Nha Trang

Lively and Urban in Character

Nha Trang, on the South Central coast of Vietnam, lies in one of the most beautiful bays in the world. Bordered by mountains on three sides, with a pristine beach tracing an elegant arc along the island - studded bay, this seaside city has long been a favourite amongst local holiday makers.

Indisputably a resort town, Nha Trang also offers an array of museums and cultural monuments, such as the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam, the PO Nagar Charm Towers, a complex of ancient temples dating back to before 781 AD and Long Son Pagoda

As in the rest of Vietnam, cuisine is an important element of life here. Nha Trang is famous for its fresh seafood and barbecued pork in rice paper, and its Birds Nest Soup is widely regarded as the best in the country. Indulge your taste buds and enjoy the vibrant night life and live music that is played in most cafes in the evenings

Nha Trang is one of Vietnam's best scuba diving and snorkelling locations, as the islands in the bay offer relative protection from the elements. This makes it a great place to learn if your a beginner.

Insiders' Tips

  1. Monkey Beach: Catch a ferry over to Monkey Island, which is full of monkeys, has a daily circus and a simple go-cart track.
  2. Explore the Clear Waters of the Bay: Dive into the clear waters of Nha Trang for an opportunity to see much sea life.
  3. Visit Nha Trang Cathedral: On a hill overlooking the city, it shows the influence of French Catholicism.
  4. Fairy Beach: See the hand print left by a giant fairy in the rock at the Hon Chong Promontory.

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