Accommodation in Nha Trang

Nha Trang has a lot of resorts and different kinds of hotels which meet all the demand of clients. However, if you travel in the peak season, you should book room in advance.

According to some people’s experience, you should go to Nguyen Thien Thuat street, Tran Phu street and Pham Van Dong street to find room with the cheap price at about 150.000 to 170.000 Vietnam dong per room per night.

If you have a large budget for your trip, luxurious resorts or hotels with modern furniture and high-quality service are best for you. Some resorts suggested are Sunrise Beach (1.851.000 Vietnam dong/room), Vinpearl Nha Trang (5.000.000-18.000.000 Vietnam dong/room), Merpeder Hon Tam (2.000.000-4.000.000 Vietnam dong/room), Diamond Bay resort and spa Nha Trang (2.400.000-2.700.000 Vietnam dong per room), Six Senses resort (6.000.000-20.000.000 Vietnam dong/room)

Some hotels with the price between 500.000 and 1.000.000 Vietnam dong per room are Golden Lotus, Dong Phuong No2, Victorian, Luxury, Apus Hotel, Ha Vang hotel, Hoang Vu (Golden Summer hotel), Nhi Phi hotel and so on.

If you want to save money, you can stay at 1-star hotels with the price below 500.000 Vietnam dong per room. These hotels are Du Phuoc hotel (99C Nguyen Thien Thuat street), iHome hotel (172/19 Bach Dang street, Tan Lap district), Ngoc Hien hotel (98C/2 Tran Phu street) Hien Mai hotel (55/6 Nguyen Thien Thuat street) Bao Long hotel (74B Hung Vuong street)…

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Weather in Nha Trang

Nha Trang has favorable weather, which is suitable for tourism development. Visitors can travel to Nha Trang at any time of the year to visit scenic sites and swim in one of the most beautiful beaches of the world.

Located in South Central Coast of Vietnam, Nha Trang has tropical climate with the average annual temperature of 26,3 degree Celsius.

With cool weather all year around, Nha Trang is an ideal destination for tourists especially in summer. There are two separate seasons in a year namely dry season and rainy season. Rainy season usually falls from September to December. Dry season begins from December.

The best time for visiting Nha Trang is from July to September. Here, you can enjoy swimming, diving and try local fresh seafood in cool and comfortable weather.

Overall, weather in Nha Trang is in a good condition for tourism and entertainment activities all year round. Nha Trang is known as “ Pearl of East Sea” with its beauty being recognized by many tourism magazines in the world. Come to visit Nha Trang and experience yourself!

 

 

Nha Trang information

Being one of the most famous tourist attractions in Vietnam, Nha Trang is in the top 29 most beautiful bays in the world. It is also called as “Pearl of the East”, with nice beaches, and luxurious resorts.

Nha Trang is the political, and economic center of Khanh Hoa Province. Its area is 251 km2. There are 27 communes, and 19 islands in Nha Trang. The biggest island is the Bamboo island with the area of 3.250 ha. The smallest one is Noc island with the area of 4 ha. The total area of Nha Trang bay is 507 km2, and shaped like a crescent.

Thanks to the advantages of natural conditions, as well as the infrastructure, Nha Trang is the place where many international events took place, such as: Miss Universe, Miss Earth, Miss Vietnam, or Beach Festival.

Nha Trang is the place having mountains, rivers, streams, islands, and plains available. It is typical of biodiversity and ecosystem of tropical sea. In Nha Trang, travellers can dive to discover the ocean, and hundreds of corals and kinds of marine creatures.

Nha Trang city has a lot of attractions. If you visit Nha Trang once, you can not forget this friendly, and beautiful city.

Places for food and drink in Nha Trang

For many first-time travelers to Nha Trang, where to eat and drink may be the top concern. Here will be some dishes you should try when you come to Nha Trang.

Located along the coast, Nha Trang is famous for many delicious dishes of seafood.

Jellyfish noodle, grilled chopped fish noodle (bun sua, bun cha ca): according many people, these two kinds of noodle will be best enjoyed at B2 restaurant at Phan Boi Chau apartment.

Ninh Hoa fermented pork roll: Made mainly from pork, and pig skin marinated spices, Ninh Hoa fermented pork roll has become famous in Nha Trang, and as a result chosen by many travellers as a gift from Nha Trang. You can come  to No. 15 Le Loi street to try this dish.

Grilled beef (bo nuong lui): beef is cut in squares, marinated honey and 10 other kinds of spices to produce the most delicious dish. You can come to No. 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem street to try this dish.

“căn” cake: It is a speciality you can not miss when visiting  Nha Trang. There are 2 types of “can” cake here: hot – crispy cake and soft – cool cake. It is also made with many different flavours such as: shrimps, cuttlefish, eggs. You can come enjoy this dish at some food stalls on Ly Thanh Ton street.

Besides, you can try other dishes in Nha Trang such as: Banh canh (a kind of noodle), banh dap, banh beo, banh uot, kinds of Pho, noodles, or mussel rice…

At night, you can walking around streets and have some coffee at: Book Café at Hon Chong, Paramount at 58 Tran pHu, Mc Me Trang at 44 Tran Phu, or bar Yasaka at 008, Lodge on Tran Phu street, Night Club at 01 Hung Vuong, Rocky Bar on Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street…

How to get to Nha Trang?

Nha Trang has many advantages in geography, nature and traffic system which meets all the transfer demand of locals and tourists.

Depending on your financial ability and starting point, you can choose to get to Nha Trang by air, by train, or by sea. Hereafter is 3 most popular means of transport to get to Nha Trang:

  1. By air

Nha Trang has Cam Ranh international airport, which is 35 km from the city centre. aAt the moment, there are some local airlines having flights to Cam Ranh airport, such as: Jetstar Pacific Airlines (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city), Vietnam Airlines (Danang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city, Moskva, Incheon), VietjetAir (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh city).

Besides, some international airlines also have flights to Cam Ranh airport, such as: S7 Airlines (Novosibirsk – seasonal), Vladivostok Air (Khabarovsk, Vladivostok), Asiana Airlines (Incheon), Nordwind Airlines (Ulan-Ude).

  1. By road

You can choose to get to Nha Trang by coach to save money. However, it may take much more time.

1A national way runs through Nha Trang, which is very convenient for you if you choose going by road. There are also 2 coach stations in the North, and in the South of this city. It is very easy to catch a coach to get to Nha Trang.

  1. By train

Nha Trang train station is one of the largest train stations in our country with the length of 25km.  If you choose to get to Nha Trang by train, you can catch Thong Nhat train number SNT1-2, SNT3-4, SQN1-2, or the first 5-star train which runs from Saigon to Nha Trang.

Besides, you also can get to Nha Trang by sea if possible. Sea’s depth in front of the dock in Nha Trang is -11,8m. Therefore, many big cruise ships can stop here at the same time without any problems.

Tourist attraction in Nha Trang

Nha Trang is considered as the paradise of tourism with many famous tourist attraction sites:

Vinpearl Land: located on Hon Tre island, Vinpearl Land is a high-class resort with entertaining parks, shopping malls, 5-star hotels and 3,320- meter cable system. Besides, there is a park of a slipway whose slope level is 21,5 meter which attracts many tourists love adventure.

Doc Let tourism are: Located in Ninh Hue town which is about 50km from Nha Trang to the North, Doc Let has many beautiful high sand dunes. Therefore, travellers have to overcome the sand dune to get to the beach.

Hon Mun island: Considered as the most various sea area in the number of creatures in Vietnam by WWF, Hon Mun is famous for gorgeous coral. Travellers can experience diving, enjoying bars on the surface of water,…

Nha Trang Aquarium Institute: Located at No.1 Da brigde, about  6 km from the city centre to the South East, Nha Trang Aquarium Institute was established in 1923 and the place for maintaining 20,000 samples of 4,000 sea creatures. A set of a dolphin’s bone which is 26 metres in length, 3 metres in height is displayed here.

Dai Lanh beach: Dai Lanh is mentioned in the list of famous tourist attractions in Vietnam. Located in Van Ninh town, Khanh Hoa province, Dai Lanh has a white coast whose shape is like a crescent moon – an ideal place for those love beach.

Nha Trang’s Dam market: Located in the center of the city, Dam market is a beautiful architecture. Travellers can buy souvenirs, or local specialities for their families, or friends. Many kinds of seafood are also on sale in this market.

Besides, you can drop in some other places such as: Tam island, Ninh Van bay, Husband’s island – Wife’s island, The fairy stream, Tri Nguyen aquarium…

Tips for a cheap and funny tour to Nha Trang

Nha Trang is one of the most popular tour among all Vietnam tour packagesLocal travel agencies this time mostly operate tours to Nha Trang and get ready to advise tourists travel experience in Nha Trang such as it is a good choice for you and your family to have a vacation at a famous and beautiful beach.

The Reunification Day and Labor Day this year lasts for 6 days. It is a great opportunity to have a plan to go away with family. First, you should choose package tours of travel agencies to avoid looking for vehicles, registering hotels, choosing destination, and arranging schedules, making you stressful. If you don’t order any tour, you can choose free and easy kind to be supported in booking tickets and hotels. You can make your own plan in accordance with your or your team’s interest. For a long time, Nha Trang has been famous for interesting tourist attractions such as Lao island, Thi island, Mun island, Noi island, Ngoai island, Sam island, Tri Nguyen island, Ngoc Viet island,… and many beautiful beaches with fresh, delicious, nutrient, and cheap food,…

Nha Trang - the wonderful beach in Vietnam

Nha Trang – the wonderful beach in Vietnam

Now, there are more than flights of Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Jetstar,… to Nha Trang every day. At Cam Ranh airport, near the entry gate is a desk for bus tickets to the centre of Nha Trang city (35 km from the airport) at the price of 65.000. If your team has 4 people or more, you should choose taxi whose all-in price doesn’t exceed 380.000 per turn. Many who can not find cheap tickets Ha Noi – Nha Trang have chosen cheap tickets Ha Noi- Ho Chi Minh city, and catch Phuong Trang , Hanh Café or go by train to get to Nha Trang city. This sea city gives you many choices. You should hire vehicles of tracel service agencies at the price of 800.000vnd per day, or choose motorbike (100.000-120.000vnd).

Where to stay and explore in Nha Trang depends on your budget. Most hotels along Pham Van Dong avenue or at the Binh Tan Bridge (Nguyen Tat Thanh avenue) and mini hotels on Hoang Hoa Tham, Nguyen Thi Minh Khai, Nguyen Thien Thuat, Hung Vuong, Hong Bang street,… has the price from 150.000vnd to 180.000vnd. Where to explore within 5-6 days? It is actually not too long, but of course not too short, for a trip with family or friends. If you are a real fan of sea, you have 2 choices. You can head to the North of Nha Trang, discover primitive Van Phong cave as you like, or visit Dai Lanh, slowly enjoy peaceful atmosphere around Let slope. If you choose to head to the West of Nha Trang, you will have a chance to lie down on the “path of flowers” along the coast before swimming . The next destination will be primitive but attractive Cam Ranh Bay, green and special Binh Ba. With 2/3 of time remaining, you should spend a day on rumbling around the city. The places you have to visit are Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography, A. Yersin Museum, Ponargar tower, Chong island – Nha Trang Bay club-house, rocky church, Long Son pagoda, and Dam market. Don’t forget to have a mud-bath – a feature of Nha Trang. Many people say that, you don’t understand Nha Trang if you have not visited islands. It is a mistake not to try the most longest suspension cable in the world to watch Nha Trang’s sky, and try thrilling games in tourist and leisure land Vinpearl. On Pearl island is the most greatest aquarium in Vietnam, the most biggest pool in South East Asia, and music stage whose capacity is over 5.000 seats. It has not been shown that you can watch circus whale and try specialities from 3 domains. With island tours, you have 4-5 choices: visit the Kingdom of Monkeys on Lao island (the tour of 3 north islands), dive to watch corals on the Mun island, swim on the Mot island, Tranh beach, and discover the sea world on the great vessel in Tri Nguyen ( the tour of 4 west islands), explore the caves of canaries, and take pictures with gulls on Noi island, Ngoai island, and Sam island ( the tour of Canary island). If you’d love to go from sea up to forest or from forest down to sea, you can book a tour to Yang Bay to watch sky fall, and soak in hot in the watershed at the riverhead of Khanh Vinh.

Delicious seafood in Nha Trang

Delicious seafood in Nha Trang

Nowhere all around  in Vietnam are there as many restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and pubs as in Nha Trang. Before, when you come Nha Trang, you only find a seat near the coast at “Bon Mua” restaurant, but now, along  “the gold road” Tran Phu are many coffee shops whose are 10m from each other, serving breakfast. To say fairly, in sea cities, many coffee shops are beautiful from structure to background with charming landscape and a plenty of food and drink. In Nha Trang, you can freely eat seadfood, from Nha Trang Seafood to Pho Bien, Hoa Bien, Thuy Duong, Trung Duong, Dai Duong restaurant,… If you attend to try popular dishes, don’t forget jelly-fish noodles and fish on Nguyen Du street (near Dam market), fried fish soup aunt Thua (Yersin street), and fried spring roll Ninh Hoa ( Dang Van Quyen or Ngoc Tien). Leaf noodle, grilled chopped fish, steeped fish are specialities of Khanh Hoa because the stock is not made with aitchbone, or pig bone, but fish bones. Many people love seafood at 6 Ngo Si Lien. It is not luxurious but the price is enforceable, and the food is fresh with all dishes even expensive dishes. You can choose Vietnam restaurant on Hoang Van Thu street ( com Loan, Binh Minh, Hai Ha) or Hien Nhi (Hoang Hoa Tham street), broken rice at 20 Ly Tu Trong and vegetarian food restaurant such as Tam aunt ( 5 Lac Long Quan), Thien Y (79 Yersin), Bo De (Huynh Thuc Khang),… Dam market is considered as one of the most attractive places by many websites. Most of tourists in demand of shopping shall be taken to Dam market by travel agencies. However, take note that you have to watch carefully and pay a half lower. Not all products in the market are not as good as the ones in the supermarket. You should refer the information at reception desk of the hotel and take time to stroll at night. You certainly will find out desired gifts.

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Nha Trang Travel Information

Being on too much Vietnam package holidays, I have accumulated quite a lot experience to travel in tight budget. Below is my own experience in order to travel to Nha Trang economically, enjoy specialities at a reasonable price and have fun.

 

  • How to get there

Setting off from Saigon

If you get car sickness, you should choose berth booking

You can travel to Nhatrang by Phuong Trang coach, the ticket price is 160.000 vnd/person.  

Phuong Trang ticket office

272 De Tham, 1 District, Hochiminh city

If you want to get a good seat, you should book middle seats 2 days in advance, particularly when you plan to travel at the weekend

If you want to have a seat near your companions or you want to bring your children with you, you should book back seats of the 2nd floor to get a smooth travel. You should not book seats of the 1st floor unless you want  to get some sleep

Travel by coach is convenient, so many people prefer this kind of transportation to visit their families at weekend. They usually set off on Friday and return Saigon on Sunday morning. After you have decided your departure day, you should book a ticket as soon as possible.

  • Accomodation

You should also book a room as soon as possible. I usually book a room at a hotel near the beach.  A room with balcony at the price of 250 thousand Vietnam dong per day is a wise choice. Because you are expected to travel a lot during this journey, a tidy, clean and convinient  room is all you need.

Netwwork of hotels at 64B Tran Phu offers a wide variety of rooms. It takes you no more than 3 minutes to go to the beach.

Getting around Nha Trang

You should ask a receptionist to book a motorbike to travel instead of going on foot or getting a taxi

Thanks to the motorbike, I could be able to buy some popcorn on the way to the port. Later, I realised there are many couples. People moving to the port turn off their car lights in order not to interupt the romance of couples.

Nha Trang - the wonderful beach in Vietnam

Nha Trang – the wonderful beach in Vietnam

  1. Exploring Nhatrang’s cuisine

I have searched information on the internet and asked for advice from my friends. There are some specialites worth trying

  • Beef Noodle of Aunt Thi, 20 Phan Chu Trinh, Nhatrang

25.000vnd/a small bowl and 35.000vnd/a big one

The beef is tender, tasty  and the soup is delicious

  • Rice noodle soup of Aunt Loc, 30 Phan Chu Trinh, Nhatrang

5 blocks from Aunt Thi’s mall, reasonable price

You just need to pay 30.000vnd/ 2 people, but you can have more if you want

  • Huynh Lai Chicken congee, 2 Phan Chu Trinh, Nhatrang

I often go there to buy chiken congee for Khang

  • Lac Canh Grilled beef, 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem

If you have time, you should try grilled shrimp on sugarcane which takes 30 minutes to prepare.

  • Spring roll, Dang Van Quyen

16B Lan Ong, Le Loi crossroad, 25.000vnd/serving

Spring roll in Ngoc Tien store at 59 Le Thanh Phuong or Dang Van Phuong has received favorable online reviews. I have tried both of them but I found the store on Dang Van Phuong street has more open space and fresher vegetables and  spring roll is more delicious in spite of being served at the same price as that at 59 Le Thanh Phuong.it is just a matter of personal taste. If I have another chance, I will go for Dang Van Quyen instead of Ngoc Tien.

fried_spring_roll_vietnamese

fried_spring_roll_vietnamese

So far, spring roll in Ninh Hoa has striken travelers as an irresistible dish. However, Ninh Hoa spring roll offered in Nhatrang is more famous than it is in original place. After a period of 30 years,passing 34 kilometers to be present at Nhatrang, Ninh Hoa spring roll  gradually becomes popular under the name of “Nhatrang spring roll” although its recipe and flavour still remains unchanged over the course of time

Ninh Hoa spring roll is mainly made from pork. People just take 10 kilograms leg of a pig to make spring roll.  Then the leg is minced and mixed with some pigskin, garlic and pepper. Then grill the mixture on a stick using a coal stoven.

  • Trung broken rice

10/4 Ly Tu Trong, Nhatrang city, Khanh Hoa, opposite Ly Tu Trong high school

  1. Entertainment

– Sailing club

It is near Tran Phu- Biet Thu crossroad. I can go there on foot. It has a nice view and airy space. Most of the customers here are foreigners.

You may have chance to see DJ from other countries singing or dancing. It usually gets crowded from 11pm and you can spend the night here

– A boat trip to visit 4 islands

You must not miss boat trip if you go to Nhatrang. You can ask a receptionist to book a boat tour with the cost of 120.000vnd/person. The most interesting thing is that when you reach Hon Mot island, you can take part in a music performance. People uses tools to make a stage and sit next to each other. You can dance if you want. Then comes so called “ happy hour”. The music is played at high volume and everyone goes swimming.

I realise that small enterprises compete with large ones using a unique method- “human-based method”. A tour guide is a MC, a captain is a cook and a musician. Only by this method can they survive.

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Plan to conquer Mui Doi (Double Capes)- The East Pole of Vietnam for a team of 10 members

This plan is made in advance in order to help members understand the itinerary and estimate the cost.

As I don’t have much experience in conquering Mui Doi, I made this plan by searching information on internet and asking for advice from my friends. This could be considered my first hiking holiday packages to VietnamYou can read my plan for reference.

Time:

2 days and 2 nights ( departure date: May 9th, return date: May 11th)

Venue

Point of departure: Ho Chi Minh City

Destination: Mui Doi, Van Ninh, Khanh Hoa

Route 1 : Ho Chi Minh- Tuy Hoa

Means of transport: Train No.SQN2

Time: 7pm-6am

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Tuy Hoa - Vietnam

Tuy Hoa – Vietnam

Route 2: Tuy Hoa-Dam Mon

Means of transport: motorbike. Estimated distance: 60 kilometers ( passing Ca pass and Co Ma pass)

You can hire a motorbike from Mr. Tung at the cost of 120 thousand Vietnam dong per day. His phone number is 0934074522. Then have something to eat in Tuy Hoa and remember to buy 3 litters of water for each person

It is worth travelling to Dam Mon

It is worth travelling to Dam Mon

Route 3: Dam Mon- Uncle Hai’s house

Passing the sandy hill by motorbike

Having lunch and taking a rest at Uncle Hai’s house

Route 4: Uncle Hai’s house- Mui Doi

Time: 3 pm- 6 pm

7pm: putting up the tent, bulding a campfire , cooking the food at Bai Rang, 1 kilometer from Cuc Dong

Mui Doi - Vietnam

Mui Doi – Vietnam

Route 5: Conquering the East Pole

Time: 4 am- 8am

Climbing rapids, ledges to reach Mui Doi

There are two ways: you can either choose to climb rapids and ledges or choose to go around the ledges with a rope.

Saying goodbye to The East Pole

8h: preparing to get on the train to return Uncle Hai’s house

Hiring a canoe, reaching Uncle Hai’s house at 9 am.

Relaxing and making for Dam Mon at 11 am

Passing the sandy hill at 11 am, swimming at Xuan Dung beach

Making for Tuy Hoa

3 pm: making for Tuy Hoa

5 pm: having food, taking back the motorbikes, preparing to get on train

6:30 pm: making for Tuy Hoa train station

7:45 pm: getting on the train SE3 to move to Saigon

4 am: arriving at Saigon

Estimated Cost:

Return train ticket: 6,730,000

  • Motorbike rent: 1,300,000 
  • Gasoline cost : 500,000 
  • Paying for Uncle Hai: 400,000 
  • Tent :320,000 
  • Luch at Uncle Hai’s house:500.000
  • Breakfast300,000 
  • Food:200,000 
  • Boat rent:1,300,000 
  • Instant noodle :100,000 
  • Fastfood: 200,000 
  • Swimming-related cost:500,000 

Well, it somehow reminds me of my Vietnam Cambodia tours.

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