Nha Trang is not very famous among the tourist visiting Vietnam. Many cover this destination while covering the major cities in between the two worldclass famous cities Ho Chi Minh & Hanoi. I started my journey from Ho Chi Minh & after that, I traveled to Mui Ne & Nha Trang was my third destination during the trip. Even I was skeptical about visiting this place. So, after staying for a couple of days does it was worth it?
Nha Trang Experience
Nha Trang boasts a terrific coastline & a wonderful ocean. Most tourists travel to this place to enjoy some water & beach. But, if you are into some quiet time at the beach then you will be disappointed. The beach is crowded most part of the day & it is really tough to find some peaceful space for oneself. So, the beach in the city is not an ideal place to spend some time. However, if you are willing to ride a motorbike. There is a nice beach available at Doc Let which is much more beautiful & pleasant compared to Nha Trang beach.
Nha Trang has a limited number of activities to attract tourists. Out of the group of activities the only activity which is worth doing is cliff jumping for those who have not tried this before. I particularly enjoyed the cliff jumping part of the trip. Apart from this, all the other activities were an ok experience. So, if one feels Nha Trang will ruin you with the choices then you will be disappointed.
Nha Trang offers delicious vegetarian food. There are many restaurants which are worth trying out. I have hardly seen so many veg serving places in cities outside India.
There was one minor incident which had an impact on my impression of the place. Other than that, the people were nice & very helpful. However, it is recommended to be careful to avoid any mishaps.
So, after considering all the points mentioned above was the stop at Nha Trang worth it?. For me, it was for two simple reasons first one was the cliff jumping. I wanted to do this since long & I was looking for the opportunity & Nha Trang provided me with that opportunity & second reason was the beach; even though the beach was crowded with the people. Beaches are the beaches you will enjoy the sunsets & also the breeze. A wonderful relaxing feeling is hard to miss by. Hence, I liked the place. But, will I travel again to the place? I highly doubt that I think one time was enough for me to get the feel of the place.
People often check reviews before visiting & it makes sense as nobody wants to spend money on a dull shits. However, the only problem with reviews is that it is based on the people perspective which might differ from your interests. So, I would suggest not to change decisions based on reviews. If someplace excites you even a small bit; just give it a try. Life is too short to not try the things you like. So, explore the unexplored, travel the less travel & make your own stories & be your own heroes.