Nha Trang is a beach city in Khanh Hoa Province in the southern Vietnam well known for its beautiful beaches, diving sites and offshore islands. The main beach is Tran Phu Beach with long, curving stretch along Tran Phu Street backed by a promenade, beach hotels and seafood restaurants.
Area: 252,6 km2
Dialing Code: 258
This lovely beach city is one of the best destinations for Vietnam beach holidays with many luxury beach resorts in, around Nha Trang and the hosts of many big Events such as the Miss Universe 2008 Pageant on July 14, 2008 and Miss Earth 2010 was held on December 4, 2010. Miss Vietnam, Miss Universe Vietnam...
Located in the South Central Coast of Vietnam and about 35 kms from Cam Ranh International Airport, 440 kms from Ho Chi Minh City and about 1300 kms from Hanoi. Bordering with Ninh Hoa District to the North, Cam Ranh City to the South, Dien Khanh District to the West and East Sea to the East. The City is surrounded by mountains on three sides and some islands in the east sea.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
Nha Trang has two main seasons during the year: rainy and dry seasons.
The rainy season lasts from late September to December with heavy rains, the average precipitation is from 160mm to 400mm per month. The average temperature is about 28°C and the highest temperature is about 35°C
The dry season lasts from January to September with the average precipitation is from 15mm to 60 mm per month. The average temperature is from 26°C to 33°C and the highest temperature is about 39,5°C in Jun, July and August.
So the best time for Nha Trang Beach Holiday is from Feb to May
By Air: Cam Ranh international Airport is about 35 kms from Nha Trang City. There are about dozens of flights a day from other cities in Vietnam to this airport and flights from South East Asia Countries, Charter flights from Russia and China
By Train: The Union Train from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and vise versa with a stops in Nha Trang Station. There are also slow train and 5 star train from Ho Chi Minh City Station to Nha Trang everyday.
By Road: The highway No.1 goes along Vietnam and through Nha Trang City, It's very easy for you to catch a bus from any city to Nha Trang
SEE & DO
As Vietnam's tourism paradise, there are plenty of things to do around this beach city.
Vinpearl Land: VinPearl Land is a massive five-star resort, spa, and entertainment complex found on Hon Tre Island just two miles off the coast of Nha Trang in Central Vietnam. It has been a favorite with local families and Westerners alike looking for family-safe activities to enjoy near Nha Trang. The well-manicured grounds, ocean views, water park, games center and multitude of things to do make Vinpearl Land an entertaining stop in Central Vietnam.
Long Son Pagoda: Long Son Pagoda is a Buddhist temple in the city of Nha Trang. It was Built in 1886 and has been reconstructed several times over the years. The entrance and roofs are beautifully decorated with mosaic dragons constructed of glass and bits of ceramic tile. The main sanctuary of the pagoda is a hall adorned with modern interpretations of traditional motifs. The main statue in 152 stone steps up from the entrance of the pagoda, and is often used as a vantage point to look over the city of Nha Trang.
Po Nagar Cham Towers: Built in AD 781, Po Nagar Cham Tower is the name of the main temple in a complex of Cham towers just out of the city centre.
Besides its historical value, Po Nagar Tower is also appreciated for its unique architecture. The towers of Po Nagar Cham are square red brick structure with protruding support frames and tapering roofs. There were once ten buildings, each dedicated to a different deity, but now only four remain. The tallest building, at 25 metres, the Po Nagar Kalan, is the most impressive. Here, Po Nagar was worshipped and, according to historical stone inscriptions, animal sacrifices were made in her honour.
Hon Chong Promontory: Located in La San Hill, Phuoc Vinh ward, the Hon Chong Promontory looks like the work of a giant, who carelessly put several massive rocks together. On one side of the rock, facing the sea, there is a deep handprint with the five fingers close together. From this location, you can admire the magnificent panoramic view of Nha Trang Bay.
National Oceanographic Museum: Housed in a grand French-colonial building in the port district of Cau Da at the far south end of Nha Trang, the National Oceanographic Museum is attached to the Oceanographic Institute founded in 1923 and home for more than 20,000 specimens of over 4,000 sea and fresh water creatures.
Thap Ba Hot Spring: Located 5km from Nha Trang to the north, Thap Ba Hot Spring Center is one of the most tourist attractions in Nha Trang. Hot mineral water as well as silicon mineral mud has been medically recognized as the element retaining good effects for health. Along with relaxing effect and stimulating the activity of the nervous system, hot mineral water and mud also positively effect for the skin, cure some common skin diseases and make the skin smooth, bright and much more beautiful. The creative combination between mud and mineral water, the resources having existed in the ground for millions of years for catering to the community's health and healing has turned Thap Ba Hot Springs into one of the most attractive attractions in Nha Trang. Thac Ba Hot Spring Resort is well designed to meet all customers' need, there are private VIP room for individuals or Public rooms for groups.
Thap Ba hot Spring
Doc Let beach: Doc Let Beach is about 50 kms to the North of Nha Trang. The beach is not only an ideal swimming beach, but its stunning natural landscape is also quite attractive to tourists. Doc Let is easily accessible from Nha Trang, and worth considering as a day trip or overnight stop. Although there’s a small town nearby, the resorts on the beach are fairly isolated.
Nha Trang Night Market: Like any other tourist centre, Nha Trang night market attracts both local and travellers by its variety of goods and its specialities. Foods, clothes, souvenirs, and so on are all on very hectic trading. Come and join the merry atmosphere at the very centre of Nha Trang city.
Ba Ho Waterfall: Ba Ho literally means three pools in Vietnamese. The Ba Ho Waterfalls have three tiers with accelerating heights. The waterfall is about 20 kilometers to the north of Nha Trang, this is one of the best destinations for the adventure tourists with outdoor activities such as, rock climbing,hiking, swimming, picnics, and fishing
Dam Market: Like other cities in Vietnam, each city has a big local market, It run like a big trade center in western countries. Dam Market is the largest market and trading symbol of Nha Trang coastal city.Dam Market was officially built in 1972 on a former swamp. The name of the market (Dam Market) was originated from this significance. This is the largest market in Nha Trang. Located right in the downtown, Dam Market is a beautiful architectural works compared to other markets in Nha Trang. The main house of the market consists of two floors, which was built in a circle shape with V-shaped roof. It primarily sells fashion items such as clothing, shoes, handbags, watches... The middle of the market with a mezzanine specialize to sell souvenirs, handicrafts such as paintings, seashells...
Island tours with diving, snorkeling and fishing : Visit Nha Trang you can not miss this activities, You can take a full day boat tour to visit four island; Tre island, Mun island, Mot island and Mieu island to explore the endless beauty of islands, immerse in the turquoise sea, sunbath on white sandy beaches, explore pristine islands, dive to see coral reefs and colorful marine life in shallow areas.
Tam Island Nha Trang
Monkey Island: Monkey Island is located in Nha Phu Bay, about 15 kms to the North of Nha Trang City. Monkey Island, also known as Hon Lao Island emerges as the glittering gem among the immense blue of the sea, which seemly adorns the glamor here. The island is home to over 1,200 monkeys, They adhere to locals, rob the strangers, live their vivid life. There are also beautiful landscapes islands around to visit after the monkey island.
EAT & DRINK
Each City in Vietnam has its own traditional dishes those tourists should try. Nha Trang has some very luscious dishes that make you inscribe in your mind once you ever try them on.
Nem Nuong (Grilled Fermented Pork Rolls): This is one of the most famous traditional dishes in Nha Trang. Fermented Pork Roll is made from Lean meat mixed with thin slices of fat and spices, such as garlic, pepper, salt, lettuce leaves. They are rolled into small balls then wrapped by rice paper then grilled grilled on a coal brazier. Grilled fermented pork roll that’s usually served with sweet and spicy fish sauce, pickled green papaya, and raw herbs. You can find this dish in many local restaurants in Nha Trang.
Best restaurants for Nem Nuong in Nha Trang
Vu Thanh Anh Restaurant: 15 Le Loi Str, Nha Trang City
Dang Van Quyen Restaurant: 16A Lan Ong Str, Nha Trang City
Ba Sau Restaurant: 02 To Vinh Dien Str, Nha Trang City
Bun Cha Ca (Rice vermicelli with grilled fish and jellyfish): It’s “bun cha ca” broth, which is made from boiled sailfish and mackerel’s bones, that determines the exclusive taste of this specialty. The dish comprises of rice vermicelli, jellyfish, and steamed sailfish fillet in a sweet and savoury fish broth, some eateries add in crab, herbs, shrimp and pork to the ensemble. Different from the fatty boiled pork bones’ broth; “bun cha ca” broth is sweet and savory, especially suitable for people who are going on a diet. A bowl of Nha Trang’s “bun cha ca” also contained jellyfish and steamed sailfish.
Best restaurants for Bun Cha Ca in Nha Trang
Bun Ca Co Ba: 123 Yersin Str, Nha Trang City
Bun Ca Min: 170 Bach Dang Str, Nha Trang City
Bun Ca La Song Ngu: 5A Phan Chu Trinh Str, Nha Trang City
Lac Canh Grilled Beef: The family's hand-down recipe helps to make perfect grilled beef by mixing beef with honey and more than ten kinds of spices. Customers are free to serve themselves on grilling the beef then enjoying their products. Grilled beef served with green salad, vinegar and bread. The gourmets often break the bread out, dipped in marinated water to grill on the oven. Bread will be crispy, tastier.
Best restaurant for Lac Canh Grilled Beef in Nha Trang
Lac Canh Restaurants ( open since 1963): 77 Nguyen Binh Khiem Str, Nha Trang City - Old address: 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem Str
Banh Can (Can cake): Banh Can came from Ninh Thuan Province long time ago, and it is one of the most famous dishes of Cham minority here. Banh Can is a popular dish in Central and Southern regions of Vietnam. Made from rice flour, lard, spring onion and eggs, you can also add squids, spawns, or beef meat on top of the cakes, they are cooked on coal oven. The cakes are sold in pair, and served with special sweet and sour dipping sauce made from Nha Trang’s famous fish sauce, and raw vegetables.
Best restaurants for Banh Can in Nha Trang
Banh Can Co Trang: 3A Thap Ba Str, Nha Trang City
Banh Can 51: 51 To Hien Thanh Str, Nha Trang City
Banh Can Ut Nam: 127 Nguyen Binh Khiem Str, Nha Trang City
Banh Xeo ( Xeo Cake ): This famous pancake is the one that can not be missed in Nha Trang street food list. Differ from a big-size pancake in the south, here is smaller such as crepe and normally combined with shrimp or squid. Literally “sizzling cake”, named for the loud sizzling sound it makes when the rice batter is poured into the hot skillet is a Vietnamese savory fried pancake made of rice flour, water, turmeric powder, stuffed with slivers of fatty pork, shrimp, diced green onion, and bean sprouts.
Where to eat:
Banh Xeo Chao: 85 To Hien Thanh Str, Nha Trang City
Banh Xeo Co Tam: 66 Thap Ba Str, Nha Trang City
Banh Xeo 31: 31 Ngo Duc Ke Str, Nha Trang City
Seafood: Nha Trang is a beach city so Seafood must be a top list that you should try. Seafood in Nha Trang is cheap, fresh and diverse. You can try in many restaurants
Best restaurants for seafood in Nha Trang
Ben Cang Restaurant: 307-309 Nguyen Van Linh Str, Nha Trang City
Long Vu Restaurant: 30 Thap Ba Str, Nha Trang City
Bo Ke Restaurant: 52 Cu Huan Str, Nha Trang City
Lang Tom Seafood: 12A Pham Van Dong Str, Nha Trang City
Veranda Restaurant: 66 Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang City
Please click here for the list of restaurants in Nha Trang
BARS & CAFEs
Sailing Club Nha Trang:
A perfect marriage of expertly prepared food, perfectly mixed drinks and a breathtaking beach-front location, which makes for both the ultimate relaxation and party destination.
During the day, relax either on or right by the beach with a refreshing cocktail. At night, our venue turns into Nha Trang’s best night club just meters from the ocean where you can party the night away.
Add: 72-74 Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang City
Sailing Club Nha Trang
Skylight Nha Trang:
Skylight Nha Trang is a rooftop destination that encompasses a 360˚ Skydeck, Restaurant & Rooftop Beach Club perched on the 43rd floor of the Havana Hotel overlooking the ocean.
Skylight is the first rooftop beach night club in Vietnam and features handcrafted, specialty cocktails, ice-cold, draught beers served at zero degrees, international Pan-Asian cuisine, and unparalleled live entertainment. This world-class venue is designed and operated by international hospitality company, See The World Group (Los Angeles). Skylight sets out to make Nha Trang a must-visit destination in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.
Add: 43th Floor, Priemier Havana Hotel, 38 Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang City
Altitude Rooftop Bar:
Located on the From the 28th floor of Sheraton Hotel, Altitude boasts a luxurious character and 270-degree panoramic views in the heart of Nha Trang. The adjacent coastline and city lights provide the perfect background during the transition at sunset. Since opening in 2012, Altitude has been the place to see and be seen among guests and residents—after work and after dinner. Couples and groups are welcomed in a combination of low seating and communal areas
Add: 26-28 Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang City
Yasaka Beer Garden & Coffee - Beer Pub Nha Trang:
Located on the first floor of Yasaka Saigon Nha Trang Hotel, This is a good destination for tourists to hang out, enjoy good beer, foods and coffee, next to it is Yasaka Saigon Club with DJ music that would be a good destination at late night:
Add: 18 Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang City
Dailybeer Nha Trang:
Located in a small street of Nha Trang, this is a good place for your and friends to have some beer and enjoy Nha Trang local food.
Add: 1 Ngo Duc Ke Str, Nha Trang City
Loi’s Specialty Coffee & Bar - Nha Trang:
This cafe & bar is newly opened in February, 2021. The layout and decor are pretty nice and the barista is skilled as well. Their cold-brew with lemongrass was very refreshing and great. Drinks are exellent such as smoothies, cocktails and especially traditional Vietnamese Coffee.
Add: 58A Le Dai Hanh Str, Nha Trang City
Cafe Bar Sky Garden:
As its name cafe bar sky garden located in a quite street in a large area, well decorated with modern style, open air areas with a lot of trees and koi fish. This is a good destination for families to relax and enjoy best drinks of the city.
Add: 4D Cu Chi Str, Nha Trang City
Deja Brew Cafe:
Deja Brew is an adorable cafe in the centre of Nha Trangs tourist area. Only 100m down the alley way opposite the night market on Hung Vuong street. We offer a variety of delicious cocktails, coffee, burgers, pastries, juices and smoothies.
Add: 46 Hung Vuong Str, Nha Trang City
This bar attracts alot of expats and locals, good drinks and foods with reasonable prices, friendly staffs and owner. especially at the weekend they have live music with a lot of bands.
Add: 72 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Str, Nha Trang City
La Mancha Restaurante Espanol:
Spanish restaurant situated at the heart of the tourist area! Air-conditioned hall, Chill-out terrace on second floor.
They have great selection of tapas, main courses (spanish), cocktails and great varieties of wine! Sangria is one of our specialties as well as home brewed beer! A live band that plays 5 times a week, playing all kind of musics. And if you wanna sway your hips, then come and join us at night with our live band playing different Spanish dancing music!
Add: 160 Nguyen Thien Thuat Str, Nha Trang City
PiN café LaB bar:
Located in a small alley, this cafe has a very beautiful architecture with green garden, small pond with koi fish. The drinks are excellent. they have acoustic music every weekend. This is a good place for you to stay away from busy lives.
Add: 17/35A Hoang Dieu Str, Nha Trang City
Mikey's Cafe & Bar: Mikey's is a family run cafe.
Proud to be serving delicious, fresh Homemade Breakfasts, Lunches, Snacks & refreshments. Using local produce & suppliers. This is a cozy place for tourists to hangout out.
Add: 104 Nguyen Thien Thuat Str, Nha Trang City
The Blue Fox Sports Bar:
As Its name, this is a good place for the sport lovers to drink and watch their favourite games. This is an open rooftop sports bar showing all sports including English premier league, AFL, NRL, NHL, NFL rugby and cricket. Ice cold beer and a full menu with breakfast starting at 8am.
Add: 120/180 Nguyen Thien Thuat Str, Nha Trang city
Bí Mật Gấu Coffee & Pub:
A small secret pub is located at an alley to an ancient apartment in Nha Trang. They serve drinks with unique music and unique decorating style. Drinks are very reasonable prices, The staffs and owner are very friendly
Add: 85B Tran Phu Str, Nha Trang City
Secrets Bar And Grill:
Bar and Grill with Cozy atmosphere, chill patio, western comfort food, amazing steaks and burgers. Simple quality menu. Wine, cocktails, free pool table, big screen projector on the patio for sports and live events, live music. this is a good place to hang out.
Add: 4 Pasteur Str, Nha Trang City
Jumanji Lounge Shisha Bar:
This a very good bar with best shisha, coffee and draught beer in Nha Trang. Professional coffee, shisha with amazing collection of Dark Side and Fumari, Board games, PS4 and more..
Add: 111A Nguyen Thien Thuat Str, Nha Trang city