Considered as Vietnam's most famous seaside resort-town, Nha Trang attracts foreign and local tourists alike, not only for its stunningly pristine beaches but also the urban atmosphere of a young tourist city.
Nha Trang is a seaside town, also the capital city of Khánh Hòa Province – on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. Nha Trang has become increasingly popular in recent years thanks to its pristine beaches, renowned scuba diving centres as well as lots of interesting places to visit and delicious food to enjoy.
Nha Trang was known as Kauthara under the Champa, as it is still home to the famous Po Nagar Tower built by the Champa. Until the French colonization, Nha Trang used to be no more than small fishing villages. The French recognized Nha Trang as a perfect place for bathing, so they invested in the transformation to turn Nha Trang into a resort town.
Nha Trang has consistently maintained its position as one of the most beautiful bays of the world. The town is about 450km north of Saigon and 1200km south of Hanoi. With the 4-km- long main strip of beaches, Nha Trang Bay covers the area of 405km2 including 19 large and small islands. As viewed from high above, the bay looks like the aquamarine stone sparkling in the sunshine, bounded by miles of smooth golden sands.
Cam Ranh Airport (CRX), built on the grounds of an old American airbase in 2004, is located 30km from the city (18km from The Residences) and serves mainly domestic destinations.
Nha Trang is a stop on the main railway-line connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). The railway station is close to the cathedral in the northern part of town.
Most open tour buses arrive from Ho Chi Minh City in the south (8 hours) and Hoi An to the north (10 hours). They drop their passengers in the main tourist area around Biet Thu Street (a 10min walk to The Residences).