In the past, Nha Trang was known as Kauthara under the control of Champa. During French Indochina, the colonial administration offices were located in Nha Trang. In the late 1960s, the U.S. Army’s First Field Force was headquartered in Nha Trang. On 2 April 1975, People’s Army of Vietnam captured the city.
Today, Nha Trang is the capital of Khánh Hòa Province, on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and scuba diving and has developed into a popular destination for international tourists, attracting large numbers of backpackers, as well as more affluent travellers on the south-east Asia circuit, it is already very popular with Vietnamese tourists, with Nha Trang Bay widely considered among the world’s most beautiful bays.
Good to Know
No Vietnam visa required for those included in Vietnam visa exemption list
Vietnam Dong (VND)
Weather and best time to visit Nha Trang
Nha Trang has a tropical savanna climate; the dry season is quite long, it begins from January to August. The short wet season from September to December, this period experiences extremely heavy rainfall from typhoons. Thus, the best time to visit Nha Trang should be in the dry season.
Where to visit in Nha Trang
- The Po Nagar Cham Towers
- Long Son Pagoda & White Buddha
- Nha Trang Cathedral
- National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam
- Thap Ba Hot Springs Centre
- Ba Ho Waterfalls
- Alexandre Yersin Museum
- Suoi Do Pagoda
- Hon Khoi Salt Fields