Well, nearly 12 and a half months since I left on my trip, I’ve finally made it to Vietnam. According…
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Travel blogs, photos and features from Nha Trang, Vietnam
Nha Trang itself is definitely prime location for backpackers. The main city street is where all the backpackers hang out were full of cheap drinks and buckets, making nighttime there a lot of fun. But it also has some cool history and sights worth checking out! Start here with my basic Nha Trang travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest Nha Trang travel blogs.
Being a coastal town in a region of the world which experiences annual monsoons, probably the best time of year to visit Nha Trang is between December and April, as this is when the humidity is lowest and there’s the least chance of rain. From March to May, temperatures get much hotter, and then between May to December is rainy season, so there’s a good chance you’ll get very wet!
See the Po Nagar Cham Towers – This ancient site of worship has structures that were first erected as far back as the 7th century. It’s on the bank of the river a short distance north of the town, and it’s a lovely setting, making for a nice short trip out of town.
Hike up to the Long Son Pagoda – Dating back to the 19th century, this impressive pagoda looms over the town and offers great views from the temple at the summit. Out of respect, be sure to cover your knees and shoulders when entering the temple at the top.
Lounge on the beach – Possibly one of the nicest beaches in Vietnam, this 6km (almost 4 miles) long arch of sandy beach with gorgeous turquoise waters always has some space to find a secluded spot or busier areas to hang out and live your best backpacker life!
Taking a tour in Nha Trang will save you time and money and make it much easier and more comfortable to get out to see some of the sights in the area that you might otherwise overlook. Take a look at this selection of recommended Nha Trang tours.
Nha Trang does not have any gay life specifically to speak of. However, Vietnam generally is a pretty tolerant country when it comes to LGBT issues, though there aren’t as yet any specific legal protections for LGBT people. This means that there isn’t much difference in how gay and straight travelers are received, especially in a resort town like Nha Trang. Just remember that public displays of affection, regardless of the genders of the people involved, are not common in Vietnam.
More gay travel resources here.
There’s pretty much every kind of accommodation available in Nha Trang, from backpacker dorms to luxury suites. I’ve always found that using Booking.com, Agoda.com or Hotels Combined can be really useful for finding last-minute deals.
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