Top Things to Do in Nha Trang

Top Things to Do in Nha Trang

By Wendy Updated Aug. 12, 2021
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Nha Trang, the most popular and well-known seaside resort town of Vietnam, is famous for its white sandy beaches and clean seawater. Compared with other beach destinations, such as Mui Ne and Phu Quoc, Nha Trang is more urban and lively. If you are looking for a mix of big city life and a relaxing coastal atmosphere, busy night markets and quiet places under the palm trees, modern buildings and ancient architectures, this is the perfect place.

Have Fun in the Disneyland of Vietnam

Vinpearl Land

Recommended length of visit: a day

Vinpearl Land, located on Bamboo Island, is the Disneyland of Vietnam. There are several sections on the island: an amusement park, a water park aquarium, and a large 5-star hotel.

You can get there via the world’s longest oversea cable car (3,320 meters). If you like excitement, the amusement park must be your first choice. There's a short roller coaster, merry-go-round, bumper cars, an alpine coaster, 3D cinema, and a games arcade.

You could also take a dip in the beautiful man-made beach cove, cool down on the slides and in the wave pool, and marvel at the colorful tropical fish, turtles, and sharks in the giant aquarium!

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Enjoy the Incredible Boat Trip

Nha Trang Boat Trip

Recommended length of visit: a day

Islands are scattered throughout Nha Trang's bay like stars in the sky and you should not miss the opportunity to visit several of them.

A full day boat trip to Mun, Mot, Mieu, and Tam islands will include lunch, transportation, stops to enjoy sunbathing at the beaches, snorkeling, and a visit to the aquarium. In this trip, you can have fun jumping off the boat and drinking wine in the water, and can enjoy the delicious local food.

You will be impressed by the Funky Monkey boy band. They will play music, dance, and invite the passengers to sing songs from their country. The atmosphere is incredible! You will laugh, clap, and have a good time during this trip.

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Relax with This Quintessential Experience

Thap Ba Hot Spring Center

Recommended length of visit: two to three hours

It feels so odd to sit in a tub of mud with loads of strangers, but it has become a quintessential experience in Nha Trang. It’s said that mud baths can remove dead skin cells, deposit minerals into the body, reduce stress, and make your skin smooth, so it is a nice way to rest your tired body.

A nice relaxing day with this different experience includes mud baths, mineral springs, and normal pools with waterfalls. Go ahead, if you want a relaxing time.

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Have a Glance Into Vietnam's Past

The Po Nagar Cham Towers

Recommended length of visit: two to three hours

The Po Nagar Cham Towers, 1,300-year-old temples, are the best remaining Cham ruins in Vietnam (the other one is My Son). The temples are spiritual and are situated on the top of a hill, which has spectacular views across the Cai River and across to the fishermen's village.

You can get some information about the history of Champa in the small museum, stroll around these impressive architectures, whose constructions match the Cham culture incredibly, and enjoy traditional music and dance performances at various intervals.

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Watch the Magic of the Beach's Transition

Nha Trang Beach

Recommended length of visit: two to three hours

Nha Trang's famous beach lives up to its reputation with a long white sandy beach, blue sea, mountain views, swaying palms, and a pleasant promenade. What’s more, the active local communities and businesses around the area make it more fun.

It’s also a good place for watching a sunrise and sunset, and you can witness the magic of the beach's transition. A sunrise there is so stunning and full of hope. After sunrise, the beach comes to life. A sunset there is so gorgeous and full of infinite mystery. After sunset, the beach returns to a peaceful setting.

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Hear the Holy Chanting from Monks

Long Son Pagoda

Recommended length of visit: two to three hours

Long Son Pagoda is a multilevel Buddhist temple gracefully rising on a hill. When entering the pagoda, you will be attracted by a large white 14-meter Buddha statue. The Buddha, seated on an enormous lotus flower, overlooks the city.

What’s more, there is a main temple, which is decorated, a separate prayer room, and a bell temple in the pagoda.

If you are lucky, you will hear monks and nuns chanting. It’s a pleasure to sit on the bench in the shade and listen to their voices ringing through the hall.

Tasting a Seafood Feast on the Beach

A Seafood Feast on the Beach

Recommended length of visit: one to two hours

Tasting seafood is a must-do activity in this coastal city, but have you ever tried eating a seafood BBQ on the beach? Possibly not.

In Nha Trang, tasting seafood on the beach at sunset is definitely a highlight of your trip. When night falls, the mobile barbecue stalls arrive. They usually carry stoves and a basket of seafood, including crabs, langoustines, lobsters, and fish.

You can order some at low prices and they will be barbecued for you on the spot. After several minutes, you can enjoy a fresh seafood feast on the beach.

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Get Close to Nature by Hiking to the Waterfalls

Ba Ho Waterfalls

Recommended length of visit: half a day

If lying on the beach gets too boring, an intense hike to Ba Ho Waterfalls will be a pleasant diversion. It is a series of three waterfalls and a fast-flowing river tucked away in the forest. Ba Ho is refreshingly natural, quiet, and a great way to get some exercise.

It will take you about 25 minutes to hike up to the first waterfall, which you can swim in. The second and third falls are even more challenging to reach but are duly rewarding — please ensure you have enough water, energy, and time before embarking any further.

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