Top 10 Things to Do in Nha Trang

The long white sand beach lined with coconut palms, turquoise sea, sunny weather most of the year, the coastal town of Nha Trang is an ideal destination for travelers who want to enjoy a rest by the sea during their trip to Vietnam. What to do in Nha Trang? Don’t miss the activities that have made the reputation of a coastal town in central Vietnam!

Things to Do in Nha Trang

Enjoy the beautiful beach

With 7 kilometers long, located in one of the 25 most beautiful bays in the world, the beach of Nha Trang and its white sand can satisfy all lovers of leisure. It would be fantastic to relax on a sunbed to see the blue ocean or enjoy the coastal pleasures of one of the dream beaches in Vietnam with its many water activities: sailing, jet skiing, parasailing …

Enjoy a day trip by boat to explore some of the islands in beautiful Nha Trang Bay. A great trip to the sea where you can swim in the warm and clear waters while discovering the seabed of the whale island with mask and snorkel. A fresh seafood barbecue and a very pleasant atmosphere with the crew of the boat will leave you an excellent memory. It is possible to participate in a diving club to further enjoy the extraordinary beauty of the seabed.

Visit of the Oceanographic Institute of Nha Trang

A pleasant visit to make with the family to discover some living specimens from the Vietnam Sea but also from more distant countries. Your children will especially appreciate the large pool and its sharks, the skeletons of the whales and other cetaceans. Founded on September 14, 1922, by French scientists, research continues in order to better understand the marine ecology of Vietnam.

Visit of the Alexandre Yersin Museum

This disciple of Pasteur, who discovered the plague bacillus, lived for a long time in Nha Trang, where he died on March 1, 1943. He developed the Pasteur institutes in Vietnam and worked for the good of the community of Nha Trang and of the fishermen in particular. The museum traces the life of the scientist with an exhibition of many objects and tools that belonged to him and with the reconstruction of the atmosphere of his studio and his room.

Discovery of the Cham de Ponagar towers

Built between the 8th and 11th centuries by the Cham people who once dominated the central plain of Vietnam, the Camagar Cham Towers were erected to worship the goddess Yan Po Nagar, founder of the Champa Kingdom. Located on a hill, this beautiful archaeological site offers a great view of the city of Nha Trang.

Visit to Nha Trang Cathedral

Built by the French in the 1930s under the leadership of Father Louis Vallet, the cathedral is located at the top of a hill overlooking the Nha Trang station. This Gothic cathedral is entirely made of stone and has remarkable stained glass windows depicting saints and a square clock tower crowned with a large crucifix. We recommend that you go there during mass to experience the Christian fervour of the Vietnamese.

Make a mud bath

Known for their medicinal healing properties, mud baths provide effective therapeutic cleansing. Three tourist areas offer mineral and natural mud bath services: the Thap Ba hot springs, the 100-egg mud baths and the I Resort. You can complete your mud bath with a massage, sauna or steam room. It is a good way to relax and recharge your batteries before continuing your stay in Nha Trang.

Seafood Party

Nha Trang, a coastal town with a very active fishing port, is a dream destination for seafood lovers: fish of all kinds, crabs, squid, clams, lobsters… the choice is endless. It is also a way to taste them in one of the many restaurants or in street food mode on the street. 

Go to the night market

The Nha Trang night market is a pleasant night where locals and casual travelers from the coastal city mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. This is an excellent opportunity to sample the many Vietnamese culinary specialties with its many stalls. It is also an ideal place to buy some Vietnamese souvenirs.

Family fun at Nha Trang Vinpearl amusement park

An ideal way to spend a family vacation by the sea in Vietnam, as this entertainment complex offers a multitude of activities for young and old. You can visit the underground aquarium, go horseback riding, enjoy the incredible water park or just enjoy a long and beautiful white sand beach. To get to the Vinpearl amusement park, take the world’s largest marine cable car with a breathtaking view of Nha Trang Bay.

Tran Phu Beach

Tran Phu Beach is undoubtedly one of the jewels of Nha Trang if you are looking to spend a few days on the beach. It is totally accessible on foot, making it one of the most popular places in the area. Apart from relaxing, Tran Phu beach offers the possibility to practice water sports such as snorkeling or surfing. Reasons to point it out as one of the most recommended beaches of Nha Trang.

In front of the beach you can find the promenade, Tran Phu Street, a street full of shops, resorts and seafood restaurants. At night the fun doesn’t stop at Tran Phu Beach. The surroundings are full of bars and pubs, such as Skylight Skydeck & Rooftop Beach Club. Here you can enjoy parties, shows and panoramic views of the city at night.

Hong Kong Peninsula

Hon Chong is a peninsula off the coast of Nha Trang. It is situated in a rocky enclave in the north of Nha Trang. Resting on the sand Hon Chong Beach you can see the remains of the Father and Son Island, located about 600 meters from the shore and some other islands. In fact, this is why Hon Chong is sometimes referred to as ‘Mini Halong’, referring to Halong Bay and the islands and islets in the area.

On the beaches of Hon Chong, you will have the opportunity to enjoy more than 3 kilometers of white sand and bathe in the calm waters of Hong Chong or Duong Beach.