Nha Trang

Introducing Nha Trang

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Big enough to bustle, yet small enough to retain its relaxed air, the delightful city of NHA TRANG has, despite increasingly stiff competition, earned its place as Vietnam’s top beach destination. A grand 6km scythe of soft yellow sand is lapped by rolling waves on one side and fringed on the other by cafés, restaurants, hotels and some unusual modern sculptures. Hawkers are on hand to supply paperbacks, fresh pineapple and massages, while scuba-diving classes and all kinds of watersports are available. Local companies also offer popular day-trips to Nha Trang’s outlying islands, combining hiking, snorkelling and an onboard feast of seafood. Bear in mind that the rainy season, around November and December, sees the sea get choppy and the beach loses much of its appeal.

There’s far more to Nha Trang than sea and sand. The culinary scene is noteworthy, as is the range of accommodation amongst some stylish boutiques and bars. Then there are a few sights, both in and around the city, with the intriguing Po Nagar Cham towers of greatest appeal – by the time Nguyen lords wrested this patch of the country from Champa in the mid-seventeenth century, the towers had already stood here for over seven hundred years. Beyond the centre, you’ll find hot springs in which you can wallow in mud, the world’s longest cross-sea cable-car ride, and more besides. Last, but not least, is the city’s huge and hugely photogenic fishing fleet, which moors just north of the centre – a place of salty, local appeal in a city that has been embracing change for decades.

Beach-bumming certainly takes precedence over sightseeing in Nha Trang, but there is a clutch of worthwhile places to visit in the city itself, including the Alexandre Yersin museum, and a beautiful pair of religious buildings.

Charming Vietnam beaches town

The city of Nha Trang in Vietnam is the most popular destination for travelers and tourists in 2009 and estimated to be the top destination for 2010. Nha Trang has a population of over 400,000 people but still possess a small beach town characteristic like it southern neighbor Mui Ne. Mui Ne, the sister city to the south is a popular overnight stop from Saigon to Nha Trang. Nha Trang Bay is notably famous for its many kilometers of pristine beach and family friendly locals. The area is surrounded by myriad miles of unspoiled beaches and offshore islands. Unlike the Pacific Ocean where the water is cold, the warm year-round water of Nha Trang South China Sea is ideal for swimming, watersport, and scuba diving. The average temperature in Nha Trang is about 25 + degree celsius. With the lowest level of humidity in all of Vietnam, Nha Trang is becoming South East Asia hotspot. Today, Nha Trang ranks among the top of all beaches in Vietnam and top 29 most beautiful bay in the world. The city is about 1,250 kilometers to the south of Hanoi and 440 kilometers norther of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Nha Trang has 5 major islands that are home to some of the best island resort in Asia: Hon Tre (Vinpearl), Hon Tam (Hon Tam Resort), Hon Heo peninsula (Evason Hideaway) and many more beach front resort and hotels

The coastal city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa province, Central Vietnam, lies on the trans-Vietnam highway, 1,275 km from Hanoi and 442km from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).

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