Useful local tips in Nha Trang

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Nha Trang – the beautiful coastal city of Vietnam is a tourism paradise with golden sunlight, deep blue ocean, silky beach sand and an alluring culinary that attracts tourists all around the world.

Best time to go

The weather in Nha Trang is very comfortable with the average temperature from 26 to 27oC creating a favorable condition for tourism nearly all year round. There are 2 different seasons: dry and rainy season.

Stunning beach in Nha Trang

Dry season
The period from January to early September is dry season whose weather is quite more favorable than the other months which is suitable for outdoor tours in Nha Trang like biking tour or snorkeling tour. This long dry season gives tourists a big time budget to enjoy the beauty of beaches in the city. In case your trip is in July or August, Hòn Bà is a very worthy visiting attraction for its pleasant climate like Đà Lạt and Sa Pa.

Snorkling in Nha Trang

Rainy season
Rainy season starts from September to December whose peak time is in October and November. During these months, tourists can experience frequent small rains all day so remember to bring an umbrella along. If you cannot take part in natural tours, cultural and historical tours may be the ones that suitable at this time.

Transportation in Nha Trang

Since this is a famous tourism city of Vietnam, there are various means of transportation that are available.
Buses
Buses in Nha Trang run through six main routes:
No. 1: From Dien Khanh ward to Le Hong Phong and ends at Vinh Truong street whose length is about 18 kilometers.
No. 2: 18 kilometers, from Dien Khanh to Tran Phu and Binh Tan.
No. 3: 8 kilometers, from South bus station to the North one.
No. 4: 13 kilometers, from Duong Hien Quyen to Nguyen Thien Thuat and ends at Cau Da.
No. 5: 13 kilometers, from Tran Phu brigde to To Hien Thanh and Hon Ro 1.
No. 6: 15 kilometers, from South bus stop to Luong Son market.
Scooters and bicycles
In Nha Trang, almost small and medium hotels have scooters and bicycles for rent. You can contact to your hotel or those near your accommodation for renting one. The fee is charged either by hours or by day which is around 40,000-60,000VND for a bike per day and 80,000-120,000VND for a scooter a day.
Cyclos
Cyclos in Nha Trang is said to be found much easier than motor taxis in Hanoi since everywhere at any time tourists can easily catch a cyclo for a tour around the city. What is more wonderful than sitting on a cyclo slowly moving, watching endless blue sky, hearing the echo of ocean’s waves and feeling every wind from the sea? It has to be an unforgettable memory of your travel to Vietnam.
Taxis
Taxi Mai Linh
9A Le Loi street, Xuong Huan ward, Nha Trang
Tel: (058) 3811 811
Taxi Nha Trang
46 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai street, Phuong Son ward, Nha Trang
Tel: (058) 3818 181 – 3824 000
Khánh Hòa Taxi
46 Le Thanh Ton street, Loc Tho ward, Nha Trang
Tel: (058) 3810 810 – 3871 871
Emasco Taxi
6 Nguyen Chanh, Loc Tho ward, Nha Trang
Tel: (058) 3515 151 – 3814 444
Taxi V20
Tan Hoang Minh Company, Vinh Nguyen Ward, Nha Trang
Tel: (058) 3882 020
Boats to islands in Nha Trang bay
Boats will depature from Cau Da port (near Nha Trang Insitute of Oceanography). To buy tickets, contact to the ticket counter at the port.

Shopping

In addition to romantic beach with beautiful scenery, there are a number of shopping spots that can fulfill expectation of every tourist.
Nha Trang Market
Located at Tue Tinh street – a hectic Western quarter in the center of the city, Nha Trang Market is considered as a “shopping heaven”. The market is opened from 9 a.m to 10 p.m. It is an opening space whose total square is about 2,000 m2 and is designed as a fishing village. The market consists of 2 parts: one for exhibition and shopping, the other is gastronomy village.
The shopping space includes about 100 booths where various products from handmade ones (conical leaf hat, lanterns, embroidery and wooden products, ceramics, pottery…) to fashion products and souvenirs are sold. In front of the market’s gate, many pictures and paintings about beautiful landmarks and people of Nha Trang are exhibited.

Nha Trang Market at night

Besides, Nha Trang Market is also known as the “gastronomy heaven” for both locals and foreign visitors. It seems like dishes and cuisine from all over the world gather here forming an attractive place for gastronomy lovers.

Nha Trang Market cuisine

XQ – Arts and Crafts
In case you are interested in embroidery products, XQ (64 Tran Phu street) is the suitable spot for you. It is operated as a rural village in which people embroider beautiful pictures of Vietnamese landscapes, local people… After visiting this attraction, you can gain the knowledge about the root of our country’s culture and tradition.


XQ village

Supermarkets and markets
Co.opmart Nha Trang: no. 2 Le Hong Phong street,
BigC Nha Trang: Block 4, 19-5 street, Vinh Diem Trung urban area, Vinh Hiep commune.
Đầm Market: no. 9 B block, Cho Dam, Nha Trang.
Xóm Mới Market: 49 Ngo Gia Tu street.
In this 2 markets, there are various types of fresh seafoods which are brought directly from the sea.

Iconic food

Seafood
As a coastal city, Nha Trang is very famous for diverse kinds of seafood such as lobsters, crabs, squids, etc. Tourists can easily find a place to enjoy those delicious and fresh food from restaurants to street vendors or night markets at a reasonable price.
Bánh căn (Căn cakes)
This is a popular dish of South Central regions which is made of rice flour, eggs, fat, green onions... It is served with fresh vegetables, fish sauce added garlic, sugar, vinegar and chilly.
Where to find: Le Thanh Ton and Nguyen Thien Thuat street.

Căn cakes


Bún chả cá (Fried fish noodle)
Nha Trang is home to various kinds of fish which provide good ingredients to make delicious fried fish. The noodle’s broth is made from boiled sailfish and mackerel’s bones, which creates a unique taste for the dish. The same as “banh can”, “bun cha ca” is also served with raw vegetables and a small cup of fish sauce.
Where to find: Bun ca Nam Beo, Block B2 Phan Boi Chau, Nha Trang.

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A bowl of "Bún chả cá"

Nem nướng (grilled fermented pork roll)
This specialty is also known as Ninh Hoa’s or Nha Trang’s grilled fermented pork roll which has 2 types: nem nướng or nem chua (fermented pork roll fresh). Tourists may choose to enjoy “nem nướng” in Nha Trang and buy “nem chua” home as a gift from Vietnam.
Where to find: Nem Nuong Vu Thanh An, no. 15 Le Loi street, Nha Trang.

A set menu of "Nem nướng"

Bò nướng lụi Lạc Cảnh (Lac Canh grilled beef)
The dish is very special because of its cooking progress since it is mixed with honey and about 10 secret spices and then grilled by charcoal. People often eat them with bread, rice or noodle.
Where to find: no. 44 Nguyen Binh Khiem street, Nha Trang.

"Bò nướng lụi" with a slice bread

After reading this article, if you still would like to discover even more interesting things than those listed above, just take a quick glance at some of our Nha Trang tours. It may be quite helpful for your plan.

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