Nha Trang

Nha Trang

Vietnam's star beach

Vietnam’s most popular beach destination, Nha Trang, the capital of Khanh Hoa province, is located on the south central coast of Vietnam, just over 400 kilometres northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. A train journey of as little as seven hours or 45 minutes by plane delivers travellers to the best city beach Vietnam has to offer. But those who yearn for a variety of scenery and pace need only venture outside to find rice paddies, quiet scenic roads along the ocean and a fortress of mountains that shields this bustling city.

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The beach is the star attraction, and the fact that the city is conveniently located right on the beach helps draw both domestic tourists and international visitors of all budgets. The downtown core stretches along six kilometres of palm-fringed white sand and the brilliant turquoise waters of Nha Trang Bay – and it’s all free.

Almost picture perfect. : Cindy Fan.
Almost picture perfect. Photo: Cindy Fan

What Nha Trang does so well is give visitors from all walks different options so when it comes to accommodation, beaches, food and transportation, there is something for everyone. Whether you choose an international five-star, a backpacker hostel or something in between, everywhere in the tourist centre is walking distance to the beach. If you get tired of the crowds at Nha Trang beach, easy day trips to Bai Dai, the deserted northern Cam Ranh peninsula area and gorgeous Doc Let deliver a totally different ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 1,700 words.)

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