasteur Institute in 1895. The Swiss-born Yersin introduced rubber and quinine-producing trees to Vietnam, and discovered the rat-borne microbe that causes bubonic plague. The museum is set within the late French bacteriologist’s home in Tran Phu Street, hosting extensive exhibits of his personal belongings and laboratory equipment, as well as original letters and photographs from his travels around Vietnam. There's information in English, French and Vietnamese, with a short film on Yersin’s life.
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Basket Boat Rides

Considered one of the most interesting and instantly recognizable creations of Vietnamese people, known locally as “Thung Chai” or “Thuyen Thung”, basket boats are small, shell-like craft woven from strips of bamboo and waterproofed with a coating of pitch. Similar to western coracles, basket boats can seat approximately five people, though their shallow draft and light weight often means that they can be easily tipped over. The basket boats are an inseparable part of a fishermen’s lives in the central coastal regions of Vietnam.
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Monkey Island

Home to a tribe of monkeys who have long been accustomed to interaction with humans, Lao Island, more popularly known as Monkey Island is an easy day trip to Nha Trang. The island gets its nickname from the troops of monkeys who roam its woodlands and sandy beaches. While the simians are undoubtedly cute, they are still wild animals – and cunning creatures who live to snatch food and possessions off unwary tourists. Guests on the island can soak up the sun from a beach chair, zip down a waterslide, stroll through some gardens, and visit the handful of shops and restaurants.
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Scuba Diving

Scuba diving is a must-do activity in Nha Trang if you’re looking to get up close and personal with colourful sea creatures and thriving coral reefs. Given its location near the bountiful, clear waters of the South China Sea, Nha Trang is Vietnam’s premier scuba diving and snorkeling site. Thanks to its various water depths and swim-through tunnels, you can see a wide variety of small colourful tropical fish, manta rays, moray eels, and pufferfish as well as thriving soft and hard coral reefs.

Best Time to Visit Nha Trang

Best time to visit Nha Trang is during the longer dry season (typically January to September), with high temperatures and little rain. This is also the peak diving season in Nha Trang for diving enthusiasts. However, the very best time to enjoy clear waters and coral-rich dive sites is from April to August. That's when rainfall is at its lowest in Nha Trang.
Max Temperature(ºC)
Jan
27
Feb
28
Mar
29
Apr
31
May
32
Jun
32
Jul
32
Aug
33
Sep
31
Oct
30
Nov
28
Dec
27
Rainfall (mm)
Jan
42
Feb
15
Mar
25
Apr
43
May
55
Jun
44
Jul
38
Aug
49
Sep
138
Oct
291
Nov
275
Dec
162
Month
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

JAN
27ºC
42mm

FEB
28ºC
15mm

MAR
29ºC
25mm

APR
31ºC
43mm

MAY
32ºC
55mm

JUN
32ºC
44mm

JUL
32ºC
38mm

AUG
33ºC
49mm

SEP
31ºC
138mm

OCT
30ºC
291mm

NOV
28ºC
275mm

DEC
27ºC
162mm

Festivals, Events and Seasonal Reasons to Visit

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    Although most Cham people have converted to Islam, they still worship their gods at Po Nagar Cham Towers during annual religious festival of Thap Ba, which falls around the end of April and the beginning of May.

Suggested Itineraries

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Nha Trang, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists. Alternatively, if you would like to include a visit to Nha Trang on a bespoke touring itinerary to Vietnam, do not hesitate to contact us.
Vietnam Adventure Tour: Kayaking, Hiking & Cycling

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Mu Cang Chai - Phong Nha National Park - Hue - Da Lat - Nha Trang - Cai Be - Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam Family Holiday

Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Nha Trang - Hoi An - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Ideas for Experiencing Nha Trang

Full-Day Fishing & Snorkeling In Nha Trang
Scuba diving & snorkeling in Nha Trang Bay, home to beautiful coral reefs and tropical fish. Visit Hon Mun & Hon Mot, two of the most romantic islands in the island system of Nha Trang. And stop for fishing at Dam Bay.