Nha Trang’s greatest lure is a sandy beach facing a stunning bay dotted with 19 islands and islets. Tran Phu Beach is packed daily with holidaymakers, soaking up the rays from countless sun loungers. All along the beach, watersports are key part of the fun, from para-sailing to kite surfing, paddle boarding to jet skiing. For an escape from the action, hop on a motorbike to Long Beach just out of town. Here you’ll find shallow turquoise waters and local restaurants serving just-caught seafood.

Nha Trang is called the seafood capital of Vietnam for a reason. Teeming with marine life, the waters off the Khanh Hoa coast supply the fresh fish and shellfish that are the highlight of many a meal in Nha Trang. Between streetside eateries, restaurants, and upmarket hotels, there’s no chance of going hungry in Nha Trang. For more in-depth explorations of the city’s dining options, eat with the locals or splurge on five-star buffets at the hotels along the strip.

Nha Trang also keeps culture lovers busy with several noteworthy attractions. Built in the 8th century by the Cham people, the Po Nagar Cham Towers is must-see. Its impressive architecture blends many different religious influences, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. In town, Nha Trang Cathedral is a display of ornate French-style stained glass windows and imposing columns. At the Long Son Pagoda, a towering Buddha statue that watches over the city from a hilltop. And a little out of town, but well worth the trip is the serene Buddhist Meditation Institute. Enveloped by multi-layered gardens covered in flowers and plants, the institute overlooks a beautiful vista of paddies and mountains.

Bwsides, this developed city is known as the famous entertainment center of Vietnam, with series of complexes such as Vinpearl Land, Tri Nguyen Aquarium, Hon Tam Resort, to name a few. Designed to be an independent recreational spot, Vinpearl Land complex is built in an island, including the five-star international resort system Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang and Vinpearl Amusement Park. With the area of more than 200, 000 m2; the park contains many modern and unique large-scale facilities.