From pagodas to markets to museums to nature, there’s plenty to see and do in Nha Trang City. Combining the convenience and practicality of an urban locale with the beauty and serenity of a coastal fishing village, Nha Trang has a stream of attractions for all age groups and types of travellers - from conventional tourists to explorers looking to take the unbeaten path through town.

Families will have plenty to see in Nha Trang - there are a few museums like the Yersin Museum and the Oceanographic Museum; wide areas of clean beach; a large supply of family-friendly restaurants; and entertainment establishments like theatres and malls to occupy entire families for days at a time. Nature lovers will find a wealth of flora to be marveled at in Nha Trang and the surrounding vicinity: waterfalls, islands, salt fields and hidden beaches are abound. Fans of window shopping will also have a blast scouring Nha Trang’s many shops.

What to See in Nha Trang

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, ...

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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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Dam and Xom Moi Markets

Dam and Xom Moi Markets

As the city’s commercial center, Dam Market is the busiest, most vibrant market in Nha Trang. It is also the largest, and a popular tourist attraction. The market takes place in a circular, three-story building, and the stalls sell a variety of things from souvenirs, tourist trinkets, knock-off brands and cheap watches, to fresh local produce and meats at the ...

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Yang Bay Waterfalls

Yang Bay Waterfalls

The theme park-like atmosphere of this site has detracted somewhat from its natural beauty, but don't let that stop you from taking a splash and soaking in the scenery. The waterfalls are accessible by electric car. There is a restaurant on-site and the chance to partake in traditional Vietnamese singing and dancing. That can make a great day out.

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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 ...

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Doc Let Beach

Doc Let Beach

This largely undeveloped beach, around 45km north of Nha Trang, offers a picture postcard setting. Palm-fringed white sand stretches out to turquoise waters dotted with fishing boats moored off shore. It's ideal for swimming with no rocks and a shallow depth for some way out. The beach is a tourist zone, with a pool, small shops and eateries on site. ...

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Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre

Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre

Relax back in a coffee-coloured mud bath, said to be beneficial for your health at the Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre. The mud is cool and slightly slippery, as well as being surprisingly buoyant – if you have enough room, try and lie on the bottom of the bath. After rinsing, follow up with jet sprays and a warm bath ...

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Ba Ho Waterfalls

Ba Ho Waterfalls

The 25km drive to these waterfalls takes you past some wonderful stretches of coast and rice paddies. The waterfalls themselves have been left untouched, save for some arrow pointers that guide you over and around the rocks to get to the cascades. The three waterfalls vary in accessibility. You can swim at all the waterfalls.

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Hon Tre

Hon Tre

You can reach the biggest island in the bay by public ferry, but it is geared to locals and thus it is advisable to go with an organized tour. Hon Tre Island (translated to Bamboo Island) remained untouched until 2004. Just a few fishing huts dotted the coastline back then. Now, things are different and since the island got connected ...

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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 ...

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Dam and Xom Moi Markets

Dam and Xom Moi Markets

As the city’s commercial center, Dam Market is the busiest, most vibrant market in Nha Trang. It is also the largest, and a popular tourist attraction. The market takes place in a circular, three-story building, and the stalls sell a variety of things from souvenirs, tourist trinkets, knock-off brands and cheap watches, to fresh local produce and meats at the ...

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Hon Do Pagoda

Hon Do Pagoda

This pagoda is perched on a tiny island in the middle of Nha Trang Bay. Stepping stones lead around the island to various altars, some of which are on rocks overlooking the sea. Stop at the motorbike parking opposite 32 Pham Van Dong and catch a fishing boat across to the island. It should cost around VND50,000 to go there ...

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Ba Ho Waterfalls

Ba Ho Waterfalls

The 25km drive to these waterfalls takes you past some wonderful stretches of coast and rice paddies. The waterfalls themselves have been left untouched, save for some arrow pointers that guide you over and around the rocks to get to the cascades. The three waterfalls vary in accessibility. You can swim at all the waterfalls.

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Suoi Do Pagoda

Suoi Do Pagoda

Halfway up a mountain, west of Nha Trang, this 50-year-old pagoda was rebuilt last year. What makes it special is its setting next to a stream running down the mountain. Take time to paddle in the stream and climb up to the top of the mountain where there is a natural pool and panoramic views of the countryside dotted with ...

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Nha Phu Bay

Nha Phu Bay

Nha Phu is one of four bays in Khanh Hoa Province. A haven for nature lovers, the scenery is spectacular with shimmering water, clear skies, white stretches of sand and forested islands.Make sure to explore the safari park which is home to many kinds of indigenous and imported animals. Some travel agencies and hotels organise tours. Otherwise, you can rent ...

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Hon Tam

Hon Tam

Hon Tam (Tam Island) is like something out of a James Bond film. It is home to an extensive eco-resort and a five-star hotel is in the pipeline. The bungalows keep with the setting and all have ocean views. Day trips to the island are available and there are a range of activities for the whole family including boat tours ...

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Bai Dai Beach

Bai Dai Beach

Bai Dai Beach is a remote and wild stretch of beach that rises up into sand dunes and stretches out as far as the eye can see. It is only a matter of time before buildings sprout up so now is the time to go. There's not much in the way of entertainment, save for some makeshift wooden eateries serving ...

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Doc Let Beach

Doc Let Beach

This largely undeveloped beach, around 45km north of Nha Trang, offers a picture postcard setting. Palm-fringed white sand stretches out to turquoise waters dotted with fishing boats moored off shore. It's ideal for swimming with no rocks and a shallow depth for some way out. The beach is a tourist zone, with a pool, small shops and eateries on site. ...

Read More
Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre

Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre

Relax back in a coffee-coloured mud bath, said to be beneficial for your health at the Thap Ba Hot Spring Centre. The mud is cool and slightly slippery, as well as being surprisingly buoyant – if you have enough room, try and lie on the bottom of the bath. After rinsing, follow up with jet sprays and a warm bath ...

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Hon Ong

Hon Ong

Whale Island Resort is located on its namesake tropical island, Hon Ong (Whale Island). The setting is stunning with white sand, an emerald green fading into azure blue sea and clear skies. The eco-resort offers a range of water-based activities: you can sail around the small island in a catamaran, go windsurfing, kayaking and snorkeling. The resort also operates boat ...

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Hon Heo

Hon Heo

Hon Heo (Orchid Peninsula) is arguably the finest peninsula with a beautiful stretch of beach and scenic landscape. You can ride an ostrich and there is an animal show featuring a 25 year-old elephant and bears. If you have time, hike up to Orchid Stream, 500 metres above sea level, where you can climb over the rocks to paddle and ...

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Hon Chong Promontory

Hon Chong Promontory

Boulders are stacked on top of one another at this site drenched in legend 3.5km from the city centre. The large boulder at the tip of the promontory is said to bear the hand-print of a fisher giant who fell from the cliff when the fairy he was spying on saw him. It is a good spot to come at ...

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Hon Mieu

Hon Mieu

A half-hour boat ride from Cau Da Port and you'll arrive at Tri Nguyen Aquarium (open from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm) which houses a large variety of fish and other marine creatures. The aquarium is in the shape of a boat and you can climb to the top to look out over the horizon. How to get to Hon ...

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Hon Tre

Hon Tre

You can reach the biggest island in the bay by public ferry, but it is geared to locals and thus it is advisable to go with an organized tour. Hon Tre Island (translated to Bamboo Island) remained untouched until 2004. Just a few fishing huts dotted the coastline back then. Now, things are different and since the island got connected ...

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Salt Fields

Salt Fields

Vietnam's extensive coastline is a major part of the economy with an annual salt production of around 737,000 tonnes. Tending to the fields is both strenuous and painstaking. Salt water is directed into fields and left for ten days to evaporate. The white mineral is then removed and left to dry before harvesting. You can see those salt fields on ...

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Yang Bay Waterfalls

Yang Bay Waterfalls

The theme park-like atmosphere of this site has detracted somewhat from its natural beauty, but don't let that stop you from taking a splash and soaking in the scenery. The waterfalls are accessible by electric car. There is a restaurant on-site and the chance to partake in traditional Vietnamese singing and dancing. That can make a great day out.

Read More
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, ...

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Bao Dai's Villas

Bao Dai's Villas

Built in 1923 by A. Crem, a French scientist of German origin, these five villas and three adjoining buildings are 50 metres above sea level and offer panoramic views. All are named after flora and a charming hotel is located onsite. Bao Dai, the last emperor of Vietnam, who had seven concubines and thirteen children, resided in the villas when ...

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Yersin Museum

Yersin Museum

Dedicated to scientist Alexandre Yersin, this small museum is where he once lived and worked. On display is his laboratory equipment, books from his library and personal letters to his mother. Entrance fee for adults: VND 26,000 The museum is open from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays. It is closed on Saturdays ...

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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 ...

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Hon Yen

Hon Yen

Located 17km from Nha Trang, the two islands (Hon Noi and Hon Ngoai) are famous for harbouring birds' nests (Yen Sao), a local delicacy. They are found in caves and made from the saliva of Salanganes. They are then harvested by locals who climb up precarious bamboo ladders to fetch them. Nests come in two colours: white and red. Tours ...

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Hon Mun

Hon Mun

Hon Mun (Ebony Island) is a prime diving and snorkeling site and is a protected area. Due to its proximity to hot-sea currents, the sea bed is home to an abundant and diverse group of marine species. Dive shops organise half-day trips to the island for diving and snorkeling. Alternatively, you can rent a private boat for USD45 for the ...

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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 ...

Read More
Nha Trang River Trip

Nha Trang River Trip

This leisurely amble along the river offers a chance to see a different side of Nha Trang. While the boat glides along the still water, sit back and relax as you float past palm tree-lined shores and forested hills. The boat stops at various points of interest including a pagoda, a coconut garden (where you can have someone climb up ...

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Hon Lao

Hon Lao

Hon Lao (Monkey Island) is a firm favourite on the tourist trail. In 1985, 200 long-haired monkeys were brought in from Malaysia. Today, there are over 1,000 wild monkeys that expect to be fed. To cater to their hunger, you can buy corn on the island. Keep an eye on your belongings as there have been numerous reports of the ...

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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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