Nha Trang (Vietnam): Top 10 Things Not To Miss During Your Trip

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Nha Trang has always been known to lớn visitors from all around the world for its beautiful beaches và islands, richness in aquatic life và an active sầu nightlife. If Nha Trang isn’t in your Vietnam’s bucket danh sách, your trip to lớn Vietnam will surely be a miss. Here are your top 14+ easy & exciting things khổng lồ vì chưng in Nha Trang while in Vietphái nam.

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Things to do in Nha Trang

1. Nha Trang Bay

Often listed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Nha Trang Bay boasts its beauty with the blue beaches, wild islands, gentle waves and fresh air. Anyone will find their best relaxing time here on 19 islands with all shapes and sizes và things to bởi vì. The Bay is home lớn most of the rare typical ecosystems of tropical sea such as coral reefs, mangroves, sea grass, as well as valuable animals including swallow, sea turtle, red coral, và more…

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Nha Trang Bay offers you chance to visit the worthiest islets in terms of nature and sightseeing: Mun Islet, Tam Islet, Mieu Imix và Noi Islet.

2. Po Nagar Csi Towers

Po Nagar Towers is the most well-preserved representative sầu of Cmê man Culture in Central Vietphái mạnh besides the World Heritage My Son Sanctuary. Visiting Nha Trang without seeing this masterpiece of architecture and culture would be a mistake! Each tower in Po Nagar with the prominent Champa architecture, was built khổng lồ honor different deities.

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Come to Nha Trang from April to May, you might have the chance to join the bustling annual festival held at the towers.

Entrance fee is only $1 and the site is open from 7:00 – 19:00.

3. Long Son Pagoda

The reason why this pagoda should be on your menu is the huge white Buddha statue lying on the hillside right behind the major compound. The statue is 24 meter high, making it visible even when you’re at the ground. The prokiểm tra of local monks against Diem regime are also remembered through the portraits at the statue’s base. Long Son pagoda is just 400m west of the train station & can easily be reached.

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Opening hours: 7:30 – 11:30 and 13:30 – 17:30, daily

Location: at the kết thúc of Xom Bong Bridge, 2 km out of Nha Trang city’s centre

4. National Oceanographic Museum

Come to lớn National Oceanographic Museum, you’ll see about 60,000 jars of pickled marine specimens, stuffed sea mammals and birds & a lot of displays of fishing artifacts và local boats which might be the most extensive collection of aquatic life in the Eastern Sea.

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There are two floors to discover: on the 1st floor where the fish tanks are located & the 2nd floor is home lớn 18-m long whale skeleton. The whale skeleton is absolutely a sight lớn behold.

Opening hours: 6:00 – 18:00 daily

Location: no.1 Cau Da, Nha Trang

5. Get a phokhổng lồ of the iconic Hon Chong Promontory

This site is just too iconic to lớn miss when in Nha Trang. Located just 3.5km away north of the đô thị centre, Hon Chong is a massive and quality rochồng setting lying off the beach just a little. The scenery is beautiful, combining with the tranquil atmosphere of the area which would makes a great place for you lớn enjoy the sunphối.

 

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Hon Chong Promontory at night

For those who love sầu khổng lồ admire the wonders of nature, rethành viên to lớn spend time at Hon Chong Promontory – a place you can’t find anywhere else outside of Nha Trang.

6. Relax at Nha Trang beaches

Nha Trang is known for its incredible xanh beaches with the long, white svà banks that stretch gracefully along the đô thị. Not just the beautiful beaches, Nha Trang also has a wide range of beach resorts and recreational activities you can enjoy.

With that many beaches, equal in beauty, you have sầu a lot of choices for your beach break – either beaches that are near the city’s centre or empty, pristine beaches you can have sầu all to yourself. Here are some names to kiểm tra out: Tran Phu Beach, Hon Chong Beach, Bai Tru Beach, Bai Dai (Long Beach), Doc Let Beach…

As we’ve mentioned above, Nha Trang has some of the best beaches in Vietphái mạnh where the blue sea meets Trắng sandy coastline. Not only the beaches, there’re plenty services for accommodation và beachside activities you can enjoy.

- Tran Phu Beach

The beach has the most convenient location since you can get khổng lồ it from almost everywhere in Nha Trang. A wide range of seaside resorts, hostels & restaurants can be found on Tran Phu Street. Nightlife is also active sầu here – most popular bars: The Sailing Club, ZIMA, Skylight Skydechồng và Rooftop Beach Club.

Activities: surfing, snorkeling, bicycle tours, spa chăm sóc sức khỏe và làm đẹp treatments, meditation và yoga

You only have sầu to lớn pay 35,000VND to hire a beach bed or deông chồng chair along the beach

- Bai Dai Beach

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Located about 28km away from Tran Phu Beach, Bai Dai Beach is your perfect day trip from Nha Trang for those who love to lớn see the empty, pristine beaches. Come to lớn Bai Dai, not only you can enjoy the xanh, clean sea water, check out the beachside Nha Trang restaurants which serve sầu delicious local seafood dishes, western cuisine and beers.

- Doc Let Beach

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Doc Let deserves to be the most beautiful & untouched beach lớn visit in Nha Trang, lying 45km north of Nha Trang with incredible Trắng sandy beach và emerald blue sea. The beach also feature palm trees, fishing boat docked offshore và salternative text fields which are just suitable for a pholớn time.

7. Boat Tour to lớn Nha Trang Bay’s islands (+ Diving, Snorkeling)

If you still feel unsatisfied with just Nha Trang, mix sail deep into lớn Nha Trang Bay – one of the most beautiful cất cánh on earth. The cất cánh features a range of wild, pristine islands & islets which are open for visit. You can visit four of those by booking a boat tour from Nha Trang which often includes snorkeling, a visit khổng lồ aquarium, & fish farm. This is one of the best things lớn bởi vì for those who are seeking active water activities.

Diving, snorkeling lớn see the colorful coral reefs at Hon Mun Marine Protected Area

Hon Mun Marine Protected Area (MPA) covers 38 sqkm of land and 122 sqkm of surrounding water, including not only Hon Mun but also Hon Tre, Hon Mieu, Hon Tam, Hon Mot, Hon Cau, Hon Vung, Hon Rom and Hon Noc. The protected area aims to lớn reserve sầu the diverse marine ecosystems & coral diversity of the South Vietnam.

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The coral reefs of MPA feature more than 350 species of hard coral species. This is the number one reason for you to go diving và snorkeling in Nha Trang. Best spots are:

10-15m deep: Hard Rochồng, Pipe Beach, Lobster Beach

15-30m deep: Mama Hanh Beach, Moray Beach, Madonmãng cầu Rock, South Roông chồng, Whale Isl&, Hon Trau Nam

Best time to lớn do: avoid windy season from October lớn December.

8. Ride a Hot Air Balloon lớn enjoy the view

The newly renovated hot air balloon centre is located on Hon Tam Islvà, offering wonderful views of immense ocean và Nha Trang city on the height of 150 meters. A ride lasts about trăng tròn minutes, enough for you lớn admire the 360 aerial degree views of the đô thị below.

Add: Ptê mê Van Dong Street

Price: 100,000VND during the day & 1trăng tròn,000VND in the evening

9. Have fun at Vinpearl Land

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If you’re going with kids, bring them khổng lồ Vinpearl L& where they can thảm bại some energy with countless indoor and outdoor games. To get to lớn Vinpearl Land, you’ll get a ride on the Vinpearl Cable Car – the world’s longest oversea cable car with a length of more than 3km. Once you’re in Hon Tre Island, you and your kids might just forget about the time in the place which is called “Disneyland of Vietnam”.

10. Visit Tri Nguyen fishing village & Tri Nguyen Aquarium

If you prefer sites off the beaten trachồng, go south of the city 10 kilometers to lớn visit Tri Nguyen fishing village. This site is just ikhuyễn mãi giảm giá destination khổng lồ escape the summer heat và the noisy bustling cities. Tri Nguyen fishing village is a small village consisting of about 50 households in vinc Nguyen Ward, Nha Trang City.

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Tri Nguyen Aquarium looks lượt thích a pirate ship

Tourists coming khổng lồ Tri Nguyen fishing village can enjoy the tranquil, peaceful atmosphere & beautiful landscapes, try catching fish, ride the coracle boat. Don’t forget lớn enjoy the delicious meal cooked by the local fishermen. Not far from the fishing village is Tri Nguyen Aquarium, a wonderful place to take your kids to lớn.

*How khổng lồ get there: the best way to get to Tri Nguyen fishing village is lớn hire a boat from locals & ask them khổng lồ take you the place.

11. Admire the architecture of Nha Trang Cathedral

Established from 1928 khổng lồ 1933, Nha Trang Cathedral is the best place lớn admire the French Gothic architecture. The cathedral stands on a small hill facing to the train station. If you look carefully, it’s easy to lớn realize some Vietnamese touches on the building. All the walls of this church are constructed by simple cement blocks và the chapel’s dome was made of lattice girders và hard-core bamboo. This is the must-see site in Nha Trang for cultural explorers.

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Add: intersection of Nguyen Trai Street và Tnhị Nguyen Street

Opening hours: 7:00 – 18:00 daily

12. Take pictures at the trắng spiral stair

If you love sầu take pretty pictures, don’t miss the gorgeous trắng spiral stair located just 5km from the city centre. Come to lớn Hoang Phu Residence to meet this lovely stair that offers a breath-taking panoramic view of Nha Trang beaches và top-notch background for your photos. Hoang Phu Residence also has plenty other corners to be your background with the European architecture style.

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Location: 2/4 Street, Vinch Hai Ward, Nha Trang City

Opening hours: always open

Entrance fee: free

13. Enjoy Nha Trang Nightlife

Nha Trang is a wonderful place to have sầu a great night out with plenty of places to lớn go và things to vì. The seaside town of Vietnam offers a wide range of options from cultural performances to rooftop night clubs và bars, all which will keep you entertained. 

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Here are some places to check out:

- Nha Trang Water Puppet Theatre – 46 Tran Phu Street

- Pool Pub – 40 Tran Phu Street

- Rooftop Lounge, Ha Van Hotel – 5th floor, Ha Van Hotel, no 3/2 Tran Quang Knhị Street

- Sailing Club – 72 – 74 Tran Phu Street

- Louisiane Brewhouse – 29 Tran Phu Street

14. Have sầu a healthy mud-bath before leaving

Sitting in a tub of mud that contain minerals & all the good stuff for your health would be one of the best thing to experience in Nha Trang. And if you’re going with your family và friends then it’s perfect. There are more than half a dozen of the benefits you can get from mud-bathing such as: muscle, joint ache relief, body relaxation, detoxifying, circulation improvement và more. Why not spend a little time of your trip khổng lồ bởi something good for your body?

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*Where lớn take mud-bath in Nha Trang:

- Thap Ba Hot Spring: prices range from 550.000VND/person

- 100 Eggs Mud Bath (Tram Trung): avg. price from 150,000VND/adult, opening hours 8:00 – 18:00

- Galina Hotel & Spa: prices range from 250,000VND/adult, opening hours 8:00 – 21:00

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Day Trips from Nha Trang

1. Binc Hung – Binc Ba Islands

Binc Ba & Binch Hung islands are located near each other và about 60km from Nha Trang city, và 15km from Cam Ranh Bay. These two islands can be your destinations for not only day trip but also longer trip.

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Binch Ba or Lobster Islvà is the place khổng lồ enjoy the landscape, the pristine beaches và freshly delicious lobsters. Binh Hung, in other hvà, is almost untouched with sublime beauty of nature, especially Nuoc Ngot beach which has incredible blue sea water.

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2. Nui Chua National Park

Lying right beside Cam Ranh Beach, Nui Chua National Park should be on your list if you are a keen trekker. Nui Chua is an ecotourism destination, covering a total area of 24,300 hectares. The national park is home to 664 species of plants & 201 species of animals, including many rare species that are nearly extinct.

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The grace of Hang Rai

Tourist to lớn Nui Chua National Park can expect the beautiful, wild nature scenery. Don’t miss to lớn check out Da Vach Mount và Treo Lake – on top of the mountain. Nui Chua’s beach stretches on a coastline of 40km long & you won’t have sầu to lớn worry to lớn about the crowds.

You can trek up Nui Chua from Vinch Hy bay on Vinch Hy – Thung Beach route which is combined of forest, lake, mountain & beach. Or you can book tours directly from Nui Chua National Park"s Centre.

What to eat in Nha Trang và Best Nha Trang Restaurants

In Vietnam giới, all the seaside cities have freshest, most savory and diverse dishes of seafood. Nha Trang is no different. People come lớn Nha Trang not just khổng lồ swyên và enjoy its blue sea but also to lớn buy home page some kilograms of squids or fish. For street food enthusiasts, Nha Trang is a place of nostalgic, rustic cuisine you can find anywhere else in Vietnam, combined so fine with the top-notch taste of local seafood.1. Nem Nuong

This dish is famous in not only Nha Trang but whole Central Vietphái mạnh. The main element of Nem Nuong is the grilled pork sausages. Ninc Hoa district in Khanh hao Hoa is the famous place to find this dish. 

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The pork sausages are flavored with garlic, fish sauce, sugar and black pepper, making the fragrance so savory. Eating Nem Nuong is such a joy when you do it with a group of friends or family. The sausages, all kinds of vegetables, fruit slices & herbs are all wrapped in rice papers then dive into lớn a bowl of wonderful dipping sauce which is made of fish sauce, minced pork, and lime water.

*Where khổng lồ find Nem Nuong in Nha Trang:

Nem nuongNinch Hoa Dang Van Quyen- Address: 02 – 04 Phan Boi Chau Street (this is just opposite the previous restaurant)- Price: around 50,00 VND per portion

Nem Nuong Nha Trang

- Address: 39 Nguyen Thi Đường Minh Khai Street- Price: around 40,000 VND per portion

2. Goi Ca Mai (herring salad)

One of the best seafood dish in Nha Trang, made with the local deep herring fish. The dish requires a meticulous process of preparing. Deep herring is small, Trắng colored & less smelly than many other fishes. The herrings are used for making salad should be fresh-caught, the bone removed, then marinated with lime water, tamarind, sour star fruit, or vinegar. After leaving some time, the fish is mixed with ground roasted soybeans, chopped onions, chopped garlic, cilantro, and perilla. 

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* Goi Ca Mai can be found in many Nha Trang restaurants. 

Goi Ca Ha Ra

- Address: No 166, 2 Thang 4 Street- Price: 30,000 – 70,000 VND

Hai San Nina

- Address: 6 Ngo Si Lien Street- Price: 100,000 VND

3. Bun Cha Ca (Noodle with Grilled Fish)

Bun Cha Ca can be eaten for any meal of day but best in breakfast & lunch. Noodles soup is served with topping grilled chopped fish, fresh caught from local sea. The dish is rather simple, focusing mainly on the tasty, fleshy, & flavorful grilled chopped fish. Served with herbs, onions, sweet and sour broth, this dish will leave such a great memory in your Nha Trang trip.

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Bun thân phụ ca in Xom Moi market

- Address: at Vo Tru Street corner open daily from 1 PM to lớn 7 PM.- Price: around 20,000 VND per bowl 

Bun Ca Nam Beo

- Address: B2 Phan Boi Chau Apartment, Phan Boi Chau Street- Price: 30,000 – 40,000 VND

4. Bun Sua (Jellyfish Noodle)

Are you ready for the most unique Nha Trang specialty? The dish is similar with Bun Cha Ca but still quality for its very special chopped jellyfish meat, accompanied with grilled chopped fish to lớn create such a refreshing taste you can only find in Nha Trang. The jellyfish must be caught far offshore then made in to lớn two-finger or thumb kích thước pieces, transparent color & thiông xã. This dish is best trying in summer for it will release the heat in your toàn thân.

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Bun Ca La Cay Bang

- Address: 6 Han Thuyen Street- Price: 30,000 – 35,000 VND

Bun Ca Sua Yersin

- Address: 87 Yersin Street- Price: 25,000 – 35,000 VND

How lớn get lớn Nha Trang

You can get to lớn Nha Trang by airplane, train and bus.

By Airplane: Khanh Hoa’s airport is not located in Nha Trang but in Cam Ranh. The international airport is located about 30 kilometers away from Nha Trang, taking about 50 minutes. You can find a Vietnam Airlines booking office in Nha Trang at 91 Nguyen Thien Thuat. Available flights from Nha Trang to: Da Nang (Vietnam Airlines), Hanoi (Vietphái mạnh Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar) và Ho Chi Minch City (Vietnam giới Airlines, VietJet Air, Jetstar).

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Cam Ranh Airport

 

From Cam Ranh Airport, xe taxi fare to lớn Nha Trang đô thị is fixed at 350,000VND – this rate is much cheaper than charging with the meter. You might negotiate it down to 300,000VND.

An alternative sầu choice for you is the airport minibus, costing 65,000VND per person.

By Train: since Nha Trang is on the route of Reunification Train, there are plenty trains stopping at Nha Trang Railway Station. There are five classes of seats with different màn chơi of comfort.

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Trains lớn Nha Trang are available from HCMC, Da Nang, Hue, Hanoi:

HCMC departure hours: 8:35, 11:44, 17:55, 20:34, 21:22, 22:12, 22:46. Duration: 7-9 hours. Prices range from 300,000VND lớn 700,000VND per seat Da Nang departure hours: 03:21, 05:00, 13:26, 16:29, 19:54, 21:29. Hue departure hours: 03:21, 05:00, 13:26, 16:29, 19:54, 21:29 Hanoi departure hours: 03:21, 05:00, 13:26, 16:29, 21:29

By Bus: you have plenty choices for bus lớn Nha Trang. Most popular bus service is mở cửa Bus Tour which costs more than regular local buses. Most reliable companies that run xuất hiện Bus are TheSinhTourist, Phuong Trang và Hanh Café Open tour. Prices can be varied from 100,000VND to 300,000VND depending on where you start.

Nha Trang clearly lives up to its name as one of the worthiest destination in Vietphái mạnh. A paradise-lượt thích getaway for those who get tired of the noisy, bustling city life. Come to lớn Nha Trang to lớn enjoy the nature so cthảm bại to lớn you & the uniqueness of Cđắm say culture. Your trip to Nha Trang will be even more memorable when booking tailor-made tours with Asianway Travel because we always take your interests & affordability inkhổng lồ consideration.