Nha Trang travel guide (Last updated on January 7, 2020)
Nha Trang is one of the most beautiful bays in the world with the city located right on the beach. The climate is also relatively comfortable so it is suitable for you to come here to relax and explore the beautiful scenery here.
Best time to travel to Nha Trang
As a coastal city, the weather in Nha Trang is relatively comfortable with an average annual temperature of about 27 – 33 degrees C.
– From January 1-8: The weather is quite cool, dry, airy, is the best time for you to travel here.
– September – December: In the last months of the year, Nha Trang began to welcome the rain with a little cold.
Sometimes it will affect your travel plans. Therefore, if you travel in the last months of the year, you should be equipped with necessary items such as umbrellas or raincoats, to avoid the joy of unexpectedly dealing with this rain.
How to get to Nha Trang
Come to Nha Trang
Nha Trang has international airport Cam Ranh to serve the international and domestic routes so it is very convenient for you to move here (Cam Ranh International Airport – IATA Code: CXR). If you are in big cities like Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City. In Ho Chi Minh City, there are 3 airlines currently operating in Vietnam such as Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar and Vietjet Air.
Nha Trang is located on the North-South railway line so it will be very easy for tourists to use this vehicle if at your place there is a train station of Vietnam Railway Company, and the train that runs North-South and vice versa is called with a name that is Thong Nhat train (or Reunification Train).
From Hanoi daily there are SE1, SE3, SE5, SE7 and SE9 trains departing from Hanoi and stopping in Nha Trang with a travel time of 24-28 hours. The most suitable train to Nha Trang during the day, so you can start the journey, is SE5 (departing from Hanoi at 8:50 am and arriving in Nha Trang at 10:44 am the next day) and SE7 (departing from Hanoi at 6:00 am and arrive in Nha Trang at 8:24 am the next day)
From Saigon, daily trains SE2, SE4, SE6, SE8, SE10, SE22, SQN2, SNT2 depart from Saigon station and stop at Nha Trang station with a travel time of about 6-9 hours. The most suitable train is SE6 departing from Saigon at 8:45 am and arriving in Nha Trang at 3:58 pm, SE8 departing from Saigon at 6:00 am and arriving in Nha Trang at 1:21 pm.
If you are currently traveling in other provinces/cities of Vietnam, please click on the list of stations of the Thong Nhat Line and the North-South railway map to see the details.
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Nha Trang is a tourist city, so you can easily rent a motorbike to take the initiative in moving as well as exploring the tourist attractions of this city. The motorbike rental service in Nha Trang is quite diverse and concentrated, focusing on the Western streets where the number of tourists is always crowded.
If you are not familiar with the road, you can contact the motorcycle delivery person or ask the hotel reception where you are, they will be happy to guide you. The motorbike rental service in Nha Trang is quite cheap. You can contact the hotel where you stay to rent a moo for about 60,000 VND to 150,000 VND / day.
In tourist cities like Nha Trang, taxis are quite convenient if you go to large groups or families with young children. With a little special deal, you can book a local driver on a package tour to visit some famous tourist destinations.
Some famous taxi companies are operating in Nha Trang:
- Mai Linh: 0258 38383838
- Vinasun: 0258 38272727
- Sun Taxi: 0258 3898989
Nha Trang is a big city so there will be many taxi companies for you to choose. If you take a taxi from Cam Ranh International Airport to the city center, the price will be about 250,000 VND – 300,000 VND / route about 35km. Especially, like to go anywhere, will not admit when you ask and negotiate the price before starting the trip.
Where to stay? Nice and good Homestay & Hotels in Nha Trang
In Nha Trang from the homestay to the high-end hotel, there are many options for you. If you go on holiday, you are recommended to book accommodation 2-3 weeks before to avoid room unavailability or high prices. Right in the center of Nha Trang, there are many homestay and hotels with very reasonable prices and you can book directly or through the travel company so you get better prices a lot more than you book directly with that hotel. This is an experience when traveling to Nha Trang you should pay attention.
In addition, Booking.com is a very reasonable choice we would like to advise you with information and photos, very detailed service, as well as reviews of the people who have booked here.
Places to visit in Nha Trang
Vinpearl Land Nha Trang
Located right on the shore of one of the 29 most beautiful bays in the world, Vinpearl Land Nha Trang is a world-class entertainment paradise. With the longest cable car in the world, the water park on the beach and a lot of thrilling games will be one of the famous tourist spots that you should visit.
Ticket price: from 730,000 to 800,000 VND for adults, 650,000 – 700,000 VND for children and children under 1.4m tall, free admission
Nha Trang Aquarium Institute
It is home to many specimens in Vietnam. Founded in 1923 by the French, and in 1952, it was handed over to Vietnam. With more than 20,000 specimens of more than 4,000 marine organisms and many other living specimens. The Institute is divided into three separate areas, including the exhibition area, living and artificial areas.
Built-in the 8th century to the 13th century in the Hindu period, it is one of the largest Cham culture groups in Central Vietnam. Ponagar Tower is located at the top of a hill about 50 meters above sea level. About 3km north of Nha Trang city center.
Nha Trang Beach
It is a large bay and very beautiful when coming here besides bathing you can also participate in other activities such as water motorcycles, sea view coral reefs to explore hundreds of sea creatures rich and diverse in color …
Cam Ranh Bay
Traveling from Nha Trang city to the south about 60km you have arrived at Cam Ranh Bay. This province owns quite a large number of small islands.
Hon Chong ( Chong Island) is one of the most popular attractions of tourists nearby natural beauty. Formed from stacked stones.
Currently, the island has been built into a luxury resort for tourists. When you come to this resort you will enjoy the highest level of service. This place always brings the luxury, comfort, and relaxation for visitors when visiting Hon Tam.
Hon Mun has clear waters and a beautiful coral reef ecosystem, which has been assessed by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) as the first marine biodiversity area in Vietnam. To Hon Mun, visitors can not ignore the activities such as floating bar, scuba diving, glass-bottom boat …
Hon Tre is a relatively large island in Nha Trang, attracting a large number of tourists to visit and relax with the hotel has beautiful views overlooking the sea.
Diep Son Island
Diep Son Island is an island composed of three small islands, each with a different area, connected by long, fine white sand.
When you visit this island, you will be like in a world where everything is very primitive, rustic. The island area is quite small. So few people live. Everything here is just enough. There are not many houses, shops, services. But because of that, this place has attracted a lot of visitors to visit each year.
Bai Dai Beach
Located about 20km from the center of Nha Trang City, Bai Dai Beach is located at the foot of Cu Hin Pass and also very wild. With a length of about 1km beach, Bai Dai beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Nha Trang. The beach has fine white sand, clear blue sea and very clean. Standing on Cu Hin Pass looking down, Bai Dai beach draws a fascinating curve.
Doc Let Beach
Doc Let Beach has located about 50 km from Nha Trang city in the territory of Ninh Hoa town. This beach is still very pristine, quiet, stretching for nearly 10km, winding like a bow, clear blue water …
Hon Yen Island
Hon Yen Island belongs to Nha Trang Bay, located about 25 km from the mainland with an extremely famous double beach, with wonderful scenery like paradise. To go to Yen Island, you go to Cau Da port, Nha Trang, buy tickets for high-speed boats to the Island.
Because this is an island under the tourism management company of Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest, you cannot go on your own but have to buy tickets. Tourists are only able to visit during the day, for 350k per person, including breakfast, drinks, cakes, lunch, and light fruit in the afternoon.
Binh Ba Island
It is known as the “ lobster island ” because it is home to a lot of lobster rafts, which provide the main income for the islanders. The lobster here is not only fresh but also sold very cheaply, it will be great when you buy lobster here then ask the people in Binh Ba to prepare according to a specific recipe only this area has. The especially grilled lobster dish is highly appreciated by travelers. The beach here is also very beautiful with clear blue water and also very pristine.
Binh Hung Island
In Binh Hung, The Fresh Water beach is very special with the outside is the sea and inside is a rock cave with fresh water. The sea is so clear that you can see creatures swimming in the water. When you are bored with seawater, you can move into the cave area to enjoy freshwater bath, which is a great feeling.
Don’t forget to visit the lighthouse located on this island, because it has existed for more than 100 years. The seafood here is caught directly in the area around the island so it is very fresh with a lot of different types of seafood.
Binh Lap Island
Binh Lap Island is a small village of Cam Lap commune, Cam Ranh, about 90km from Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa). From the center of Cam Ranh city, go south, cross My Thanh bridge and turn left to Cam Lap commune. Next, just go another six kilometers to a fork, turn left towards the mountain and you’ll come to Binh Lap.
The beach still retains the wild beauty of nature because not many tourists know it. In addition, on this island, there is also a fishing village called Tau Be, where many fishermen live to let you explore life and the cultural characteristics of this fishing village. Eating local food at very cheap prices is also one of the reasons why Binh Lap attracts tourists to come here to enjoy it.
Bich Dam fishing village
This fishing village is located at the farthest point of Nha Trang in the Hon Tre island cluster. The name of this fishing village is named because the water is always clear here even on stormy days. To go to the fishing village, tourists go to Cau Da port to take a boat to Bich Dam, depart at 11:30, run about 2 hours to get to the island and the ship will leave the island to return to the mainland at 6 am daily.
There are not many tourist services on the island, so if you want to stay, you can only stay at homestays opened by the people here or camping on the coast. You can buy seafood caught by fishermen and have them prepare it to make delicious food.
Ba Ho Stream
Ba Ho stream is located in Phu Huu village – Ninh Ich commune – Ninh Hoa district, Khanh Hoa province and about 25km from Nha Trang city. The stream originates from a stream at the top of Hon Son, 660m high and longer than 10km, with a flow through the primeval forest. With the characteristics of rocky and adventurous rocks, Ba Ho stream is chosen by tourists as a destination to conquer nature.
Binh Tien Island
Binh Tien Island is known as the “gem” hidden between the two beautiful seas of the South Central Coast of Khanh Hoa and Ninh Thuan. Binh Tien is still quite pristine, so the service here is still limited. Visitors to Binh Tien often choose to set up tents and camps to enjoy an enjoyable night right by the sea. Besides, in terms of food, you can go to the nearby fishing village with fishermen to make a fishing trip. Catch seafood near the shore. The feeling of eating the seafood caught by your own hands is extremely interesting.