Nha Trang Attractions A to Z
List of All Attractions in Nha Trang by Alphabetical Order
Nha Trang attractions are undoubtedly diverse, ranging from natural formations and historical structures to modern theme parks and sprawling aquariums with hundreds of marine species and thriving coral reefs. While there are plenty of full-day and half-day tours which cover most of Nha Trang’s most iconic landmarks, it’s also fairly easy to get around on foot, bicycle, and motorcycle. Not only is the latter relatively inexpensive, you can explore the city according to your own time and pace.
Nha Trang is also a favourite destination for nature lovers thanks to its alluring combination of tranquil countryside, natural hot springs, salt fields, and unique waterfalls. As a first-time visitor, deciding on what to see in this lively coastal town can be quite the challenge. To help you get started on your travel itinerary, here’s a full list of Nha Trang attractions.
All Attractions A to Z in Nha Trang
Alexandre Yersin Museum
Alexandre Yersin, the French medical pioneer, is well remembered in Vietnam, where he was affectionately called Ông Năm. Surprisingly and as a sign of the deep respect the Vietnamese have for him, following the country's independence, streets named in his honour kept their designation, and his tomb in Suoi Dau was graced by a pagoda where rites are performed. His house in Nha Trang is now the Yersin Museum.
At the museum visitors can get an idea of the work of Yersin. He founded Dalat, discovered a vital plague-causing bacterium, and researched agricultural methods and meteorological forecasting, all to the great benefit of the Vietnamese. Yersin arrived in Nha Trang in 1891 and dedicated the rest of his life to scientific discovery from his laboratory here, until his passing away in 1943. He founded the institute in 1895. On display are his desk, a rich library and his scientific instruments.
- Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 08:00-11:00 and 14:00-16:30
- Address: Pasteur Institute 10 Tran Phu Street.
- Tel: (058) 822-355
Ba Ho Waterfalls is one of Nha Trang’s must-visit attractions, comprised of three natural waterfalls that ends with a clear lake surrounded by a dense rainforest. Situated about 20 kilometres north of Nha Trang, the waterfalls are a favourite spot for hiking, swimming, picnics, and fishing. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 18:00
- Address: Ninh Ich, Ninh Hoa district, Nha Trang
As Vietnamese food is beginning to be appreciated worldwide, a cooking class is a good introduction to this wonderful cuisine. A half-day class usually begins with a trip to the local market to select fresh herbs, spice and meats. Back in the kitchen, you will be taught how to handle a wok and the correct way to chop, slice or grind.
Lantern, 72 Nguyen Thien Thuat
Sheraton Hotel, 28 Tran Phu, Tel: +84 58 388 2222
The Hon Khoi Salt Fields is one of the most unique tourist destinations in Nha Trang, where mounds of natural salt are manually harvested from shallow fields along Doc Let Beach. Salt production is a thriving industry in Nha Trang due to Vietnam's extensive coastline, generating about 737,000 tonnes every year.
The best time to visit Hon Khoi Salt Fields are between the months of January and June, when the summer climate (with temperatures that can go as high as 40°C) allows for the salt to be directed from the East Sea to the fields. It is then left there to evaporate for about 10 days before it is collected Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 04:00 – 09:00
- Location: Northern Nha Trang
The main attraction at this pagoda is the huge white Buddha on the hillside behind the main compound; the 24m-high statue is an important symbol of Nha Trang.
Around the base of the Buddha are portraits of monks who set fire to themselves to protest against the corrupt Diem regime; each monk's portrait, carved in relief surrounded by carved flames. Follow the steps up and you'll be rewarded with a bird's-eye view of Nha Trang and its environs. Read More...
- Location: At the end of Xom Bong Bridge, two kilometres out of town.
Long Thanh Photo Studio
Long Thanh is a local photographer with a permanent exhibition gallery open to the public. This is a popular visiting spot for people who appreciate life as seen through a lens. To date, Long Thanh has exhibited at more than 57 different photographic exhibitions around the world including Europe, Asia, Australia and the United States. Long Thanh's photographic repertoire is as wide-ranging as it is unique. His landscapes are often moody, contrasting the natural beauty of Vietnam with the continuing struggle in many people's daily lives. Well worth checking out.
- Location: 126 Hoang Van Thu St.
The National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam offers interesting exhibits of local marine life, including over 20,000 live and preserved marine specimens. Open to public since 1922, the institute also sponsors ongoing research and community projects, such as captive breeding programmes, preservation and regeneration of local coral reefs.
The collection of this museum is so extensive that it spans two floors within a French colonial building in Cau Da (a few kilometres south of Nha Trang town centre). The ground floor houses glass tanks of various sizes filled with marine life such as reef sharks, turtles, scorpion fish, anemones, puffers, and lionfish as well as coral reefs and seaweed from many Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 18:00
- Address: 1 Cau da, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
- Tel: +8458 359 0036
Nha Trang beaches are spread out around the beach resort city, offering a myriad of sightseeing and recreational activities for visitors looking to soak up the sun during their holiday. Often called the Riviera of the South China Sea, Nha Trang boasts a six-kilometre stretch of beautiful coastline with a wide array of dining and accommodation options set along the white sandy beaches.
No two beaches are the same in Nha Trang, ranging from the bustling Tran Phu Beach for travellers who want to be in the centre of all the action to the more remote Bai Dai Beach that is great for when you want to escape the often Read More...
Na Thrang Cathedral (locally known as the stone church or Nui Church) is the largest church in the city. Set atop a hill that overlooks Nha Trang Train Station, it was constructed in provincial French Gothic style by Priest Louis Vallet during the early 19th century. Na Thrang Cathedral serves the local Catholic community, with Mass being held between 05:00 and 18:30 on a daily basis. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday from 05:00 to 17:00, Sunday 04:30 - 20:00
- Address: Nguyen Trai, Phuoc Tan, Nha Trang
The Nha Trang Water Puppet Theatre is a vibrant live performance which showcases the daily life of farmers, traditional dances, and mythical legends of Vietnam. This folk practice dates back to the 11th century, when flooded rice fields in Red River Delta led to villagers using handmade puppets for entertainment. It was also performed for the king’s longevity ceremony.
Nha Trang Water Puppet Theatre takes place in Tran Phu Cultural House in the form of colourful wooden puppets, light shows, and traditional tunes. The stage is a waist-deep pool of water, with 400 puppets manoeuvred using long rods by skilled puppeteers hidden behind a massive screen. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 16:00 – 20:45
- Address: 46 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang
- Tel: +84 58 352 7828
Po Nagar Cham temple complex was built between 8th and 11th centuries by the Cham people who once ruled the central plain of Vietnam. The Cham people, who were Hindu in origin, had their own Sanskrit-based script. They are renowned for their skills in sculpture and architecture and left behind a legacy of artifacts and temple settlements not only in Vietnam, but also Cambodia and Thailand. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 07:30 – 17:00 daily
- Location: 2 Thang 4, end of Som Bong Bridge
Suoi Do Pagoda is a 50-year-old Buddhist temple in Nha Trang that was built in honour of Quan Am, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy. Set atop a mountain in Suoi Hiep Commune, the structure is an interesting landmark thanks to its serene atmosphere and significant history of Buddhism in the coastal town.
It is believed that a young girl claimed to have seen the goddess while playing with her friends at a stream which runs down the mountain. Soon after, Suoi Do Pagoda was built nearby the stream, where it continues to serve the local Buddhist community to this very day. Do note that the pagoda is packed with worshippers Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:00 – 18:00
- Address: Suoi Hiep Commune, Dien Khanh District, Nha Trang
Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre is a great place to relax and rejuvenate after a day of exploring Nha Trang. Great for a temporary retreat away from the bustling city, the hot springs centre is set against a mountain backdrop with plenty of greenery and flowers. It is also fitted with private and shared mud-baths, herbal-bath, Jacuzzi, waterfall, swimming pool, and sauna. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 19:00
- Address: 15 Ngoc Son Street, Ngoc Hiep, Nha Trang
- Tel: +8458 383 5345
Vinpearl Amusement Park, situated on an island across the bay from Nha Trang Beach, is a large-scale theme park featuring water slides and games, a large aquarium, a wave pool, and a variety of rides. The Park is reached by cable car that connects Nha Trang City to this island resort. The 3,320-metre long ride offers dazzling views of the bay, a promise of the fun-filled day that is to follow. Read More...
- Opening Hours: 08:00 – 21:00 Monday – Thursday, 08:00 – 22:00 Friday to Sunday
- Address: Vinpearl Resort Island, Nha Trang Bay
- Tel: +84 58 3 598 188