Nha Trang and around
Nha Trang and the surrounding area is one of Vietnam's premier beach destinations. The location is scenic, framed by rolling hills and a coast lined with golden sand and turquoise sea. The town itself has a plethora of hotels and restaurants and a buzzing nightlife, however those seeking a more relaxing stay can head to one of the quieter coastal resorts, or one of the nearby idyllic islands.
Vietnam has a widely varying climate; sometimes the best time to go to one region is the worst time to go to another. However luckily, Nha Trang has one of the longest high seasons of any of the beach destinations in Vietnam. Whilst the best time to go is probably between February to April, and July and August can get very hot, the only months where it is best to avoid Nha Trang would be October to December, which can be very wet.
The area is also one of the best spots in Vietnam for snorkelling and diving, with clear waters and reefs rich with marine life. Those seeking a bit of culture with their beach time can visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers. Constructed between the 7th and 12th centuries, the temple originally had up to eight towers, and although now only four remain, the site is still used by worshippers. It is also possible to visit the Long Son Pagoda, which is ornately decorated, or take a trip into the countryside to catch a glimpse of local life and to enjoy the scenery.