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Nha Trang

Practical information on Nha Trang

  • Family
  • Spa and massage
  • Encounters with locals
  • Romantic
  • Beach / Seaside Resort
  • Port
  • Mountain
  • Water Sports
  • Place or Religious Monument
2 / 5 - 3 reviews
How to get there
3 hours by bus from Dalat
When to go
From November to April
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Nha Trang

Marine Faure Seasoned Traveller
48 written opinions

Nha Trang is a seaside town in the centre of Vietnam's coast.

My suggestion:
Stay outside the town, rather than inside, to make the most of the region without the inconveniences of the town centre.
My review
Nha Trang is a seaside town situated in the middle of the country's coast, and 9 hours by bus or train from Ho Chi Minh. After a difficult journey to get there I was quite disappointed. I was expecting a relaxing and tranquil town but in fact it's a very touristy seaside town.
If you like people, trendy clubs, restaurants serving international cuisine, fashionable shops and concrete then you'll like Nha Trang! Unfortunately I don't and, despite everything that the surrounding nature had to offer, I really didn't appreciate my stay in the town.
On the other hand, the beach is magnificent and divers will be really happy because the sea beds there are the richest and most varied in the country. As far as I am concerned the town is not an essential place to go during your trip to Vietnam.
David Debrincat Seasoned Traveller
459 written opinions

225 km from Dalat, Nha Trang is a beautiful seaside resort in the China Sea which is bathed in sun nearly all year.

My suggestion:
Don't forget that Nha Trang isn't just about the beach, there are also the superb towers of Po Nagar.
My review

During my trip to Vietnam, I stopped at Nha Trang during a bus journey between Dalat and Hoi An. It's not somewhere you necessarily choose to go when you go to Vietnam but Nha Trang is a beautiful seaside resort whose white sand beaches have views over the turquoise water of the China Sea. And what's more, there is bright sun 9 months a year, and even in the rainy season it doesn't rain all the time.

Apart from the beach, I recommend you visit the market. Its quite typical but very touristy. The fishing port with all its blue boats is also worth a look. To finish up your visit to Nha Trang you really must go and see the Po Nagar towers. They are the most beautiful remains of the Cham civilisation. Not only is the site very beautiful but the view over its surroundings is marvellous.

Leslie Romiti Seasoned Traveller
20 written opinions

Nha Trang is a coastal resort, aimed at families, with its own water park. If you go there, you'll encounter a lot of Russians.

My suggestion:
Avoid staying in the downtown area: there are nightclubs everywhere and it's a party town! The outskirts are much more typically Vietnamese in their appearance.
My review

I have a somewhat mixed opinion on Nha Trang. At first glance it seems to be a coastal resort town that you might find in the south of France, with luxury hotels, a water park, nightclubs and even bars where hookers ply their trade. In the downtown area, all the signs are written in Vietnamese and Russian! The vast majority of the tourists are Russians: nouveau riche and frankly, not very likable! Everything stinks of money and the locals greeted us in Russian... it was horrible.

Despite that, when you escape from the downtown area, you discover the real Vietnam. The market is spectacular, the people are much more natural and you return to Asia after leaving Russia behind. 

An unexpected bonus: the massages given by blind people, which are very powerful and effective.

On the downside: Everything is built for the Russians and there is an airport with direct flights to Russia!

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