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Nha Trang has made a name for itself as one of the prettiest seaside places in all of Vietphái mạnh và if you lượt thích sea và svà then this is certainly a great pichồng. This part of Vietphái mạnh is now firmly on the tourist trail & sees a large number of domestic visitors as well as international travelers. For this reason, Nha Trang also has a great nightlife scene, which sets it apart from some of the sleepier resort towns in the country.

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If you lượt thích diving, then this is also a good choice as you can take in a plethora of underwater delights và the visibility off the coast is said lớn be excellent. All in all, if you want khổng lồ kiểm tra out a beach setting in Vietnam then Nha Trang is truly one of the best spots khổng lồ bởi so.

Here are the 25 best things to do in Nha Trang

1. Trek to the waterfalls

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Ba Ho Waterfall, Nha Trang

Nha Trang is known for its waterfalls & some of the most famous are Ba Ho & Fairy Spring Waterfalls.

These offer you the perfect opportunity to lớn get out và about và see some of the great outdoors in Vietphái nam.

Ba Ho is made up of a series of three cataracts và is located around an hour outside of Nha Trang, although it is well worth making the journey.

Fairy Spring Waterfalls also makes a great trip & you will find a large spring here which fills a swimming pool at the base of the falls.


2. Explore Po Nagar Cmê say Towers

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Po Nagar Cđam mê Towers

Po Nagar Cđam mê Towers were built from the 7th lớn the 12th centuries & there are four separate buildings that are used as a place of worship by Cmê say, Chinese, Vietnam giới & Buddhist worshippers.

There would originally have been around eight towers here in the days of old but now only four are still standing.

One of these is called the North Tower (or Thap Chinch in Vietnamese) which stands at a height of 28 meters and was built in 817 AD. The tower is remarkable as it has a pyramidal roof which is also terraced and the interior is made up of a vaulted ceiling and a gr& foyer.

All of the towers are located on the banks of the scenic Cai River and if you lượt thích history and architecture then this is one spot not lớn miss in Nha Trang.

Included in: Nha Trang Half-Day City Tour

3. Go diving

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Scucha Diving, Nha Trang

By far the most popular thing to vày in Nha Trang go diving or snorkeling và there are a variety of options on offer if you want to vì this.

You can either opt to swim offshore, or you can take a boat to lớn some of the idyllic islands that encircle Nha Trang which have sầu crystal clear waters và a vast array of sea life.

If you want to lớn get PADI certified then there are around 10 dive shops in Nha Trang where you can take classes, although you may want lớn skip the period from October to lớn December as the weather can make diving difficult and the visibility is poor.

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4. Visit the Buddha

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Buddha Statue, Bha Trang

Located at the summit of a hill behind the Long Son Pagoda is large statue of a trắng Buddha who is sitting on a pretty lotus blossom và measures an impressive 14 meters in height.

You can see the statue from all over Nha Trang & it is one of the main landmarks in the city.

At the base of the statue you will find some the statues of Thich Quang Duc và six other monks who phối fire to themselves in prothử nghiệm in 1963. To pay tribute to the self-immolations of the monks, the statues are ringed with fire.

One of the reasons to come here, apart from the chance lớn see the statues, is lớn take in the views from the top of the platsize.

5. Tour the Alexandre Yersin Museum

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Alexandre Yersin Museum

This museum is dedicated to lớn Dr. Alexandre Yersin who lived from 1863 to 1943 & who was a popular scientist in Vietphái mạnh.

He founded the Pasteur Institute in 1895 and although he originally came from Switzerl&, he could also speak fluent Vietnamese.

Some of the things that he did in his lifetime included bringing rubber và quinine trees lớn Vietphái nam and he also discovered the microbe that causes bubonic plague.

When you visit the museum you can tour Yerson’s office & you can also see some of his laboratory equipment.

There is also a film about his life shown at the museum.

6. Go for a sail

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Catamaran, Nha Trang

Most of the main activities in Nha Trang take place on the water and with that in mind you can sign up to go sailing here.

There are a huge number of boating companies in Nha Trang and you can either go for a simple boat trip off the coast or you can opt to lớn sail khổng lồ some of the neighboring islands.

Many of the boat trips available here also offer you the chance to go diving or snorkeling off the boat & they also usually serve a buffet lunch.

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7. Go shopping

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Dam Market

Another great reason khổng lồ come lớn Nha Trang is for the shopping.

The choices here are very varied và you can shop at high over mall or choose something a little more authentic.

If you want khổng lồ cửa hàng lượt thích a local, then head for Dam Market where you will find a range of handicrafts as well as specialties like dried seafood và local produce.

You can also buy Vietnamese textiles & clothes here & they also sell street food from the stalls set up in the market.

8. Soak at Thap Ba Hot Springs and Mud Baths

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Thap Ba Hot Springs And Mud Baths

Just khổng lồ the north of Nha Trang is the Thap Ba Hot Springs và Mud Baths which is the perfect spot if you are looking lớn relax for the afternoon.

The baths here are made up of a series of both hot & cold pools, or you can try something a little different và opt for a mud bath.

The mud is said to lớn have healing properties thanks to its high mineral nội dung và people usually slather their skin with the mud & then lie down in the bath và let it work its magic.

9. Walk to Long Son Pagoda

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Long Son Pagoda

Be warned that you will have sầu to walk up a steep set of steps to get to the top of the Long Son Pagoda.

The hike may be a little challenging, but it is more than worth it to lớn take in the views.

The pagodomain authority dates from the 19th century & you need to make sure to kiểm tra out the mosaic dragons that adorn the roof & the entrance.

As you enter the main sanctuary you will also find a large hall which is covered in traditional motifs which have sầu been reinterpreted in a more modern style.

10. Visit a fishing village

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Floating Fishing Village near Nha Trang

If you travel around 10 kilometers lớn the south of Nha Trang then you will find a number of traditional floating villages.

As you would expect, these khung the backbone of the fishing community in Vietphái mạnh and you can now visit the villages and see a more traditional way of life in Nha Trang.

When you visit the village you can take a tour on a small boat, or there are a number of boats that will take you straight to the villages from Nha Trang.

Suggested tour: Nha Trang Bay Full-Day Tour

11. Sunbathe on Nha Trang Beach

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Nha Trang Beach

Nha Trang is primarily a beach destination so with that in mind head khổng lồ the main strip of sand here và top up your rã.

The beach stretches for miles và this is a good choice if you want to lớn sunbathe as you can hire a deông xã chair for the afternoon and chill out in the sun.

There are also a number of local vendors here who walk along the beach and sell delicious seafood based snacks as well as cooling tropical fruit.

12. Check out the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

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National Oceanographic Museum Of Vietnam

You won’t find a huge number of museums in Nha Trang, but one that you can visit is the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam giới.

Like almost everything else in the region, the museum has a maritime theme as well as a large aquarium.

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Here you will find a wide variety of colorful fish and there are also some rare indigenous underwater creatures here that are worth the visit alone.

Some of the resident marine life that you can see here includes sea horses, sharks and turtles & this is a great choice if you are travelling with younger visitors.

13. Visit Monkey Island

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Monkey Islvà, Vietnam

20 kilometers off the coast of Nha Trang lies the charmingly named Monkey Island.

As you would expect, the island is so named as it is the home page of hundreds of primates và this is the main reason why people come here.

To get lớn the islvà you need lớn take a ferry ride across the water và the island has a number of attractions in its own right such as a go-kart circuit & a several entertainment shows.

14. Go paintballing

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Paintball

If you are looking for an adventure in Nha Trang then consider trying out Nha Trang Paintball.

There are two different excursions per day that you can choose from and you will get a paintball gun as well as some protective sầu safety equipment.

After that an instructor will assign two different teams và you can then start the match.

This will require you lớn try & shoot your opponents with paintballs và this is a top spot if you are looking for some fast-paced fin in Nha Trang.

15. Browse in Long Tkhô hanh Gallery

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Photography

Anyone who is a photography bạn should make sure not khổng lồ miss the spectacular Long Tkhô hanh Gallery.

Here you will find mostly monochrome prints by one of the most illustrious photographers in Vietphái mạnh.

Long Thanh started working in 1964 & many of his works are focused on local communities and simple portraits of daily life in Vietnam giới.

If you want khổng lồ get an alternative sầu look at the local culture in Nha Trang then this is not lớn be missed.

16. Visit Yang Bay

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Yang Bay

Yang Bay is the perfect spot to visit if you fancy getting out of the center of Nha Trang.

Here you will find a number of different waterfalls in the khung of Ho Cho, Yang Khang and Yang Bay and you can also check out the encircling forest và pretty mountains at the same time.

This part of the region is usually far less visited by tourists lớn Nha Trang so if you are looking for a day away from the packed beaches then this is an excellent choice.

17. Thanh Citadel

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Tkhô cứng Citadel

Thanh hao Citadel dates from the 17th century when it was built at the time of the Trinh Dynasty.

It was then rebuilt again by Prince Nguyen Anh in 1793 as part of a battle with the Tay Son Rebels.

Unfortunately not much of the citadel still remains although you can see some of the original wall and gates & this is a good spot if you want to see some of the more traditional side of Nha Trang.

18. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride

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Hot Air Balloon

If you fancy a bit of adventure in Nha Trang, then head lớn Hon Tam where you can take a scenic hot air balloon ride.

The balloon center is located at Pham mê Van Dong Street & you can ride up khổng lồ 150 meters in the balloon which takes around 20 minutes và allows you to lớn take in the best of Nha Trang from a height.

If you want khổng lồ take some aerial pictures of the city as well as out to lớn sea, then this is hard lớn beat.

19. Take a cooking class

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Cooking Class

Vietnamese food is famous the world over, và with good reason as it is simply delicious! With that in mind, you can now have a go at making your own traditional Vietnamese dishes.

Most classes in Nha Trang will take you out lớn the local market where you can pick up a range of herbs, meats, vegetables & spices, và then you will come back lớn the kitchen and learn how lớn whip up a delicious Vietnamese feast.

20. Admire Do Dien Khanh khô Gallery

If you like photography then make sure not khổng lồ miss the Do Dien Kkhô cứng Gallery.

This is owned by Vietnamese photographer Do Dien Kkhô cứng and many of his photographs tell the story of local life in the countryside.

To that kết thúc, many of his works include beautiful images of the local Cđam mê community và you can admire the photographs & also buy some of the prints as souvenirs or gifts.

21. Try the street food

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Nha Trang Street Food

Anyone who likes street food will love spending time in Nha Trang where you can sample a wide array of delicious street food snacks.

As Nha Trang is by the coast, seafood is widely featured, or you can try other dishes such as thit bo nuong la lot which is a snaông xã made from beef which has been wrapped in lo lot leaves & then grilled.

Other tasty choices include banh can which is a rice flour pancake which is topped with meat or seafood and then cooked over a grill.

22. Play a game of golf

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Nha Trang Golf Course

If you like golf then you are in luchồng in Nha Trang as there are a number of premium 18 hole golf courses here such as the Vinpearl Complex and the Diamond Bay Gold Course.

These courses are built lớn a professional standard và you can fit in a round of golf while also taking in the spectacular views over Nha Trang.

Certainly if you want to get outside then many of the courses have stunning rolling greens as well as clubhouses where you can relax with a drink và take in all the scenery.

23. Have sầu a blind massage

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Massage

The area around the Nha Trang Tourist Centre is known for its blind mas sa parlors which is a good way khổng lồ help the local community while also relaxing & unwinding.

Blind masseurs are trained in the art of Vietnamese mas sa which includes elements of other Southeast Asian techniques such as Tnhì mas sa.

You can opt for a variety of different kinds of mas sa & most treatments last for around an hour.

24. Travel to lớn Hon Chong Promontory

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Hon Chong Promontory

Hon Chong is made up of a granite promontory which looks out over the pretty mountain-lined coastline for which Nha Trang is famous.

There is also a beach here as well as a Mã Sản Phẩm of a traditional Ruong trang chính và some cafes & eateries.

As such, if you are looking for an alternative sầu lớn Nha Trang Beach then this is a good piông chồng and you can also watch local children diving inlớn the water off the side of the promontory.

25. Nha Trang Cathedral

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Nha Trang Cathedral

Nha Trang Cathedral was built from 1928 & 1933 & is designed in the French Gothic style.

There are some gorgeous stained glass windows here & the cathedral is located on a lush hillside with pretty views over Nha Trang.

The cathedral is also noteworthy as it mixes local elements with the French architecture such as red neon crucifixes & blue neon arches that adorn the inside of the church.

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You will also see an unusual White neon halo which graces the head of a statue of Saint Mary.