Top 8 Things To Do In Nha Trang
Lounge On The Sandy Beaches
Nha Trang has many clean and pristine beaches that are either walking distance from the city center, or just a short drive away.
It is easy and inexpensive to take a trip to these attractions by motorbike or taxi. The islands have many beaches that are accessible by boat and therefore it’s best to book a tour.
Have Fun At Amusement And Adventure Parks
Adventure and water parks are big attractions for both the domestic and international visitors of Nha Trang.
You could experience VinWonders amusement park and cable car, 100 Eggs tourist area, Ba Ho waterfall, Central Park.
A number of islands and archipelagoes litter the Nha Trang coastline and local travel companies offer a myriad of tours ranging from a single stop to multi-adventure tour tickets.
For those keen on self-discovery, boats depart to the main islands from the harbor in the south near the national oceanographic museum.
Here are some of the best places you can visit: Hon Mun, Hon Tam, Hon Tre, Monkey Island,…
Indulge In The Nightlife
There are plenty of bars, nightclubs, and restaurants that cater to both locals and tourists alike.
One of the most popular areas for nightlife in Nha Trang is the beachside strip along Tran Phu street.
Visitors can enjoy live music, dance the night away, or simply relax and watch the action from one of the many beachfront venues.
Visit Alexandre Yersin Museum
This French-Swiss scientist is credited with discovering the bacteria that causes plagues and other illnesses. Though far from his birthplace, he spent most of his exceptional career living right here in Nha Trang until his death in 1943.
The Alexandre Yersin museum was founded in his name and is situated right inside his former home. Here, guests can wander around and discover relics of his research, his equipment, and a large collection of photographs he took when traveling Vietnam in the early 20th century.
Climb Up Po Nagar Cham Towers
Just slightly north of the city, the Po Nagar Cham Towers are a former relic of an ancient civilization that once inhabited southern Vietnam. The stone buildings here have a complex and ornamental design and date back to the 8th century.
They were originally built as a tribute to ancient deities, but are still used for traditional worship by the Cham ethnic minority. Festivals occur here from the end of May to the beginning of April.
Admire Museum Of Oceanography
The exhibition, which is housed in a colonial-era building with French architecture, includes a monstrous whale skeleton, aquariums with sharks, and specimens of other wondrous marine life.
Numerous other conservation and research areas are yours to explore and the drive down here alone is worth the effort, especially if you plan to visit Hon Tre island. With the ferry station so close, it is convenient to do both!
Go To Long Son Pagoda
First commissioned in 1886, this historical site is the home to a 24-meter high statue of a white Buddha.
Awe-inspiring and grandiose, the white Buddha statue that sits on top of the hill can be seen from pretty much anywhere in Nha Trang, but for a closer look, you must first climb 152 steps that ascend from an old Buddhist temple below.
As you climb up from Long Son pagoda, make sure to stop and enjoy the sweeping landscapes of Nha Trang, the mountains, and the vast sea below.