Nha Trang

Nha Trang was discovered by backpackers a long time ago, but now the word is out and this fast-growing city is suddenly everyone’s favourite.

Nha Trang has a lot to offer, but it’s no newcomer. Its gently curving bay, golden sands and turquoise waters have always attracted travellers. Jump in for an awesome scuba diving experience or try any of the other water sports. Beachside cafes and bars cater to everyone, but don’t forget to go sightseeing too. Get your culture fix at the Cham temple complex and enjoy the city’s cosmopolitan nightlife scene.

Frequently Asked Questions about Nha Trang

Where are the best beaches in Nha Trang?

Nha Trang City beach is this destination's most prominent stretch of coastline. Its idyllic white sands are within an easy stroll of the central area. Grab an umbrella chair and set yourself up for a day of alternating between water activities and relaxing. You'll find plenty of vendors offering fresh fruit and cool beverages, and the downtown restaurants are just minutes away. Looking for something a little quieter? Venture a couple of kilometres north to Bai Duong Beach. It has all the conveniences of its big brother, but you can count on a smaller crowd. To truly get away from it all, take the 50-kilometre trip north to Doc Let Beach. Stunning and secluded, this paradise for sun seekers is also a port for local fisherman. Be sure to try some seafood dishes at the surrounding restaurants - it doesn't get any fresher than this!

Where does that big cable car go in Nha Trang?

Apart from the stunning beach, one of the first things you'll notice upon arriving in Nha Trang is the gigantic cable car disappearing out into the horizon. Stretching out for over three kilometres, this impressive gondola connects Nha Trang to Vinpearl Land, a five-star island resort. While it's worth taking the cable car for the views alone, what you'll find at the end of your journey is even more impressive. After your whirlwind trip across the water, you'll be greeted by a fantastic array of castles, thrilling waterpark rides, an aquarium and much more.

What is there to do on dry land in Nha Trang?

Plenty. Nha Trang may be known for its beaches, but its mountainous countryside can be just as impressive. Sitting 45 kilometres to the west, Hon Ba Nature Reserve is a great place to get away from it all. Admire the scenery from the winding roads as you climb higher up into the cool air. Keep an eye out for wildlife and explore its picturesque tracts of jungle. Don't have time to venture out too far? Unlike many modern-day resort towns, Nha Trang hasn't just popped up in the last few years. Learn about the history of the city at Po Nagar Cham Towers. These ancient temples are still in use today.

Is Nha Trang a good place to take the kids?

With its laid-back vibe and friendly locals, Nha Trang is a great family destination. There's plenty to keep all ages occupied, so you can bet the little ones won't be bored for a minute. The spills and thrills of Vinpearl Land's water park are sure to be a trip highlight. Don't worry if the kids aren't quite old enough for snorkelling. They'll be able to make plenty of slippery and slimy friends from the safety of dry land at Tri Nguyen Aquarium. You won't want to miss Thap Ba Hot Spring either. The mud baths are not only tonnes of fun, the minerals in the water are good for your skin too.