I spent about 24 hours in Nha Trang. I stopped here more as a means to break up the long journey between Quy Nhon and Da Lat. Nha Trang is a bustling city full of market stalls, coffee shops, and long stretches of white sand beaches. It contains a pleasant mix of locals and foreigners, and has everything you’d need in a city – temples, beauty salons, massage parlors, loads of stores selling snacks, food, and water, and of course that gorgeous beach.
Nha Trang, Vietnam
The easiest way to get in and out of Nha Trang is by train. The trains in Vietnam are easy to use, comfortable, and in my opinion, the best way to travel through the country.
I stayed in an airbnb in Nha Trang (no surprise there!) and made sure to pick a little room that was close to the beach. I spent my time between the coffee shop, the beach, and my apartment. During the summer, Vietnam gets so hot and humid. I like to take breaks during the day to head back into the air conditioned airbnb, take a shower, and freshen up.
Going to the beach and eating loads of Vietnamese food were my top priorities in Nha Trang. I did well, if I don’t say so myself.
The white sand beaches are beautiful. Though parts of them can get really busy, walk a bit down from the hotels and you’ll find some empty spots. During the day, the beaches are a little less crowded. Around sunset they get much busier.
Look out to sea to spot Vinpearl, an amusement park just outside of Nha Trang.
Nha Trang is a beautiful place to spend some time in Vietnam. Though I usually prefer smaller cities and more nature, I enjoyed the beaches in Nha Trang and the plentiful fruit markets. I’d definitely recommend a stop while traveling through Vietnam!
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