Nha Trang Travel Guide

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Nha Trang Highlights

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     stunning beach, wonderful people, excellent food 

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     Too many services on the beach for you to choose 

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     On your must-see list once you're in our country 

Nha Trang Things to Do

  • Eating out in Nha Trang

    Nha Trang City is well known for nice restaurants with hundreds of types of specialties. The most popular of them should be steamed dishes with a long list in the menu. They can be steamed fish rolling with rice pancakes and vegetables, steamed crab with beer, steamed squid with fresh ginger, steamed clam with lemongrass or steamed shrimp in...

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  • NHA TRANG BEACH

    Nha Trang's beach has amazing potential- while visiting in March the water is calm enough to swim, it's a beautiful color and in parts, it's clear. However, I've been horrified at the relentless stream of trash all over the beach and throughout the water. It's unsightly and dangerous. Not only are you getting caught up in plastic and bumping into...

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  • Just Relax on the Beach

    Nha Trang has a lovely beach if you just want to spend some time relaxing. The beach is quite busy all day long but because of the size it never really feels that packed.There are many vendors on the beach trying to sell their wares but a polite no thank you and you will be left alone. If you don't wish to sit/lie on the sand, there are plenty of...

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Nha Trang Hotels

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Nha Trang Restaurants

  • Great quality and good value

    I had walked past this restaurant during the daytime and decided to give it a whirl. When I first went in, the place looked to be empty but there is an upstairs dining area which is air-conditioned and this was busy. Staff were attentive and helpful and welcomed me with an ice cold face towel with which to refresh myself.The menu was extensive and...

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  • Excellent food and more besides!

    I came across this restaurant one evening and was not disappointed. This seems to be a popular choice amongst tourists and when tasting the food it is very easy to understand why.The menu is comprehensive and for me as a vegetarian I was pleasantly surprised by the range of dishes that I could choose from. It was the same for those who wanted to go...

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  • Delicious and authentic curries

    Omar's have been in Nha Trang for some tears now serving an extensive range of curries. For me, I particularly enjoy the extensive choice of vegetarian dishes. They also ask you how spicy you want your dish to be and cook it accordingly.You can choose to eat upstairs where the room is air-conditioned. I chose to have the Vegetable Samosas as a...

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Nha Trang Nightlife

  • Upscale irish pub.

    I ended up at the jolly leprechaun in the first place cause i needed a place to sit and work with my computer and this bar looked nice with good furniture and free wifi.Now that i was there for work i just had a coffee, but i noticed that the place has a very good selection of foreign beers, but be ware that this is not a cheap place, so only go...

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  • Crazy Kims Bar...a thing of the past???

    We have known Kim of Crazy Kims for about eight years. She has always been a good friend and person who cares deeply for people and especially the children of Nha Trang.We of course made one of our first stops upon arrival to see Kim. She lost weight, and is proud of it!! She looked GREAT!!Unfortunately, the bar business has gone down considerably....

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  • Friendliest bar in Nha Trang!

    This place just got renovated and it's definitely my favourite spot for drinks! Friendly, crazy, greatatmosphere!

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Nha Trang Transportation

  • Taking the train to Na Trang.

    Nha Trang is well connected to the rest of Vietnam by train.There are several trains a day heading north towards Hanoi aswell as trains heading south towards Saigon.I know that there are many busses travelling Vietnam and that they are very very cheap, but the train is a lot more comfortable and only cost a tiny bit more than the bus and i would...

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  • Take A cyclo

    If you want to get around Nha Trang then take a cyclo. This form of transport allows you to also take in much more of the sights and scenery.Cyclos can be found all around Nha Trang so they are very easy to use.Most trips cost $1USD

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  • Taking a taxi in Nha Trang.

    When taking a taxi in Nha Trang you should stick to the nice looking taxis, preferably with white and green colors.these are almost always very decent and cheap and the drivers are friendly honest guys.The reason why i write this is that Nha Trang has a problem with a small group of dishonest taxi drivers who won't drive by the meter and tend to...

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Nha Trang Shopping

  • T-Shirts in Nha Trang

    Good range of men's, women's and children's t-shirts made from raw cotton. The clever designs are inspired by Vietnamese and Asian culture. They are high quality and wash well and retain their shape. Slightly more pricey than some of the other stores in Nha Trang but worth the money.

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  • Haggling in Dam Market Nha Trang

    Market Stalls Everything from spices to clothes and electronics T-shirts 100k Vnd but think i couldve got cheaper.Large Nike holdall 200 Vnd. I think this was good.Cap for 50Vnd. good i think.Good quality leather timberland flip flops. 250 Vnd.

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  • Nice new mall.

    The Nha Trang center is a new mall that has been build right on the beach front in Nha Trang.Vietnam is a country where you generally have very few malls, but this is your typical classy mall with expensive brands and classy cafes and restaurants where the hip hang out.This is surely not your local market kinda place, but a classy place where you...

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Nha Trang Local Customs

  • WEDDINGS

    If you are lucky, you might see a traditional Vietnamese wedding.The Hotel I stayed at, seemed to be very popular, so I saw three weddings.A little bit of information on a Vietnamese wedding reception.....it was different to my country!A large number of guests usually attend the reception and sit down to a 7 to 10 course mealThe Guests are expected...

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  • Street life

    Walking along the streets of Nha Trang (actually other Vietnamese cities, as well) we can see local people at work. Their workshops consist of simple equipment and a few square metres of a pavement. The most common are dressmakers sitting at their sewing machines. Here and there you will spot a barber shaving his customer with a razor. Life here is...

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  • The art of embroidery

    Embroidery has a very long tradition in Vietnam. For centuries it has been used to decorate clothing, ritual objects or household items. It certainly is one of the most important crafts of Vietnam. Each shop seems to have a wide selection of embroidered pictures, usually simple ones, depicting some traditional scenes from Vietnamese life. But there...

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Nha Trang Warnings and Dangers

  • BE CAREFUL WHEN SWIMMING HERE

    NHA TRANG The heat was so oppresive nearly all the time I was here.To alleviate it sometimes I would go to the beach. The beaches here are rather clean as was the water most of the time. I did find though that when swimming you are on your own. We all know that swimming is not without its dangers, Unlike Australia these beaches are not patrolled...

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  • DONT UNDERESTIMATE THE STRONG SUNSHINE

    NHA TRANGHere in South Vietnam especially in places like Nha Trang it is a must to enjoy the great beaches on offer to the visitor. The beautiful days make it easy to want to spend the day at the beach and in the water swimming. Be extremely careful of the intense heat of the sun here...The sun in South East asia I found to be extremly strong ,hot...

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  • Swimming in Nha Trang December / January

    I was in Nha Trang at Christmas and New Year's for the past two years. I love swimming and snorkeling and qualified as a scuba diver many years ago. However, when swimming in Nha Trang at this time of year, you have to be very carefull of the undertow. The incline of the beach is very steep and when the heavy waves come in they curl downwards...

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Nha Trang Tourist Traps

  • Island Tour Boats

    Beware of the combining of tours boats to make one, very packed, uncomfortable tour.This happened to us today. After talking at length with the operators of BIEN DAO Tours, located on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai St. This is our sixth trip to Nha Trang we have been there before so we knew about the trips.We told them we did NOT want to be on a boat packed...

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  • 4 island boat tour and snorkelling

    as described by another travellerdon't make the 4 island boat tour and snorkelingfirst of all you get packed together with 50 people on a to small boatfirst visit the 40 year old aquarium and have to pay 50000 dong don't waste your time theresecond there was the snorkelling had to jump off the boat in dirty waterthe sea is dead there only a few...

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  • Bambou Company , overpriced .....

    itS a Shop for T-shirt's and another clothes . i' ve spend 600 000 for 2 T-shirt's and i found exactlythe same T-shirt's in Saigon for 80 000 ! Of course without Bambou logo . They bay cheap stuff somwhere in Asia , call it french Design and sell it overpriced ! the Dam Market is a good Place to find a good souvenir , noisy but real Vietnam !

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Nha Trang What to Pack

  • Don't forget sunscreen.

    When going to Nha Trang you are quite likely to spend a lot of time on the beach and probaply go on one of the many popular boat trips there and in this case you should be careful with the sun as it burns harder when reflected by the sun.You can buy it quite esily in Nha Trang, but make sure to buy it right away if you are not brining it with you...

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  • CARRY A RELIABLE MOSQUITO REPELELLANT

    I ALWAYS CARRY A SMALL BACK PACK FOR THE DAYS ESSENTIALS:MAKE SURE THAT YOU ALWAYS HAVE ENOUGH FRESH BOTTLED WATER: GOOD WALKING BOOTS/SHOES:A SMALL ROLLED UP PONCH FOR UNEXPECTED TROPICAL STORMS: A PACK OF WETWIPES IS A MUST: A TUBE OF MOISTURISER:A SMALL PACK OF TISSUES JUST IN CASE!A TUBE OF LIP BALM: A DIGITAL BATTERY CHARGER AND A SPARE...

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  • Do you really need socks?

    Pack everything you need and then halve it! You will appreciate the space when you take back souvenirs. Vietnam is a free market where you can buy anything. I paid an artist $40 to paint the Mona Lisa. For the whole time I was in Vietnam, not once did I wear socks. Nha Trang is so warm even when it rains. Anti Diarrhea Tablets, Rehydration...

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Nha Trang Off The Beaten Path

  • The oceanarium.

    Nha Trang has a small oceanarium next to the harbour which is a couple of kilometers south of town.It has a nice collection of the fish that can be found in the waters around nha Trang plus a few other things.It's not huge and impressive, but if you are about to take one of the popular boat trips anyway then it's a nice place to visit as it's right...

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  • Bai Dai Beach

    I discovered this beach from making friends with one of the local girls. She used to visit this beach when she was a kid.Don't expect any sort of developed resort here but just miles of white sand and a clear blue warm sea with a few family run restaurants at the end.For just 100,000 VND you can enjoy 1kg of fresh crab and they will even show you...

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  • On the way to Bao Dai villas

    What I love doing while visiting a new place is walking to the parts of a town away from tourist attractions. To see how people live, even it is only the outside of the buildings, to watch locals at their daily chores is as important to me as seeing the highlights of the city. On our way to Bao Dai villas we spotted in the distance a roof of a...

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Nha Trang Sports & Outdoors

  • Join the locals for some sport on the...

    The beach and the beachfront is a big meeting point for those who like to be active in Nha Trang.There are dozens of people playing football, volleyball, running and doing other sports especially by late afternoon and it´s generally not hard to join them and take part.I have played football with the local guys there several times and it´s a great...

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  • Parasailing at Nha Trang beach and sea

    For those who have yet to try parasailing, this is the place to try. It is a special parachute with winglike extensions that will lift the person in its harness up and through the air when towed by a speedboat. Just bring yourself and all equipment will be provided.

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  • Jet-skiing at Nha Trang sea

    If you have tried the scooter on land, why not try it on water! You will love it! Just bring yourself will do. The rest are all provided.

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Nha Trang Favorites

  • The Cham people still lives in Nha...

    The Cham people used to rule the central and southern part of Vietnam from the 4th to the 15th century in a kingdom called Champa.They were driven away by the viets who came from the north and most of them fled the country but a few remained and today you have around 90 000 Cham people in Vietnam.Many of them live in the are aaround Nha Trang and...

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  • Nha Trang is still a fishing town.

    Even if Nha Trang increasingly makes a living from tourism then fishing is still a very active part of the community and you have fishing boats everwhere and the harbour in the northern part of town is very busy.The fishing is both deep sea fishing and coastal fishing aswell as a multitude of fish farms along the coast and in the floating...

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  • Alexandre Yersin.

    Alexandre Yersin was a swiss born frenchman who lived a great deal of his life in Nha Trang and died there in 1943 aged 80 years old.He was a well known medical scientist who found the cure for the bubonic plague and he is one of two frenchmen (the other Pasteur) who the vietnamese still celebrate.In Nha Trang they are very proud that he lived in...

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