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If you’ve been following our blog for a while now, you will have already realised that we absolutely LOVED Vietnam!
The mix of breathtaking landscapes, friendly people and great tasting food is something, I’m sure, everyone would enjoy.
After travelling up North-East from Da lat we soon found ourselves in the beautiful coastal city of Nha Trang.
With a tight schedule to keep to and only 2 nights in the city, we had already sorted out a plan of things to do in Nha Trang.
So here’s what we got up to …
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
P.S. If you're interested in getting a cooking class in Vietnam, then check out this post here: Nha Trang Cooking Class And Cultural Journey In Vietnam
With only 2 nights in Nha Trang, we were, of course, limited in how much we could get done.
One thing I would recommend doing is hiring a scooter and getting away from the city. The area outside of Nha Trang has so much to offer.
There is plenty more to see and do in Nha Trang, and you could happily spend a couple of weeks seeing all of the sites and allowing yourself a few days to relax on the beach.
But with a 3 week deadline to stick to, and more of Vietnam to see, we soon had to get on our way!
Next stop, Hội An.
If there are any other great things to do in Nha Trang that you think we missed out on, then please let me know below!