Nha Trang Vietnam is a charming city on the south- central coast of Vietnam known for its beaches and scuba diving sites. It is becoming a popular destination for both local and international tourists looking for a spot of relaxation or a splash of adventure.

Historically, the city was known as Kauthara under the Champa. Visitors can still see the famous Po Nagar Tower perched on a hilltop at the mouth of the river. The ancient Champa temple was restored by a local king in 784 AD after being ransacked by invaders who made off with its treasure.

While Nha Trang is a centre for marine science based at the Nha Trang Oceanography Institute, it is now more known for its fun in the sun mentality. If you prefer your marine life served on a plate, it is also the best place in Vietnam to order up a couple of lobsters.

One of Vietnam’s most scenic drives, Tran Phu Street runs along the ocean and is referred to as the Pacific Coast Highway of Vietnam. If you don’t have time to take a drive, fear not, for your taxi will take this road to the airport.

From the beach, you will be able to see Hon Tre Island (Bamboo Island). The motorised cable car system is the world’s longest, linking the mainland to the five star resort and theme park. The myriad of other islands in the bay, from Hon Tam, the setting of an extensive eco-resort, to Hon Lao, the home to troops of wild monkeys, will ensure that your stay is anything but ordinary.

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Discover Nha Trang, Vietnam

Discover Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang Vietnam is known for its beaches and scuba diving sites and is a popular destination for both local and international tourists looking for a spot of relaxation or a splash of adventure. The city was known as Kauthara under the Champa and visitors can still see the famous Po Nagar Tower perched on a hilltop at the mouth of the river. The ancient Champa temple was restored by a local ki...

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Golf in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Golf in Nha Trang, Vietnam

Golf in Paradise Nha Trang is a seaside resort town, on the east coast of Vietnam.  The region is easily accessible by air, road and rail. Cam Ranh Airport is an international airport and more direct flights from neighbouring countries are planned for 2014.  There are regular flight to Saigon and Hanoi. The region has a tropical savannah climate with a lengthy dry season from Januar...

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Nha Trang: the Next Honolulu?

Nha Trang: the Next Honolulu?

Recently, the Chairman of the Khanh Hoa Province was unfairly maligned in the press after he compared Nha Trang to Hawaii. If he meant Honolulu, it is a justifiable comparison and a perfect model for Nha Trang to follow. Hawaii, like Khanh Hoa, has a variety of places that tourists can enjoy. An urban environment next to the ocean is one of them. But recent fights over Nha Trang’s beache...

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Nha Trang Family Holiday

Nha Trang Family Holiday

With plenty of fun things to do with kids including its beautiful beaches, mountains, resorts and a great theme park, Nha Trang caters to each family member’s desires. Although it’s an easy overnight train trip from Ho Chi Minh City, be aware that not much is open at 5 a.m. at the time of arrival. A quicker option is to fly, just note Nha Trang's Cam Ranh Airport is about 40 minute...

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Long Son Pagoda and White Buddha

Long Son Pagoda and White Buddha

Long Son Pagoda is a popular tourist destination and buzzes with activity. The central building is not exceptional, the main feature instead being the large White Buddha sitting on top of the hill. There are 150 steps to the top, but around the half way point, take a break with the 14m long sleeping Buddha.

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Instagram reasons to visit Nha Trang

Instagram reasons to visit Nha Trang

Nha Trang is widely known for its charming atmosphere and scenic surroundings, where its beaches and scuba diving sites stand out from everything else. It’s the perfect spot for those looking for the best mix of relaxation and a splash of adventure. One thing you can take for granted when visiting Nha Trang is that there will always be an entertaining attraction. Finding yourself bored is...

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The Profiles of Saigon's Expat Teachers

The Profiles of Saigon's Expat Teachers

There is a large quantity and fascinating variety of teachers working in Saigon, from the super-focused aspiring professionals to the traveller who happened to run out of money while in Saigon. This variety is both a good and a bad thing, enabling a huge range in standards of education. But what is most interesting about Saigon’s foreign English teachers is their character. The Professio...

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National Oceanographic Museum

National Oceanographic Museum

Marvel at sea creatures of all shapes and sizes and a kaleidoscope of colours at this extensive museum spread out over two floors. The ground floor is home to fish tanks of varying sizes that house all manner of marine life. Also on display are countless jars of pickled specimens, local boats and fishing artifacts, plus an 18 metre long whale skeleton.

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Po Nagar Cham Towers

Po Nagar Cham Towers

A defining feature of Nha Trang, these Cham ruins are the best-kept in Vietnam. Of the original vast complex only four towers remain, but these beautiful Vietnamese ruins are still a top historical attraction, and a Nha Trang must-see. Po Nagar Cham Towers date back to between the 7th and 12th centuries AD. Situated 2 km north of Nha Trang, all of the main temples in the complex face East as ...

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Nha Trang Cathedral

Nha Trang Cathedral

The construction of Nha Trang Cathedral (Nha Tho Nui) began in 1928 and finished in 1934. The stone edifice is punctuated with stained glass windows with three large bells in the tower. It stands atop a hill in the centre of town. Mass is held at 5:00 am, 7:00 am, 9:30 am, 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm on Sundays and at 4:45 am and 5:00 pm the rest of the week.

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Premiere venues in Nha Trang

An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas

An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas

If you and your loved one are looking for a gorgeous and peaceful retreat, it’s hard to find a better destination than An Lam Villas’ unbelievable getaway at Ninh Van Bay. Getting the balance between luxury accommodation and natural beauty can be difficult. The world is full of examples where tourism has taken a place of outstanding natural beauty and turned it into a concrete jungle; a victim of its own success. What An Lam has created here is a paradise within a paradise. The blend of natural materials and luxury hotel living is truly surprising. This is a full-on ...

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Evason Ana Mandara & Six Senses Spa

Evason Ana Mandara & Six Senses Spa

Comprised of 74 semi-detached garden villas that combine traditional Vietnamese touches with modern conveniences, Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang is surrounded by private tropical gardens offering serenity and refinement. The private balconies off every room are an ideal spot to relax at the end of the day. In addition to the exclusive Six Senses Spa, various dining options (Ana Beach House Bar & Restaurant, Ana Pavillion) and the resort offers tennis, beach volleyball, a water activity centre and a PADI Gold Palm Resort Scuba Diving centre.   Evason comes from the same group of Six Senses Ninh Van Bay and Six Senses Con ...

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Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay

Six Senses Ninh Van Bay sits on dramatic Ninh Van Bay with impressive rock formations, a white sand beach and a backdrop of mountains. The resort consists of 58 pool villas situated along the beach, on the hillside and over rocks. Several hilltop villas located near the spa have personal Spa Suites. Activities include tennis, water sports, dive facilities, a gym and nature trails. And a classy place to dine.  Six Senses comes from the same group of Evason Ana Mandara Nha Trang and Six Senses Con Dao.

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Novotel Nha Trang

Novotel Nha Trang

Looking out to the sea and close to the city centre, this spectacular four-star hotel features 154 spacious and contemporary rooms, each with terrace and sea view. The Bellevue meeting room is well-equipped with a capacity of up to 200 delegates. In Balance, a relaxing spa is an attraction on its own. The helpful staff, gorgeous views and many complimentary services make this hotel ideal for both business and leisure travelers. Novotel is present in Halong and Danang, too.

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Costa Seafood Restaurant

Costa Seafood Restaurant

Located at the five-star The Costa Nha Trang Residences & InterContinental Nha Trang Hotel, Costa Seafood serves imported and local seafood specialties. Some of the most popular dishes are Nha Trang lobster, Alaskan crab, Canadian geoduck and Australian abalone. Check out the fish tanks where you can pick out your own dinner from the freshest seafood around. Options such as stir-fried mantis shrimp with garlic, Hong Kong style steamed grouper, and stir-fried Alaskan king crab with salt, baked lobster with cream and cheese make it a difficult choice when picking out which delicacy to enjoy for dinner. Thankfully, you can ...

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Le Petit Bistro

Le Petit Bistro

Always known for good food, this cozy bistro is a hit with the French crowd. French specialties and wines are served quickly at affordable prices. Dishes include staples such as Coq au Vin and Magret de Canard. Their breakfasts are also very popular.

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Louisiane Brewhouse

Louisiane Brewhouse

A combination of a trendy beach café and a formal brew house, Louisiane offers a pleasant surprise with an open airy dining area. Four home-made brews along with one or two seasonal options are available on tap along with a full service bar. The restaurant features International and Vietnamese cuisine along with an independent sushi bar serving up the freshest seafood.  

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Sailing Club

Sailing Club

One of the longest running beach restaurant/bars in Vietnam. The charm of the Sailing Club lies in its location and multifunctional uses. From sunup until sun-down it’s the perfect beach club that transforms into a sophisticated dining setting.

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Frozen Ice Bar

Frozen Ice Bar

Is it too hot for you in NhaTrang? Then head for Vietnam’s very first ice bar, the Frozen Ice Bar at Dom Beluga & Caviar de Duc restaurant. Winter clothing is provided and you’ll need it, because everything in this bar – the furniture, the bar itself, the sculptures – is made of ice and the temperature is kept at minus-10 degrees Celsius. There’s even snow on the floor. Try some caviar with vodka, or enjoy one of the many creative cocktails served in ice glasses. How cool is that?

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