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The 5 Best Things To Do In Nha Trang

Published on 16 Jun 2023

During our 3 week trip through Vietnam, Nha Trang was the next place to stop. So for inspiration, here's the 5 best things we recommend you do there.

The 5 Best Things To Do In Nha Trang
The 5 Best Things To Do In Nha Trang

5 Amazing Things To Do In Nha Trang {Vietnam} In 2023

During our 3 week trip through Vietnam, Nha Trang was the next place to stop. So for inspiration, here's the 5 best things we recommend you do there.

1. The Vinpearl Land Amusement Park

If you haven’t been to the Vinpearl Amusement Park before then you are missing out!

The park that was built by the billionaire Vietnamese businessman Pham Nhat Vuong.

It is situated on its own island and is surrounded by crystal blue seas and luxury private resorts.

Best of all, you get to it either by catching a speedboat or a cable car over the ocean.

They have plenty of high-octane rides as well as an on-site water park.

If you get the chance to visit Nha Trang, then you must go here. It’s very cheap as well.

Oh, and here's something funny about the amusement park. Check out the picture below.

According to them, anyone over 50 is old and decrepit and needs assistance when using the rides! My parents would not be happy about this!

Warning sign at Vinpearl Amusement Park
The Vietnamese must age a lot worse than us Brits!

2. Yang Bay Falls Park

Yang Bay falls really is a must-do thing in Vietnam

Sadly, however, it seems that no one else we spoke to had been, or even heard of it.

It seems this is because it is less of a backpacker destination and more of a place that families go on day trips.

Admittedly, it was about an hour and a half moped ride from the city. But in fact, the drive there is just as good as the park itself.

You get to spend hours driving through breathtaking scenery and waving to the locals as you go past.

Anyway … back to the falls …

So at the park, you get the waterfalls themselves (which you can swim in), but you also get to do plenty of other things, like bathe in natural hot springs.

There’s also a zoo and alligators to see and ostriches to ride. It really is well worth a visit and was our biggest surprise during our stay in Nha Trang.

By the Yang Bay Falls in Nha Trang
Cazzy can't resist a good swing

3. Tháp Bà Spa

Visiting a mud bath is certainly one of the best things to do in Nha Trang.

We visited Tháp Bà Spa as it was highly recommended, and was luckily still open after our long day trip to the Yang Bay Falls.

Spending a couple of hours soaking in a mud bath and then cleaning off in a large well-heated pool was the perfect thing after 3 hours sat on a moped.

It costs just 180,000 VND for the mud bath itself, and then you can spend as long as you want to spend in the heated pools and jacuzzis.

For the equivalent of about £6GBP, you get to spend hours relaxing in a luxury mud bath and spa resort! I really do miss Vietnam!

Tháp Bà mud baths, Nha Trang
Image courtesy of the Tháp Bà official website

4. Sample The Cuisine

Even though Nha Trang is much more geared towards tourists than some other places in Vietnam, the food is still very reasonable.

In fact, you get an even more diverse array of dining options, in particular, Russian cuisine.

One place that we visited, and would highly recommend, is the Pita GR Restaurant.

They sell Greek food, and it really is to die for! Better yet, they give you great portion sizes and it is massively underpriced.

Just check them out here, it’s no wonder they are number 2 for best cheap eats in Nha Trang.

Afterwards, you can do what we did and slowly walk back along the beachfront taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean lapping against the sand.

Hot springs at Yang Bay Falls, Nha Trang
Gotta love a hot spring!

5. Relax On The Beach

It seemed that Nha Trang has become primarily a family and travelling couples getaway destination for Russian and Vietnamese holidaymakers.

There are endless stretches of golden beaches to relax on and crystal blue waters to cool off in.

You can lay there and read a book, listen to music or watch the rides go round and round at the distant Vinpearl Amusement Park.

Ah, bliss.

Vinpearl Amusement Park in Nha Trang
On our way to Vinpearl Amusement Park by cable car




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