Nha Trang

Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khanh Hoa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam, about 450 km north of Saigon and 1,200 km south of Hanoi. It is bounded on the North by Ninh Hoa district, on the East by the East Sea, on the South by Cam Ranh town and on the West by Dien Khanh district.

The city is indisputably beautiful, bordered by mountains, with the beach tracing an impressive long swoop along a bay dotted with islands. Topiary and modern sculpture dot the immaculately manicured foreshore. It’s a popular destination for both foreign and domestic tourists. Nha Trang is well known for its pristine beaches and excellent scuba diving and is fast becoming a popular destination for international tourists.

With very clear turquoise waters (except for the wet season), snorkeling, diving and fishing are prime activities, and just lazing on the town beach is an experience in itself. In addition to sun bathing, popular attractions include boat trips to the nearby islands and tours of Nha Trang's historic sites.

The monsoon season is from October to mid December. Sea winds can be heavy and sometimes the weather can get pretty chilly. Nha Trang's dry season runs from June to September, different from Ho Chi Minh City's. To cater for the growing influx of visitors, many new hotels have been built in town. Nha Trang is a major fishing port, so excellent seafood is available. The exotic dragon fruit grows only in the Nha Trang area.