In addition to playing at the sea, visitors can visit monkey island, and Ponagar tower and enjoy delicious dishes from the sea.
Nha Trang, a coastal city located in the center of Khanh Hoa province, has long been one of the most attractive tourist destinations in Vietnam. Blessed with beautiful beaches, bays and many large and small islands, the city also owns many scenic spots, attractions, entertainment, and resort facilities.
What season is beautiful in Nha Trang?
The climate in Nha Trang is relatively mild, with a dry season lasting from January to August, with no cold winters. Therefore, visitors can come here to travel all year round. From April to the end of June, it is more sunny and hot, but not too hot.
In September, it started to rain scatteredly, so it did not affect too many fun activities for tourists. From October to December, it rains more, possibly accompanied by cold air. This is no longer the peak season for domestic tourism in Nha Trang, so it is suitable for tourists who want a quiet vacation.
Currently, Vietnamese airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar, all operate flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang, via Cam Ranh airport. Bamboo Airways has a flight from Hanoi. Ticket prices range from 1,400,000 VND to 2,500,000 VND.
Cam Ranh Airport is about 35 km from the city center. Here, there are taxi companies that pick up passengers for about 300,000 VND per trip. In addition, visitors can use the bus, route number 18, cost 50,000 VND one way.
Nha Trang city is not too big, the main road runs along the beach, so visitors should rent a motorbike to visit, especially when they want to enjoy the local cuisine. Motorbikes cost about 100,000 – 150,000 VND to rent. Usually hotels will provide this service.
Tran Phu is the road running along the beach, where there are many hotels for visitors to choose from. Some suggested hotels are Muong Thanh, Novotel, InterContinental Nha Trang, Sheraton Nha Trang, Lodge… With the advantage of being close to the sea, near the center, hotels on this street are priced from 900,000 VND per night. More advanced is 2-3 million VND a night.
To save costs, visitors can find hotels and homestays after Tran Phu. Specifically, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Hung Vuong or Nguyen Thien Thuat streets.
For tourists who love resort travel, with a private space, not close to the center, Amiana resort on Pham Van Dong street; Vinpearl Resort, Hon Tre or MerPerle are suitable choices.
In addition to seafood, the city also has many specialties and attractive dishes such as squid pancakes, grilled spring rolls, fish noodles, banh can, wet cakes… Here are the addresses and places to eat in Nha Trang .
- Lac Canh Grilled Beef – 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem
- Thanh Da goat shop – 66 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai
- Anh Sang Beef Tail Hot Pot – 126 Nguyen Khuyen
- Beef and mules at Hoa restaurant – 9 Co Bac (only for breakfast)
- Banh Mi – No. 2, 2/4 . street
- Di Loan battered cake – 16A Hong Linh
- Hiep Grilled Spring Rolls – 96 Luong Dinh Cua
- Pan-fried shrimp and squid pancakes – 3 Tran Kim Hung
- Big Pan Pancakes – Dam Market
- Fish vermicelli – 24 Nguyen Cong Tru
- Oc Le – 76 Vo Tru
- Snail alley 89/5 Van Don
- Son Cang Seafood – 142 Pham Van Dong
In addition, there are also many coffee shops, lemon tea, milk tea, tea that are loved by many tourists and locals.
- Ba Nhi Tea – 19 Phan Dinh Giot
- Son Juice & More – 102 Hong Bang
- Say 1992 Coffee and Beer – 2/4 . street
- Sunday Coffee – 336 Da Tuong
- Factory Coffee Shop 1925 Roastery – 27 Cau Be Street
Where to play?
Nha Trang beach runs along with the city, just walking from Tran Phu street to reach the sea. However, the most crowded place to bathe is in the area around Tram Huong tower. The city’s beach is rated by many tourists as being clear, clean, and with fine golden sand.
The island in Nha Trang Bay has its own beauty, with fishing villages, unspoiled double beaches, “kingdom” of monkeys or colorful coral reefs.
Hon Mieu is known as one of the most beautiful islands in the bay, located near the mainland. Here is Tranh beach stretching nearly 500m, with one side being fine white sand, and the other side is a shallow beach with many small pebbles. The seawater here is clear blue, especially sloping, suitable for swimming. Bai Tranh is also the venue for a series of games and sea sports such as jet skiing, parachute, banana float, flyboard…
Here, do not forget to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium , with a huge ship design. Inside is the basement with 4 fish tanks. This is the main sightseeing area, gathering hundreds of sea creatures like a miniature ocean. On the 2nd and 3rd floors are restaurants and souvenir shops.
Hon Tam is about 7 km from the mainland to the southeast of the city. This is an island possessing a carpet of green forests, and long sandy beaches with smooth waves, especially suitable for tourists who love to relax.
Hon Chong is on Pham Van Dong street, about 3 km from the city center to the northeast. This place is a large stone block with all kinds of shapes, stacked running from the high shore to the sea. This tourist destination is also one of the most beautiful places to see the coastal city, fresh air, and quiet.
Hon Mun is the most beautiful destination for diving, watching coral 12 km from the stone bridge port. With the interference of two hot ocean currents, the island has about 2,000 species of coral and much tropical marine life. Joining a diving tour at a depth of 6 – 8 m, visitors will admire the colorful ocean world and touch many species of stars, sea fish…
Yen Island – Hon Noi , 25 km from the port, is famous for its wild and peaceful beauty. There are double beaches, the same white sand, smooth with two sides are clear blue sea. Visitors can see the whole sea from the top of Du Ha mountain, with about 200 steps.
Monkey Island – Hon Lao is a special attraction, with about 1,500 monkeys living in the forest. Walking around the island, visitors can see them anywhere. Most of the monkeys here are friendly to people, but visitors need to be careful because they often come close to steal food. There is also a circus performance area on the island with the time frames at 9:30, 10:30 and 15:15.
Hon Mot Island attracts visitors to the peaceful beauty of a fishing village on the sea, with tiled houses covered with green moss and boats bobbing in the sea. Here, visitors will enjoy the fresh sea air and observe the pace of life of the fishermen. On the island, there are also many other activities such as shallow diving to see corals, water motor games, glass-bottom baskets, parachute canoes…
Tourists traveling in large groups can rent a canoe for about 1,300,000 VND to visit the islands here. Some islands have entrance fees such as Hon Mun, which costs 22,000 VND, Monkey Island sells tickets for adults at 144,000 VND and children at 72,000 VND.
However, to save money and time, visitors should book island tours. Swimming tour and games at Hon Mun – Tranh beach, or Hon Tam cost 450,000 – 600,000 VND. Mun island diving tour costs 600,000 VND. In addition to visiting the island, the tours often combine mud bathing, and lunch at a fishing village…
Oceanographic Museum is a part of the Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography, established in 1923, located at 1 Cau Da. The museum includes a marine species taming area, a natural disaster area, an artificial mangrove forest, a large marine sample area, marine research equipment and intangible resources.
Here, visitors will admire more than 20,000 specimens of marine and freshwater species. Some creatures are raised in glass tanks such as devil face fish, lionfish, and tube anemone… showing the diversity of Vietnam’s marine ecosystem. In particular, the museum also displays an 18-meter-long whale skeleton and a specimen of Dugong sea cow, caught in a fisherman’s net in Phu Quoc in 2003.
Admission to the museum is 40,000 VND per adult, 20,000 VND for students and 10,000 VND for students.
This is a Cham Pa temple located on the top of a hill about 10 m high above sea level, at the mouth of the Cai river, now in Vinh Phuoc ward. This is one of the largest Champa cultural heritage in the country.
The architecture consists of 3 floors, going from bottom to top according to stone steps. In it, the Gate Tower area is no longer there. On the middle floor or the Mandapa pre-top area is a place for guests to rest and prepare offerings. There are 4 rows of octagonal columns, including 12 small columns outside and 10 large columns inside.
Following the steep steps, visitors will come to the temple complex, including 6 Kalan (temple temples) in red brick, of which 2 towers have been destroyed, leaving only the foundation. The towers are built of the same style but differ in size, in which the northeast tower is the tallest, about 23 m. The four corners of the roof are three levels of miniature roofs decorated with many mascots such as elephants, swans, goats… Around the temple and tower area, there are many green trees for visitors to sit back and relax.
In addition to pilgrimage and taking photos with the magnificent ancient towers, visitors can admire the bustling boats on the river.
Co Tien Mountain
Visitors to Nha Trang city, follow the direction of Pham Van Dong street to the north, and to Duong De area will see Co Tien mountain in Vinh Hoa ward, which is made up of three adjacent peaks, from 200 m high to over 300 m. The destination is about 10 km from the city center, often climbing by people in the coastal city to exercise or camp.
The way to Co Tien mountain is not too difficult, children can also follow adults to climb, it takes about 30-45 minutes, starting from the foot of the mountain to the camping spot on the top of number one. Time to climb the mountain to catch the sunrise from 5:30 and watch the sunset from 15:30. If you ride a motorbike, you can park it at a house in the area of Ngo Van So street, the price is 5,000 VND/motorbike. There are tents, flashlights for rent…
VinWonders Nha Trang Park
This is an entertainment and resort area located on Hon Tre island, with a total area of 200,000 m2, connected to the mainland by a modern cable car system. The amusement park is divided into indoor, outdoor, water park, aquarium, performing arts area, ocean movie castle and food court.
Here, visitors have many options to have fun at the water park or experience thrills with games such as free-falling towers, thrilling swings, roller coasters… For families with children Don’t forget to visit the movie castle or the candy fortress.
At the end of the day, visitors can experience the wheel with their family at a height of 120 m, to admire the whole magnificent landscape of Nha Trang Bay.
The ticket price for admission and 2-way cable car for adults is 880,000 VND, children from 1 m to 1.4 m have a ticket price of 660,000 VND. Customers over 60 years old are entitled to a discount of VND 530,000.