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Nha Trang

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  • Beaches
    4.5 stars

    Nha Trang’s famous beaches live up to their reputation. The city is situated right on the coast, making a beach holiday within reach for all budgets. Whether you are staying at a hostel or a five-star in the tourist centre, the ocean is always less than a ... read more

  • Daytrip to Doc Let Beach
    4.5 stars

    Fifty kilometres north of Nha Trang lies Doc Let, a quiet eden of palm-fringed, powdery white sand, sparkling azure waters and a sleepy disposition. Despite its resounding beauty, relatively few people venture here and the beach still feels low-key, natur ... read more

  • Diving and snorkelling
    4 stars

    Nha Trang Bay boasts 12,000 hectares of reef-filled waters known as Hon Mun Marine Protected Area. The majority of diving and snorkelling in Nha Trang is done here, and its shallow waters are one of the best places for beginners to learn ... read more

  • Daytrip to Bai Dai Beach
    4 stars

    You’ll either love or hate Bai Dai Beach (pronounced 'bye-yai', but also known as Long Beach). Located 20 kilometres south of Nha Trang, Bai Dai is removed from the city hustle and traffic and has a more low-key, backpackery feel. Like Nha Trang Beach, th ... read more

  • Ba Ho Waterfalls
    4 stars

    If lying on the beach gets too boring, an intense hike to Ba Ho Waterfalls is a pleasant diversion. To get there, it’s a scenic 27-kilometre drive north along the coast, then a sweaty, challenging 25-minute hike up to the first of three falls that you can ... read more

  • Motorcycling and cycling
    3.5 stars

    Motorbike and bicycles are readily available to rent from hotels and shops in the tourist centre. If you don’t mind the heat, you can cover sights within the city like the markets, Long Son Pagoda and Ponagar Cham Towers by bicycle. For motorbike, day trips to the mud baths, Ba Ho Waterfalls, Bai ... read more

  • Swimming pools
    4 stars

    If you get bored of salt water and sand, you’re in luck as Nha Trang has gone wild with swimming pools that range from simple plunge pools to full blown water parks. Get your speedos on and check the following out. ... read more

  • Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
    3.5 stars

    Vinpearl Land Nha Trang is the Disneyland of Vietnam and to add to the excitement, you get there via the world’s longest oversea cable car. ... read more

  • Boat trips
    3.5 stars

    Anyone and everyone sells the “four island” boat trip to Mun, Mot, Mieu and Tam islands. A full day trip on a packed boat is as cheap as US$7, including lunch, transport and stops for sunbathing at beaches and an aquarium but no admission fees – expect to shell out dong for every optional ... read more

  • Mud baths
    3.5 stars

    Sitting in a tub of mud feels as odd as it sounds, but it has become a quintessential Nha Trang experience. The mud is purported to have all sorts of healthy, healing properties. ... read more

  • Alexandre Yersin Museum
    3.5 stars

    The Alexandre Yersin Museum provides insight into the life and work of an unsung hero. Alexandre Yersin (1863-1943) was a Swiss and naturalised French physician who discovered the plague bacillus. ... read more

  • Po Nagar Cham Towers
    3.5 stars

    Dating back to the 7th and 12th century, the Po Nagar Cham Towers are the best remaining Cham ruins in Vietnam (the other famous ruin is the temple city of My Son near Hoi An). It is believed that the Cham people descended from the Sa Huynh, who inhabited ... read more

  • Blind massage
    3.5 stars

    Walk through the tourist centre and you’ll come across several places touting blind massage. The Blind People Light Centre at 12 Hong Bang came highly recommended by a local who goes there at least once a week and swears by it. Indeed, most of the patrons are locals who seem comfortable and at ... read more

  • Long Son Pagoda
    3.5 stars

    Long Son Pagoda (chua Long Son) is a multilevel Buddhist temple gracefully rising along a hill. Stairs first lead to the main temple decorated with mosaics and a separate prayer hall, then up past a bell temple, a reclining Buddha and finally a large, white 14-metre Buddha statue. From here ... read more

  • Markets
    3.5 stars

    Nha Trang offers several markets worth exploring to get a taste of local life -- and everyone needs a rubber chicken, right? ... read more

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