Located on the central coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang and its surrounds has a population of approximately 600,000 people. Perfectly situated between mountains to the West, and an island-protected bay to the East, it has some of the best climate in all of Vietnam. Boasting up to 300 days of sunshine each year, it has become one of Vietnam’s premier beach destinations, perfect for all the family.
Just off the coast of Nha Trang lie 19 islands and islets that are perfect for sightseeing. Jump aboard your craft and get out into the salty sea air to experience the magnificent coastline of Khanh Hoa Province. Hon Mun Island is a Marine Reserve and busy each day with divers exploring the beauty of life underwater. Diep Son Island further north contains beautiful wild beaches, and here, you can mingle with the island inhabitants and see how they go about their daily life. Monkey Island is home to hundreds of island primates, and is popular with families. VinPearl Island has a beautiful cable car ride over the water and boasts its own resort, water park, amusement park and golf course.
The magnificent coastline stretches the entire province, and Nha Trang has twice been voted one of the world’s most beautiful bays. The city prides itself on its beaches, and indeed, it has built its culture, lifestyle, and infrastructure around its myriad beach locations where you can relax and while the day away with family and friends. Outside of the main beach, a trip either North or South will be see you arrive at unspoilt, majestic white sandy beaches where you can anchor and enjoy the fantastic scenery. The most famous of these are Doc Let Beach (60km North), and Bai Dai Beach (25 km south). On a still morning or evening, be sure to witness the sunrise or set over the bay, one of the most beautiful sights in all Vietnam.
Nha Trang has fast developed into a modern metropolis where chic restaurants, sky-high rooftop bars and and retail outlets abound. The city has everything you need, local and authentic street-food up to gourmet restaurants along with main thoroughfare. Known as the seafood capital of Vietnam, ‘foodies’ are truly spoiled for choice.
The main thoroughfare, Tran Phu Street, has morphed steadily into a bustling metropolis, home to internationally branded 5-Star hotels, fine dining restaurants, modern rooftop bars and chic retail outlets. It is now a traveler’s hub that is welcoming a great number of international visitors each year, especially given the ongoing expansion of the international airport at Cam Ranh.
The are a number of significant cultural sites to visit close the city-center. The Po Nagar Cham Temple dates back to the 14th Century and contains influences from Buddhism, Islam and Hinduism. Long Son Pagoda has two large Buddha statues and peaceful garden grounds. In typical Vietnamese style, you can get lost at local markets or street food stalls, haggling and chatting with the local vendors and picking up a vast range of handcrafted souvenirs to take back home.