Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khanh Hoa province. Located on the south-central coast of Vietnam It makes its home on the beautiful Nha Trang Bay, including a total of 19 islets and islands. Fast becoming one of the top destinations in Vietnam, Nha Trang has it all. Empty sandy beaches that stretch for miles, cool waterfalls, ranges of untouched mountains, an interesting history, and a unique culture.
Dam market is the most popular market in Nha Trang and is a huge imposing four-story concrete structure. Inside you will find everything Vietnamese, from clothes and accessories to electronics and household items, spread around various colorful stalls. Head in here in the morning and have some breakfast in the food court to start your day.
Tran Phu Beach
Tran Phu Street running down the coast of Nha Trang is the most popular street in the city, with high-end resorts like Intercontinental and The Sheraton on one side, and a lively beach on the other. There are plenty of beach-side cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs for you to choose from that have their own little bit of beach with reclining chairs and parasols, so find one to suit your tastes and spend an evening lazing about.
These are some of the best-preserved pieces of Cham architecture in Vietnam, similar to the My Son Temples in Da Nang. Built between the 7th to the 12th centuries, this temple is dedicated to the goddess of the country, Po Nagar, and is still used for worship by the remaining descendants of the Cham culture that once flourished throughout the country.
Nha Trang Cathedral
Nha Trang Cathedral is another still functioning religious monument that also serves as a tourist attraction. Despite being constructed using simple blocks of cement, the cathedral looks surprisingly elegant. Mass is held multiple times a day, and it is a great way to witness differences in religious routines compared to those back home.
National Oceanographic Museum
The National Oceanographic Museum opened in 1922 and is housed in an old French colonial building. Since inception it has allowed visitors to explore the marine life of the region through artifacts, fossils and displays, spread out over two floors. Makes for a great excursion if you have kids.