Nha trang, a must-visit sandy beach city in Vietnam, has plenty of marvelous beauty spots namely Nha trang bay, Ponagar Tower, or delicious seafood, wide range of sports facilities, entertainment venues and nightlife and big volume of luxury resorts and hotels where you can get the most of relaxation and romance. If Vietnam is often described as a charming and friendly girl, Nha trang should be a charming part of the girl but still modern that no man on earth cannot stop keeping an eye on. One American uttered out “Seems we have stumbled upon paradise, haven’t we?”
Being recognized as one of 29 most beautiful bays in the world, Nha trang Bay consists of 19 islands including Mieu Island (or Bồng Nguyên Island), Mun Island (Hòn Mun), Tam Island (Hòn Tằm), Tre Island (the largest one), Yen Island (Đảo Yến – famous for Yến Sào, a specialty made from salangane’s nests).
With the help of a cyclo ride around Nha trang, you meet Charm tower, Nha Trang Cathedral (Nhà Thờ Núi), Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography, Long Son Pagoda, Dam Market. Ponagar Tower (or Tháp Bà) reflects almost Cham people’s artistic and religious aspects.
Along streets and beaches, tourists can taste multiform dishes in this region. Among those, you should try Nem Ninh Hoa (Ninh Hoa’s pork roll), Nha Trang Vermicelli and Yến Sào.
Most distinguished great-view street in the city, Tran Phu street, is lined along beachside with top Nha trang hotel including The light hotel nha trang,nha trang lodge hotel , Evason Ana Mandara Resort, etc.
Do not just mention Nha trang as beach activities of snorkeling, scuba diving, cruising, here often hosts Miss Beauty contests (exactly, Vinpearl Land resort). So, Nha Trang can be considered among the major stop-offs on your traveling route.
You can travel to Nha trang by road, air and train so conveniently.
Road: The National Highway 1A and the railway from north to south run through Khanh Hoa Province, linking it with the other provinces in the North and South. The National Highway 26 links Nha Trang to some provinces in the Central Highland. Nha Trang is 104km from Phan Rang, 190km from Buon Ma Thuot, 205km from Dalat, 235km from Quy Nhon, 250 km from Mui Ne, 448km from Ho Chi Minh City, 523 km from Danang and 1,278km from Hanoi. By road, you can transfer to Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa) by bus, minibus, car or taxi and even motorbike.
– Bus: There are connections with Danang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue, Vinh, Pleiku… Minibus for Hoi An, Hue, and Dalat… Most open tour buses arrive from Ho Chi Minh City in the south (10-12 hours) and Hoi An to the north (10 hours).
– By car: Private car rental with a driver are usually modern air-con cars and can be rented for ~1,000,000 VND per day. Car rental prices (as mostly anything in Vietnam) usually increase during holiday seasons especially around Tet (Vietnamese’s New Year). Make sure to avoid high prices by booking it beforehand with the car rental services.
Air: Cam Ranh Airport is 35km south of Nha Trang has daily flights from Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang to this city.
Train: There are daily trains between Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang. It takes the train between 6-8 hours from Ho Chi Minh City to Nha Trang.