Nha Trang is primarily a beach destination so with that in mind head to the main strip of sand here and top up your tan.
The beach stretches for miles and this is a good choice if you want to sunbathe as you can hire a deck chair for the afternoon and chill out in the sun. There are also a number of local vendors here who walk along the beach and sell delicious seafood based snacks as well as cooling tropical fruit.
12. Check out the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
You won’t find a huge number of museums in Nha Trang, but one that you can visit is the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam. Like almost everything else in the region, the museum has a maritime theme as well as a large aquarium.
Here you will find a wide variety of colorful fish and there are also some rare indigenous underwater creatures here that are worth the visit alone. Some of the resident marine life that you can see here includes sea horses, sharks and turtles and this is a great choice if you are travelling with younger visitors.
13. 20 kilometers off the coast of Nha Trang lies the charmingly named Monkey Island.
As you would expect, the island is so named as it is the home of hundreds of primates and this is the main reason why people come here. To get to the island you need to take a ferry ride across the water and the island has a number of attractions in its own right such as a go-kart circuit and a several entertainment shows.
14. Go paintballing
If you are looking for an adventure in Nha Trang then consider trying out Nha Trang Paintball. There are two different excursions per day that you can choose from and you will get a paintball gun as well as some protective safety equipment.
After that an instructor will assign two different teams and you can then start the match. This will require you to try and shoot your opponents with paintballs and this is a top spot if you are looking for some fast-paced fin in Nha Trang.
15. Browse in Long Thanh Gallery
Anyone who is a photography fan should make sure not to miss the spectacular Long Thanh Gallery. Here you will find mostly monochrome prints by one of the most illustrious photographers in Vietnam.
Long Thanh started working in 1964 and many of his works are focused on local communities and simple portraits of daily life in Vietnam. If you want to get an alternative look at the local culture in Nha Trang then this is not to be missed.
16. Visit Yang Bay
Yang Bay is the perfect spot to visit if you fancy getting out of the center of Nha Trang.
Here you will find a number of different waterfalls in the form of Ho Cho, Yang Khang and Yang Bay and you can also check out the encircling forest and pretty mountains at the same time.
This part of the region is usually far less visited by tourists to Nha Trang so if you are looking for a day away from the packed beaches then this is an excellent choice
17. Thanh Citadel
Thanh Citadel dates from the 17th century when it was built at the time of the Trinh Dynasty. It was then rebuilt again by Prince Nguyen Anh in 1793 as part of a battle with the Tay Son Rebels.
Unfortunately not much of the citadel still remains although you can see some of the original wall and gates and this is a good spot if you want to see some of the more traditional side of Nha Trang.
18. Enjoy a hot air balloon ride
If you fancy a bit of adventure in Nha Trang, then head to Hon Tam where you can take a scenic hot air balloon ride.
The balloon center is located at Pham Van Dong Street and you can ride up to 150 meters in the balloon which takes around 20 minutes and allows you to take in the best of Nha Trang from a height.
If you want to take some aerial pictures of the city as well as out to sea, then this is hard to beat
Vietnamese food is famous the world over, and with good reason as it is simply delicious! With that in mind, you can now have a go at making your own traditional Vietnamese dishes.
Most classes in Nha Trang will take you out to the local market where you can pick up a range of herbs, meats, vegetables and spices, and then you will come back to the kitchen and learn how to whip up a delicious Vietnamese feast.
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19. Try the street food
Anyone who likes street food will love spending time in Nha Trang where you can sample a wide array of delicious street food snacks.
As Nha Trang is by the coast, seafood is widely featured, or you can try other dishes such as thit bo nuong la lot which is a snack made from beef which has been wrapped in lo lot leaves and then grilled.
Other tasty choices include banh can which is a rice flour pancake which is topped with meat or seafood and then cooked over a grill.
20. Admire Do Dien Khanh Gallery
If you like photography then make sure not to miss the Do Dien Khanh Gallery. This is owned by Vietnamese photographer Do Dien Khanh and many of his photographs tell the story of local life in the countryside.
To that end, many of his works include beautiful images of the local Cham community and you can admire the photographs and also buy some of the prints as souvenirs or gifts
Anyone who likes street food will love spending time in Nha Trang where you can sample a wide array of delicious street food snacks. As Nha Trang is by the coast, seafood is widely featured, or you can try other dishes such as thit bo nuong la lot which is a snack made from beef which has been wrapped in lo lot leaves and then grilled. Other tasty choices include banh can which is a rice flour pancake which is topped with meat or seafood and then cooked over a grill.
22. Play a game of golf
If you like golf then you are in luck in Nha Trang as there are a number of premium 18 hole golf courses here such as the Vinpearl Complex and the Diamond Bay Gold Course.
These courses are built to a professional standard and you can fit in a round of golf while also taking in the spectacular views over Nha Trang.
Certainly if you want to get outside then many of the courses have stunning rolling greens as well as clubhouses where you can relax with a drink and take in all the scenery
23. Have a blind massage
The area around the Nha Trang Tourist Centre is known for its blind massage parlors which is a good way to help the local community while also relaxing and unwinding.
Blind masseurs are trained in the art of Vietnamese massage which includes elements of other Southeast Asian techniques such as Thai massage.
You can opt for a variety of different kinds of massage and most treatments last for around an hour.
24. Travel to Hon Chong Promontory
Hon Chong is made up of a granite promontory which looks out over the pretty mountain-lined coastline for which Nha Trang is famous. There is also a beach here as well as a model of a traditional Ruong home and some cafes and eateries.
As such, if you are looking for an alternative to Nha Trang Beach then this is a good pick and you can also watch local children diving into the water off the side of the promontory
25. Nha Trang Cathedral
Nha Trang Cathedral was built from 1928 and 1933 and is designed in the French Gothic style. There are some gorgeous stained glass windows here and the cathedral is located on a lush hillside with pretty views over Nha Trang.
The cathedral is also noteworthy as it mixes local elements with the French architecture such as red neon crucifixes and blue neon arches that adorn the inside of the church.
You will also see an unusual white neon halo which graces the head of a statue of Saint Mary
Nha Trang is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. Here you can explore the culture, people, and cuisine that cannot be found anywhere else.