ABOUT Nha Trang
Located on the South Central Coast of Vietnam with over 300 days of sunshine and 5.5 km of uninterrupted beach, Nha Trang is fast gaining the reputation of being the premium beach destination in Vietnam. Come stay, play, eat, drink and relax in Nha Trang and see for yourselves!
Cam Ranh International Airport (Nha Trang) receives flights from a host of domestic and international destinations. With daily flights from Saigon, Hanoi and Danang plus other domestic routes including Haiphong and Vinh, Nha Trang is easily accessible and great to add on to your Vietnam itinerary. The international routes are constantly growing; at present there are direct flights from Korea, China, Japan and Russia (chartered) and scheduled flights from Seoul, Guangzhou and Hong Kong meaning this amazing beach destination is easily accessible with just a short flight.
Nha Trang is easily accessible by road; Dalat is just a 3 hour drive, Mui Ne 5 hours, Ho Chi Minh City 11 hours and Danang 12 hours.
Nha Trang is on the north-south train route so most trains will stop at Nha Trang. The train is a great way to see the Vietnamese countryside and enjoy a unique experience. Popular routes include Danang – Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang.
Getting AroundNha Trang is a great city to explore. The centre is quite compact and easily navigated on foot. If the walking gets too much for you or you want to head slightly out of the tourist area then there are plenty of options; taxis, buses and peddle powered cyclos are all great ways to explore the city.
The local currency is Vietnam Dong (VND). Major credit cards are accepted in bigger businesses and hotels, but cash is the preferred method of payment in most places. There are numerous banks and ATMs across the city.
Nha Trang is GMT+7
Government offices and banks are open between 8 am and 5 pm but are usually closed for 90 minutes over lunch. Shops are generally open from 8 am – 9 pm. Bars open late into the night, restaurants tend to close earlier, around 9 pm, although if you want late night food you will find plenty of options around.
There are 3 large hospitals within Nha Trang, the newest being Vinmec International Hospital. Many pharmacies selling a variety of medicines are seen throughout the city. Medical insurance is recommended.
There are lifeguards along most of the main beach, swim close to the towers and keep out of the water if the swell is large (Nov-March only)
Nha Trang is a safe city to visit but it is recommended that you always take care of bags, phones and cameras. Leave your passport at the hotel and don’t carry excess cash.
Nha Trang has one of the best climates in Vietnam for visitors. It boasts the shortest rainy season across all the beach destinations in Vietnam. There are over 300 days of sunshine per annum with temperatures ranging from 21-35 degrees Celsius.
Tipping is appreciated but not expected, a good rule of thumb is to tip what you feel is appropriate at the time.