Nha Trang, Vietnam

One of Vietnam's most popular seaside resorts, Nha Trang offers white-sand beaches, azure waters and palm trees swaying in the breeze. Gaily painted fishing boats line the harbors. Small farm villages nestle in the countryside's lush valleys. Yet this relaxed city of some 300,000 souls boasts a long and storied past.

Nha Trang was the capital of the Champa Kingdom, which dominated this corner of Southeast Asia for 13 centuries. North of the city, the great Cham Tower complex overlooks the Cai River and offers mute testimony to the kingdom's glory. Today, the towers attract locals and visitors alike, many of whom come to meditate while contemplating superb views of the river and the bay.

Nha Trang's tourist district consists of a scattering of colonial-era beachfront hotels and sidewalk cafes. The city was a popular spot for U.S. servicemen during the Vietnam War.

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Points of Interest

  • Ponagar Cham Towers
  • Long Son Pagoda
  • Cho Dam Market
  • Nha Trang beach
  • Countryside & Villages
  • Cai River Cruise
  • The Stone Church
  • Chong Promontory
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  • Ponagar Cham Towers

    The tallest and most splendid tower in the complex known locally as Thap Ba, is dedicated to Po Nagar, the Goddess of the Cham people. Credited for her help with teaching weaving and new farming, the locals visit her statue with flowers and incense.

  • Long Son Pagoda

    The main attraction is the huge white Buddha and portraits of monks who immolated themselves to protest against the corrupt Diem regime. After climbing numerous stairs, you'll also be rewarded with a bird's-eye view of Nha Trang.

  • Cho Dam Market

    One of Nha Trang's main trading centers with all types of local foods and wares, the vibrant Dam Market boasts a three-story central building and a warren of colorful vendor's stalls.

  • Nha Trang beach

  • Countryside & Villages

    Drive through the serene Vietnamese countryside, rice paddies and groves of bamboo illuminating your path to rural villages, where you can observe the daily life of the friendly people who reside there.

  • Cai River Cruise

    Enjoy the beautiful scenery that unfolds along the banks of the Cai River on a scenic riverboat cruise. See the Vietnamese people in their natural scenery and daily life.

  • The Stone Church

    Construction began in 1928 based on the western style architecture and stands 12m high in the city center.

  • Chong Promontory

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Nha Trang by Pedicab

2.5 hours | Nha Trang | NHA-225
  • Ponagar Cham Towers
  • Nha Trang beach
  • Cho Dam Market

Get an up-close view of Nha Trang by pedicab. This half-day tour takes you past white-sand beaches and through the fishing village of Xom Bong. Witness the historic Ponagar Cham Tower, a relic of the Champa dynasty, then travel to Cho Dam Market to shop, browse and explore.

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Countryside Drive, Rural Village & Farmers' Market

4 hours | Nha Trang | NHA-205
  • Countryside & Villages

Explore the Vietnamese countryside, a world of rice paddies, bamboo groves and colorful gardens on this half-day excursion. You'll be charmed by a meeting with the local children. You'll also see a home workshop at the village temple and a traditional farmhouse before strolling through an open-air farmer's market.

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Cham Tower, River Cruise & Rural Village

4 hours | Nha Trang | NHA-240
  • Nha Trang beach
  • Ponagar Cham Towers
  • Cai River Cruise

Explore the ancient Ponagar Cham Towers overlooking the Cai River and then take a leisurely river cruise past a traditional fishing village. Visit a clay oven workshop and a traditional rural village to complete this moderately active half-day excursion highlighting the landmark sights and rich cultural experiences of Nha Trang.

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City Drive, Dam Market & Silk Embroidery Workshop

4 hours | Nha Trang | NHA-210
  • The Stone Church
  • Long Son Pagoda
  • Cho Dam Market

Take in the sights, history and culture on this narrated half-day excursion highlighting Vietnam's celebrated seaside resort. Visit the bustling market and view artisans at work at a Silk Embroidery Workshop. With tropical refreshments and time to shop for souvenirs, your Nha Trang adventure is complete.

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Ponagar Cham Tower, Long Son Pagoda & Embroidery

4.5 hours | Nha Trang | NHA-200
  • Nha Trang beach
  • Ponagar Cham Towers
  • Long Son Pagoda
  • Cho Dam Market
  • Chong Promontory

Take in Nha Trang's highlights on this half-day excursion. Visit the Cham Tower Complex, tour the Buddhist shrine at Long Son Pagoda and discover the ancient art of Vietnamese picture embroidery. Then, enjoy refreshments, browse for souvenirs and view a traditional Vietnamese cultural performance to complete your tour.

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Biking through the Nha Trang countryside

5 hours | Nha Trang | NHA-460
  • Ponagar Cham Towers
  • Nha Trang beach

Immerse yourself in Nha Trang's rural countryside when you travel under your own power on a half-day bicycle tour. Your guide will escort you through authentic villages and along undulating roads lined with verdant paddies and colorful foliage. Visit several local landmarks and enjoy refreshments overlooking the Cai River

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