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Nha Trang

Nha Trang, a vibrant resort city in southern Vietnam, is celebrated for its stunning beaches, captivating offshore islands, and a long crescent beach promenade with various hotels, local seafood restaurants, trendy international restaurants, and beach bars. Experience the thrill of aerial cable cars to Hòn Tre Island and explore the underwater wonderlands near Hòn Mun and Hòn Tằm islands, where coral reefs teem with marine life, accessible by a short boat ride.

“Sun-Kissed Shores and Electric Nightlife in Vietnam’s South Central Coast”

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Attractions

Nha Trang’s attractions range from famous beaches like Tran Phu and Bai Dai to cultural landmarks like Po Nagar Cham Towers and Long Son Pagoda. The city’s islands, including Hon Tre and Vinpearl amusement park, offer diverse experiences

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Rest

We’ve handpicked the best accommodations in Nha Trang, from luxurious beachfront resorts to budget-friendly hostels. Check out our specially curated selection based on community reviews and local expertise.

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Taste

Nha Trang’s cuisine offers a delightful mix of fresh seafood and local Vietnamese flavors, with options ranging from street food stalls to upscale restaurants. Explore our curated list to taste the best of Nha Trang’s culinary scene.

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Nha Trang Handbook: Essential Travel Tips

When is the Best Time to Visit Nha Trang?

Enjoy the sunny climate year-round, with the best conditions from January to August. Plan your trip to central Vietnam according to the weather with this helpful guide.

Transportation Tips

A. Getting to Vietnam

Vietnam has 4 major international airports in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, and Phu Quoc. There’s also an international airport in Nha Trang, but it’s usually much cheaper to fly into Ho Chi Minh City or Da Nang and then fly to Nha Trang from there.

B. How to get to Nha Trang

Local flights, buses, private cars, or trains connect Nha Trang with other Vietnamese destinations.

C. How to get around in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is another very walkable Vietnamese city, so walking or renting a bicycle is best. The bus system is also good and extremely cheap. Taxis and ride-sharing apps are more expensive than in most of Vietnam, but they’re good options for groups or to get somewhere in a hurry.

Before You Go

  • Visa: Check visa requirements based on your nationality. Find out more about getting a Vietnam Visa before you visit Nha Trang. 
  • Timezone: Vietnam is in the Indochina Time Zone (ICT), UTC+7.
  • Voltage: The standard voltage is 220V, and the outlets usually accept three different plugs: A, C, and F. If you are from Europe, Japan, or the Americas, your plugs will work fine. Otherwise, you’ll need an adapter. Note that many Vietnamese outlets do not have a third hole for grounding, and so can only accept two-pronged plugs.
  • Internet: Most hotels, cafes, and even restaurants in Nha Trang offer free Wi-Fi; Wi-Fi plans are so cheap in Vietnam that almost all businesses have one. But it’s easy, inexpensive, and well worth buying a local SIM card with a data package at the airport upon arrival.
  • SIM Cards: You can easily purchase SIM cards for data and calls at the airport or local stores. Note that you’ll need to provide your passport to get a SIM. Viettel, Mobifone, and VinaPhone are the best mobile networks for Nha Trang and most parts of Vietnam.
  • Currency: Vietnam uses the Vietnamese Dong (VND). VND only comes in bills (no coins), and 1 USD equals about 24,000 VND (commonly abbreviated as 24k). Some shops catering to tourists may accept USD, but most only take VND.
  • Credit Cards: Visa and MasterCard are commonly accepted at large businesses like hotels, indoor restaurants, or upscale shopping venues, but smaller enterprises usually only take cash.
  • ATMs: Nha Trang has many ATMs, most of which accept foreign cards. Make sure to notify your bank before you travel to Vietnam to avoid blocked ATM transactions.
  • Tipping: Vietnam is not a tipping culture, so a tip is not expected. A tip is a good way to bring a smile to someone’s face, though. Note that cab drivers and tour guides often rely on some tipping, so it’s a good idea to tip them.

Understanding Culture & Customs In Nha Trang

Thanks to its extremely casual beach culture, Nha Trang may be Vietnam’s most “anything goes” city regarding its customs and local etiquette. You should still familiarize yourself with general Vietnamese customs and etiquette and keep them in mind while in Nha Trang.

Common questions about Nha Trang

Nha Trang specializes in luxurious beach resorts, and some of the best ones to stay at are InterContinental Nha Trang, Fusion Resort, and Mia Resort. Waiting outside the city at Six Senses or An Lam Retreats in Ninh Van Bay is a more peaceful option. Look over some more Nha Trang accommodations in our Nha Trang hotels guide.

Some of the best restaurants in Nha Trang are Ngoc Trai Local Seafood Restaurant for affordable seafood, Ngon Gallery for fine dining, and LIVIN for Western BBQ. You can check out many more options in our guide to Nha Trang Restaurants or in our guide to the best Nha Trang restaurants with sea views if you’re itching to gaze out on one of the area’s famous nautical landscapes.

Nha Trang is best known for its pristine white sand beaches and the water sports that can be played there. It’s also one of the only spots in Vietnam with mild temperatures all year round.

Visiting the beach to suntan or playing water sports are the most popular activities in Nha Trang. There are also several aquariums and amusement parks in the town, great shopping malls, charming local fishing villages, museums, and historical sites nearby. For a more specific listing, consult our list of 8 Things to do in Nha Trang.

The cheapest time to visit Nha Trang is after the Tet Holiday in late January but before the peak tourist season starts in April. September through November are also inexpensive to see but more prone to rain.

Walking and riding a rented bicycle are the best ways to get around, as the main city is fairly compact. For longer distances, taxis and ride-sharing apps are convenient options.

Many people consider the best time to visit Nha Trang to be between April and August. The weather warms up as Spring transitions to Summer, but the area’s ever-present sea breeze makes hotter temperatures nice, especially if you spend most of your time on the beach.

2-4 days is the ideal length of stay in Nha Trang. A shorter 2-day trip will allow you to lounge on the beach one day and explore the city’s main attractions the other day. A longer 4-day stay will give you time to go to an amusement park in the town and see some of the local landmarks with a Nha Trang day tour.