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Nha Trang Travel Guide

Nha Trang is becoming increasingly popular in recent years because of its pristine beach, best scuba diving centre of Vietnam as well as lots of interesting places and delicious food to enjoy.

Nha Trang Travel Guide

Nha Trang is a seaside town, also the capital city of Khanh Hoa Province- on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is becoming increasingly popular in recent years because of its pristine beach, best scuba diving centre of Vietnam as well as lots of interesting places and delicious food to enjoy.

Nha Trang has consistently maintained its position as one of the most beautiful bays of the world. The town is about 450km north of Saigon and 1200km south of Hanoi. With the 4-km- long main strip of beaches, Nha Trang Bay covers the area of 405km2 including 19 large and small islands. As viewed from high above, the bay looks like the aquamarine stone sparkling in the sunshine, bounded by miles of smoothly golden sands.

How to get there

By plane

Tourist can choose one of aviation branches such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Vietjet air departing from Saigon, Hanoi, Danang to Cam Ranh international airport with the price of 700,000VND/ one way from Saigon (50 minutes), 1,500,000VND from Hanoi (1 hours and 50 minutes).   

By train

Saigon- Nha Trang train

Nha Trang is a stop on the main railway- line connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The railway station is close to the cathedral in the northern part of town.

SN4 train: the cheapest price of 184,000VND and the most expensive price of 615,000VND.

SNT2 train: the cheapest price of 260,000VND and the most expensive price of 615,000VND.

Hanoi- Nha Trang train

SNT1 train: the cheapest price of 248,000VND and the most expensive price of 580,000VND.

By bus

Hanoi- Nha Trang bus

Time from Hanoi to Nha Trang: one day and 4 or 5 hours

Ticket price: 710,000VND/ person (Hoang Long branch)

Saigon- Nha Trang bus

Time: 8 hours- 10 hours

Ticket price: 200,000VND/ person

Transportation mean in Nha Trang

By taxi

In Nha Trang, there are 13 reliable taxi branches. The price of taxi from Cam Rang airport to the centre of Nha Trang is 200,000VND- 250,000VND/ one way.

1. Airport Taxi (058) 3.528.528 – 62.62.62.62

2. Emasco Taxi (058) 351.51.51 – 3.521.521

3. Mai Linh Taxi (058) 38.38.38.38

4. Nha Trang Taxi (058) 3.511.511 – 3.824.000

5. Taxi Nha Trang (058) 3.81.81.81

6. Taxi Trầm Hương (058) 3.561.561 – 6.25.25.25

7. Taxi Thành Hưng (058) 3.822.822

8. Thiên An Taxi (058) 3.88.99.88

9. Taxi Vĩnh Tuấn (058) 3.529.529

10. Taxi Asia (058) 35.35.35.35

11. Taxi Quốc Tế (058) 3.52.52.52

12. Taxi VinaSun (058) 38.27.27.27

13. Taxi Gia Đình giá rẻ (Mr Sang) 0986.328.799

By motorbike

Service for hiring motorbike in Nha Trang is quite cheap with the price of 60,000VND- 100,000VND/ one day.

Cable in Nha Trang

This is the longest cable in the world and it can contain 8 people/ one cabin. Operational time is from 9a.m to 10p.m. The ticket price is 550,000VND/person/ round- trip ticket, 450,000VND/ person/ round- trip ticket.

Landscape in Nha Trang

Vinpearl Land

Nha Trang Travel Guide

Located on Hon Tra Island with long blue beaches, Vinpear Land is known as “tropical paradise”. With luxury hotels and resorts, fantastic gardens and wonderful swimming pool, Vinpearl Land is attracting more and more tourists. The ticket to visit the island is 450,000VND/ person and 350,000VND/ child including cable and game ticket.

Mun Island

Nha Trang Travel Guide

Hòn Mun (Mun island- “Mun” mean ebony in Vietnamese) is one of the most romantic island of the islands in Nha Trang. Hòn Mun is away from Cau Da port 10 km (about 45 minutes by boat). Hòn Mun is not only attractive by the white sand, blue sea. This place is also famous as one of the “rich and beautiful” aquarium of Southeast Asia. It is also known that much travel services and explore the beach with glass bottom boat and diving service.

Hon Tam Island

Nha Trang Travel Guide

Width 110 hectares, Tam Island is as a green silk band increases stunning beauty of Nha Trang Bay. Tam Island has sea blue, white sand, tropical forests and Hon Tam is one point to attract many tourists to Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa.

Hon Tam is well known by the wild tropical forest, long beach and clear water. Around the rock range, thousands kind of fish and colorful corals make tourists exciting and peaceful. Therefore, Hon Tam Resort is a wonderful spot of recreation and health improvement.

Cham Po Nagar Towers

Nha Trang Travel Guide

Situated on Cu Lao marble hill, 2km north of Nha Trang, in Khanh Hoa Province, Po Nagar Cham Towers were built between the 8th and 13th centuries. The largest of the four remaining towers was built in honour of the Goddess Po Nagar, also known as Lady Thien Y Ana or Lady Mother of the Kingdom. Not only famous for their architecture and sculpture, the towers are also well-known for their great significance in history, nationalism, and archaeology. Standing on the top of the hill, one can admire the beautiful landscapes of the coastal region of Nha Trang.

Dam Market

Dam Market is a Trade Center of Nha Trang with all types of local goods, domestic and foreign articles especially dried sea foods. Located in the city center of Nha Trang, the market is lively and vibrant with merchants selling their merchandises. The Dam Market itself is a circular three-story building. In the middle locate the souvenir shops. Outside is teemed with cap, hat, and dress shops, and behind the market is the fresh food market.

Dien Khanh Citadel

Situated on Dien Khanh Townlet, Dien Khanh District, Khanh Hoa Province, Dien Khanh Citadel was built by Nguyen Anh in 1793 with an area of 36,000 square meters according to the Vauban military architecture which was popular in Western Europe in 17th – 18th centuries. Dien Khanh is one of the oldest citadels in the south of Vietnam and it is one of the precious vestiges for studying ancient citadels.

Institute of Oceanography

Nha Trang Travel Guide

Institute of Oceanography is located on an elevated land, at 1 Cau Da St., next to Cau Da Wharf, about 6km from the centre of Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province. Institute of Oceanography, which was established in 1923, was one of the first centres for scientific research in Vietnam.

Monkey Island

Located in Nha Phu Bay, Lao Island is named “Monkey Island” because there is hundreds of monkeys living in flocks in the wild forest led by King and Queen monkeys and they are friendly with visitors. As coming to Lao Island, tourists can enjoy entertainments and recreational activities e.g sea bathing, boat racing, horse riding, fishing, flowers, birds and golden fishes parks, especially circuit performances of elephants, bears, monkeys, dogs and cats.

Specialties in Nha Trang

Lang Chai’s Seafood

Nha Trang Travel Guide

Before visiting Hon Tam, Bai Soi or Bai Mini beaches, tourists are advised to drop in Lang Chai to buy some seafood. Customers can choose fresh seafood which is raised in cage under the sea by their own hand. After that, people will sail to nearby restaurant by ferry, where seafood will be immediately prepared and cook. On mainland, tourists can consume fresh seafood at reasonable price at Chieu Anh Restaurant.

Where to try

Chieu Anh restaurant- 86 Tran Phu- Nha Trang- Khanh Hoa

Banh can- Can cake

Nha Trang Travel Guide

Sitting around the warm fire of coal brazier, watching the cook skillfully pouring flour into moulds , and then enjoying hot “banh can” in a windy day is an unforgettable experience for anyone when in Nha Trang.

“Banh can” is a popular snack in Central and Southern regions of Vietnam, including rice flour, lard, spring onion and eggs. The cakes are sold in pair, and served with special sweet and sour dipping sauce made from Nha Trang’s famous fish sauce, and raw vegetables.

Where to try

Cross of Le Thanh Ton and Nguyen Thien Thuan street.

Rice vermicelli with grilled fish and jellyfish- Bun Cha Ca

Nha Trang Travel Guide

It’s “bun cha ca” broth, which is made from boiled sailfish and mackerel’s bones, that determines the exclusive taste of this specialty. Different from the fatty boiled pork bones’ broth; “bun cha ca” broth is sweet and savory, especially suitable for people who are going on a diet. A bowl of Nha Trang’s “bun cha ca” also contained jellyfish and steamed sailfish.

Where to try

Bun Ca Nam Beo- Block B2- Phan Boi Chau- Nha Trang- Khanh Hoa

Lac Canh’s Grilled Beef

Nha Trang Travel Guide

The secret of making perfect grilled beef lies on the recipe of mixing beef with honey and more than ten kinds of spices. The recipe is handed down from generation to generation, and only known to specific members of restaurant owner’s family. Customers are free to grill the beef and enjoy the dish in their own way.

Lac Canh’s grilled beef is so favored by tourists that it appears in many famous international travel guides.

Where to try

Han Hon Minh restaurant (opened since 1963)- 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem- Nha Trang- Khanh Hoa.

Grilled fermented pork roll- Nem Nuong

Nha Trang Travel Guide

When mentioning Nha Trang cuisines, we definitely cannot neglect grilled fermented pork roll, also known as Ninh Hoa’s or Nha Trang’s fermented pork roll. We can eat fermented pork roll fresh (nem chua”) or grilled (“nem nuong”). However, most of the tourists will choose “nem nuong” to enjoy in Nha Trang, and buy “nem chua” as the gifts for family at home. Grilled directly with the fire of coal brazier, fermented pork roll is served with raw herbs as well as dipping sauce with pickled green papaya.

Where to try

Nem Nuong Vu Thanh AN- 15 Le Loi- Nha Trang- Khanh Hoa

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