The 15 Best Things To Do In Nha Trang


Nha Trang has made a name for itself as one of the prettiest seaside places in all of Vietnam giới & if you lượt thích sea và s& then this is certainly a great piông xã. This part of Vietphái mạnh is now firmly on the tourist trail & sees a large number of domestic visitors as well as international travelers. For this reason, Nha Trang also has a great nightlife scene, which sets it apart from some of the sleepier resort towns in the country.

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If you like diving, then this is also a good choice as you can take in a plethora of underwater delights and the visibility off the coast is said lớn be excellent. All in all, if you want to kiểm tra out a beach setting in Vietnam giới then Nha Trang is truly one of the best spots khổng lồ vì so.

Here are the 25 best things to lớn do in Nha Trang

1. Trek khổng lồ the waterfalls

Source: Pfeiffer / shutterstockBa Ho Waterfall, Nha Trang

Nha Trang is known for its waterfalls và some of the most famous are Ba Ho & Fairy Spring Waterfalls.

These offer you the perfect opportunity khổng lồ get out and about and see some of the great outdoors in Vietphái mạnh.

Ba Ho is made up of a series of three cataracts and is located around an hour outside of Nha Trang, although it is well worth making the journey.

Fairy Spring Waterfalls also makes a great trip and you will find a large spring here which fills a swimming pool at the base of the falls.

2. Explore Po Nagar Cđê mê Towers

Source: Thoách / shutterstockPo Nagar Ctê mê Towers

Po Nagar Cyêu thích Towers were built from the 7th to lớn the 12th centuries và there are four separate buildings that are used as a place of worship by Cđam mê, Chinese, Vietnam & Buddhist worshippers.

There would originally have been around eight towers here in the days of old but now only four are still standing.

One of these is called the North Tower (or Thap Chinh in Vietnamese) which stands at a height of 28 meters & was built in 817 AD. The tower is remarkable as it has a pyramidal roof which is also terraced & the interior is made up of a vaulted ceiling and a grvà foyer.

All of the towers are located on the banks of the scenic Cai River và if you lượt thích history và architecture then this is one spot not to lớn miss in Nha Trang.

Included in: Nha Trang Half-Day City Tour

3. Go diving

Source: Ovchinnikova Irimãng cầu / shutterstockScubố Diving, Nha Trang

By far the most popular thing to lớn vì chưng in Nha Trang go diving or snorkeling và there are a variety of options on offer if you want khổng lồ vì chưng this.

You can either opt to lớn swlặng offshore, or you can take a boat to lớn some of the idyllic islands that encircle Nha Trang which have crystal clear waters và a vast array of sea life.

If you want to lớn get PADI certified then there are around 10 dive shops in Nha Trang where you can take classes, although you may want to lớn skip the period from October to December as the weather can make diving difficult & the visibility is poor.

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4. Visit the Buddha

Source: saiko3p / shutterstockBuddha Statue, Bha Trang

Located at the summit of a hill behind the Long Son Pagoda is large statue of a white Buddha who is sitting on a pretty lotus blossom & measures an impressive sầu 14 meters in height.

You can see the statue from all over Nha Trang & it is one of the main landmarks in the city.

At the base of the statue you will find some the statues of Thich Quang Duc & six other monks who mix fire to themselves in prochạy thử in 1963. To pay tribute to lớn the self-immolations of the monks, the statues are ringed with fire.

One of the reasons to come here, apart from the chance khổng lồ see the statues, is khổng lồ take in the views from the top of the platsize.

5. Tour the Alexandre Yersin Museum

Source: Walej / WikimediaAlexandre Yersin Museum

This museum is dedicated to lớn Dr. Alexandre Yersin who lived from 1863 to 1943 and who was a popular scientist in Vietnam.

He founded the Pasteur Institute in 1895 & although he originally came from Switzerlvà, he could also speak fluent Vietnamese.

Some of the things that he did in his lifetime included bringing rubber & quinine trees lớn Vietphái mạnh and he also discovered the microbe that causes bubonic plague.

When you visit the museum you can tour Yerson’s office & you can also see some of his laboratory equipment.

There is also a film about his life shown at the museum.

6. Go for a sail

Source: Ovchinnikova Irimãng cầu / shutterstockCatamaran, Nha Trang

Most of the main activities in Nha Trang take place on the water và with that in mind you can sign up khổng lồ go sailing here.

There are a huge number of boating companies in Nha Trang & you can either go for a simple boat trip off the coast or you can opt lớn sail to lớn some of the neighboring islands.

Many of the boat trips available here also offer you the chance to lớn go diving or snorkeling off the boat and they also usually serve sầu a Búp Phê lunch.

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7. Go shopping

Source: Joel Whalton / shutterstockDam Market

Another great reason khổng lồ come khổng lồ Nha Trang is for the shopping.

The choices here are very varied & you can siêu thị at high kết thúc mall or choose something a little more authentic.

If you want lớn siêu thị like a local, then head for Dam Market where you will find a range of handicrafts as well as specialties like dried seafood and local produce.

You can also buy Vietnamese textiles và clothes here and they also sell street food from the stalls set up in the market.

8. Soak at Thap Ba Hot Springs and Mud Baths

Source: Windofchange64 / shutterstockThap Ba Hot Springs And Mud Baths

Just khổng lồ the north of Nha Trang is the Thap Ba Hot Springs và Mud Baths which is the perfect spot if you are looking to relax for the afternoon.

The baths here are made up of a series of both hot and cold pools, or you can try something a little different và opt for a mud bath.

The mud is said khổng lồ have sầu healing properties thanks khổng lồ its high mineral content and people usually slather their skin with the mud và then lie down in the bath và let it work its magic.

9. Walk khổng lồ Long Son Pagoda

Source: And-One / shutterstockLong Son Pagoda

Be warned that you will have to lớn walk up a steep phối of steps khổng lồ get lớn the top of the Long Son Pagodomain authority.

The hike may be a little challenging, but it is more than worth it khổng lồ take in the views.

The pagoda dates from the 19th century & you need lớn make sure to lớn check out the mosaic dragons that adorn the roof & the entrance.

As you enter the main sanctuary you will also find a large hall which is covered in traditional motifs which have been reinterpreted in a more modern style.

10. Visit a fishing village

Source: Tony Moran / shutterstockFloating Fishing Village near Nha Trang

If you travel around 10 kilometers to lớn the south of Nha Trang then you will find a number of traditional floating villages.

As you would expect, these khung the backbone of the fishing community in Vietphái nam & you can now visit the villages & see a more traditional way of life in Nha Trang.

When you visit the village you can take a tour on a small boat, or there are a number of boats that will take you straight to lớn the villages from Nha Trang.

Suggested tour: Nha Trang Bay Full-Day Tour

11. Sunbathe on Nha Trang Beach

Source: saiko3p / shutterstockNha Trang Beach

Nha Trang is primarily a beach destination so with that in mind head khổng lồ the main strip of sand here & top up your rã.

The beach stretches for miles and this is a good choice if you want to lớn sunbathe as you can hire a deông xã chair for the afternoon & chill out in the sun.

There are also a number of local vendors here who walk along the beach và sell delicious seafood based snacks as well as cooling tropical fruit.

12. Cheông xã out the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam

Source: Zhukov Oleg / shutterstockNational Oceanographic Museum Of Vietnam

You won’t find a huge number of museums in Nha Trang, but one that you can visit is the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam.

Like almost everything else in the region, the museum has a maritime theme as well as a large aquarium.

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Here you will find a wide variety of colorful fish và there are also some rare indigenous underwater creatures here that are worth the visit alone.

Some of the resident marine life that you can see here includes sea horses, sharks and turtles và this is a great choice if you are travelling with younger visitors.

13. Visit Monkey Island

Source: Elizaveta Galitckaia / shutterstockMonkey Island, Vietnam

đôi mươi kilometers off the coast of Nha Trang lies the charmingly named Monkey Islvà.

As you would expect, the islvà is so named as it is the trang chính of hundreds of primates và this is the main reason why people come here.

To get lớn the islvà you need khổng lồ take a ferry ride across the water và the isl& has a number of attractions in its own right such as a go-kart circuit & a several entertainment shows.

14. Go paintballing

Source: MWiklik / shutterstockPaintball

If you are looking for an adventure in Nha Trang then consider trying out Nha Trang Paintball.

There are two different excursions per day that you can choose from & you will get a paintball gun as well as some protective safety equipment.

After that an instructor will assign two different teams & you can then start the match.

This will require you khổng lồ try và shoot your opponents with paintballs and this is a top spot if you are looking for some fast-paced fin in Nha Trang.

15. Browse in Long Thanh hao Gallery

Source: Virrage Images / shutterstockPhotography

Anyone who is a photography tín đồ should make sure not khổng lồ miss the spectacular Long Thanh hao Gallery.

Here you will find mostly monochrome prints by one of the most illustrious photographers in Vietphái nam.

Long Thanh hao started working in 1964 & many of his works are focused on local communities và simple portraits of daily life in Vietphái mạnh.

If you want to get an alternative sầu look at the local culture in Nha Trang then this is not lớn be missed.

16. Visit Yang Bay

Source: Aleksa9295 / shutterstockYang Bay

Yang Bay is the perfect spot to visit if you fancy getting out of the center of Nha Trang.

Here you will find a number of different waterfalls in the form of Ho Cho, Yang Khang và Yang Bay & you can also kiểm tra out the encircling forest & pretty mountains at the same time.

This part of the region is usually far less visited by tourists lớn Nha Trang so if you are looking for a day away from the packed beaches then this is an excellent choice.

17. Thanh Citadel

Source: ZOOMATIONS / shutterstockTkhô cứng Citadel

Thanh Citadel dates from the 17th century when it was built at the time of the Trinch Dynasty.

It was then rebuilt again by Prince Nguyen Anh in 1793 as part of a battle with the Tay Son Rebels.

Unfortunately not much of the citadel still remains although you can see some of the original wall and gates & this is a good spot if you want to see some of the more traditional side of Nha Trang.

18. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride

Source: Thitisan / shutterstockHot Air Balloon

If you fancy a bit of adventure in Nha Trang, then head to lớn Hon Tam where you can take a scenic hot air balloon ride.

The balloon center is located at Pđắm đuối Van Dong Street & you can ride up to 150 meters in the balloon which takes around 20 minutes & allows you khổng lồ take in the best of Nha Trang from a height.

If you want khổng lồ take some aerial pictures of the thành phố as well as out to sea, then this is hard to beat.

19. Take a cooking class

Source: Thy Le / shutterstockCooking Class

Vietnamese food is famous the world over, và with good reason as it is simply delicious! With that in mind, you can now have a go at making your own traditional Vietnamese dishes.

Most classes in Nha Trang will take you out to the local market where you can piông chồng up a range of herbs, meats, vegetables & spices, and then you will come baông xã to the kitchen & learn how to whip up a delicious Vietnamese feast.

20. Admire Do Dien Khanh khô Gallery

If you lượt thích photography then make sure not to lớn miss the Do Dien Kkhô nóng Gallery.

This is owned by Vietnamese photographer Do Dien Khanh hao and many of his photographs tell the story of local life in the countryside.

To that kết thúc, many of his works include beautiful images of the local Csi mê community and you can admire the photographs and also buy some of the prints as souvenirs or gifts.

21. Try the street food

Source: bbq / shutterstockNha Trang Street Food

Anyone who likes street food will love spending time in Nha Trang where you can sample a wide array of delicious street food snacks.

As Nha Trang is by the coast, seafood is widely featured, or you can try other dishes such as thit bo nuong la lot which is a snachồng made from beef which has been wrapped in lo lot leaves và then grilled.

Other tasty choices include banh can which is a rice flour pancake which is topped with meat or seafood and then cooked over a grill.

22. Play a game of golf

Source: Vietphái nam Stochồng Images / shutterstockNha Trang Golf Course

If you like golf then you are in luông xã in Nha Trang as there are a number of premium 18 hole golf courses here such as the Vinpearl Complex và the Diamond Bay Gold Course.

These courses are built to lớn a professional standard & you can fit in a round of golf while also taking in the spectacular views over Nha Trang.

Certainly if you want to lớn get outside then many of the courses have stunning rolling greens as well as clubhouses where you can relax with a drink và take in all the scenery.

23. Have a blind massage

Source: Rivị / shutterstockMassage

The area around the Nha Trang Tourist Centre is known for its blind massage parlors which is a good way to lớn help the local community while also relaxing and unwinding.

Blind masseurs are trained in the art of Vietnamese massage which includes elements of other Southeast Asian techniques such as Thai massage.

You can opt for a variety of different kinds of massage & most treatments last for around an hour.

24. Travel khổng lồ Hon Chong Promontory

Source: Andrei Goncharov / shutterstockHon Chong Promontory

Hon Chong is made up of a granite promontory which looks out over the pretty mountain-lined coastline for which Nha Trang is famous.

There is also a beach here as well as a Model of a traditional Ruong home and some cafes and eateries.

As such, if you are looking for an alternative to Nha Trang Beach then this is a good piông xã and you can also watch local children diving into lớn the water off the side of the promontory.

25. Nha Trang Cathedral

Source: Quang nguyen vinch / shutterstockNha Trang Cathedral

Nha Trang Cathedral was built from 1928 & 1933 và is designed in the French Gothic style.

There are some gorgeous stained glass windows here và the cathedral is located on a lush hillside with pretty views over Nha Trang.

The cathedral is also noteworthy as it mixes local elements with the French architecture such as red neon crucifixes and blue neon arches that adorn the inside of the church.

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You will also see an unusual Trắng neon halo which graces the head of a statue of Saint Mary.