Nha Trang Transportation and transfer guide
Nha Trang is a top beach resort destination in Viet Nam. It is popular
with both foreign visitors and local tourists. The beach resort area underwent
renovation in the mid-1990s and features several upscale hotels. However,
because of its popularity with local tourists and the backpack set, it
also features many budget mini-hotels.
Nha Trang is about 450 km north of Sai Gon at the opening of the Cai
River and the China Sea. Its main strip is the Tran Phu Street, which
runs north-south for about four km along the main beach area. Several
restaurants and bars line the beach side of Tran Phu and hotels and more
restaurants line the other side.
In addition to its beach, Nha Trang is popular for its many boat excursions
to the local islands. Nha Trang also has several historical sites, including
the Po Nagar Cham Temple and the Long Son Pagoda with its massive White
In most cases, two days in Nha Trang is adequate. However, if the weather
is good and you like beaches and boating, you can easily find yourself
spending several days here.
While Nha Trang may boast having good weather 11 out of 12 months a year,
it is best to visit here in the Spring and Summer. As with most of Viet
Nam, avoid visiting during the rainy months of September through December.
An airport is located to the south of Nha Trang. Vietnam Airlines schedules
three or four flights each day from Sai Gon to Nha Trang. The flight is
a little over one hour. Flights from Ha Noi are daily and are about two
hours. There is a long-distance bus station one km west of the city center
at 58, 23 Thang 10. The train station is east of the bus station along
Thai Nguyen St., which is a continuation of Thang 10 St.
Because Nha Trang is not a big city, you can get to most places just by
walking. This is especially true if you plan to only visit the beach.
To visit the historical sights around the city, you may want to rent a
bicycle. There is no shortage of cyclos along Tran Phu St. and can easily
catch a ride to the market or temples. You can make reservations for boat
tours at most hotels and through Khanh Hoa Tourism (1 Tran Hung Dao St.;