Nha Trang is a seaside town, also the capital city of Khánh Hòa Province – on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is becoming increasingly popular in recent years because of its pristine beach, best scuba diving center of Vietnam as well as lots of interesting places and delicious food to enjoy.
Nha Trang used to be no more than small fishing villages until the French colonization. The French recognized Nha Trang as a perfect place for bathing, so they invested in the transformation to turn Nha Trang into a resort town.
Today, Nha Trang attracts a large number of domestic as well as international tourists from all over the world, mostly in summer. If you plan to visit Nha Trang from June to August, it is advisable that you book your hotel well in advance.
There are some must-see spots for foreign tourists to visit, such as National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam (01, Cau Da Street), Nha Trang live – a place to get free city maps, drinks and tour travel guide books, also the largest collection of local paintings (Thong Nhat Street & 2 Thang 4 Street), Long Son Pagoda (Thai Nguyen Street), Po Nagar Cham Towers a.k.a Thap Ba (2 Thang 4 Street) – built between the 7th and 12th century by the Cham civilization with amazing architectures, Bao Dai Villa (near National Oceanographic Museum) – where you can get a beautiful view of the Nha Trang bay and Cam Ranh Beach (15-20 km from the city center) – a very long, nice and clean beach, etc.
Vinpearl Land – the most famous among all- is a complex of five-star resort and amusement park that lies on Hon Tre (Bamboo) Island. To get there, people must take cable cars with the system currently considered the longest in the world. Vinpearl is also the venue for beauty pageants, ranging from Miss World to Miss Universe.
Nha Trang is famous for its culinary specialties like fresh seafood and barbecued pork rolled in rice paper, which are available in many restaurants in Nha Trang. In addition, the swallow’s nest soup – with bird’s nests collected from the wild, is regarded as the best in Vietnam.