About Vietnam and Nha Trang

Wikipedia says Nha Trang is a coastal city and capital of Khanh Hoa province on the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It has about 300,000 inhabitants, a number which is projected to increase to between 500,000 – 600,000 by 2020. Wikipedia says “ Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and excellent scuba diving and is fast becoming a popular destination for international tourists. Nha Trang Bay is widely considered as among the world’s most beautiful bays”.

(If you decide to live in Nha Trang please visit the 'Apartment for Sale' link on this site- of course Vinh's real estate company, Professionals Nha Trang has many other options for sale and rent)


Apartment for sale living room - SOLD

Maybe you want to build a new house. Gary can advise on design and help you choose a suitable contractor).

The city is home to the famous Ponagar Tower built by the Champa. The tower was built with bricks without using cement-just a special mud. It's an interesting site and part of Nha Trang History.

The famous French – Swiss bacteriologist – Alexandre Yersin identified himself with Nha Trang’s life for 50 years. He established the Nha Trang Pasteur Institute devoted to research of the Bubonic Plague. His house has been converted to the Yersin Museum.

Nha Trang is also a stop one for the Hong Kong to Nha Trang yacht race. Gary and his wife and little son usually swim each morning at Fairy Bay near the famous Hon Chong tourist site.

Most of the year Nha Trang is sunny. The wet season is just a few weeks in November and December. Temperatures are a lot more pleasant than Hanoi or HCMC because of the cool sea breezes. The climate of Nha Trang is similar to the Gold Coast (Surfers' Paradise) in Queensland, Australia. In fact Nha Trang weather is even better than the famous Gold Coast, with more sunshine.

Experiencing sunrises above the world famous Nha Trang Bay, from the beachfront, is one of the wonderful benefits of living in Nha Trang. 


Nha Trang is now becoming famous for pearls and handicrafts from many night markets.Around the night markets are many fantastic and economically priced eateries with delicious food to suit all budgets. In recent years about six or seven new night markets have opened and the standard of the shops and stalls is very high.e.g the new Nha Trang Shopping Market.New cafes beside the markets are excellent value.

Green caviar, a type of small seaweed, famous in Japan, is now available in Nha Trang. It is grown in clean waters to the north of Vietnam.

If you like luxurious surroundings and world class buffets there are several resorts around town, such as World Hotel Amiana Resort and Ana Mandarra.  Recently Novatel has been providing a weekly buffet lunch promotion of $15  for two people-$7-50c each. Liberty Central, a four star newcomer to Nha trang, now  has a similar deal for weekends.

Nha Trang is also famous for mud baths and hot springs and has three main ones-I-Resort, Egg Mud Baths, Thap Ba Hot Springs. Nha Trang even now has its own version of the internationally famous Water Puppets Theatre (at the Cultural Centre)-(opened Nov 15, 2014).

Gary goes to I-Resort once or twice a week. It's like a resort and hot springs combined into one.


Here is an honest, up to date (unedited) testimony from Michael, one of our retirement clients, who was a lawyer in New York:-

"A short 5 months ago, I was wrestling with a major life changing choice.  Along with millions of baby boomers in the USA, I had to select the perfect retirement spot.  And my requirements weren't really all that unique.

1. I had to maintain my standard of living which, in NYC had become a pricey goal;

2. The beach had to be close at hand;

3. I wanted to feel welcome;

4. Intellectual stimulation is a must, with part time business prospects and choices;

5. A health and dental infrastructure that would permit me ..... And family at home.....to sleep at night;

6. A contact on the ground that would guide me through cultural and governmental changes without missing a beat or losing $.

Thanks entirely to VRC ( Gary and Vinh), this wish list was quickly achieved.

And the dividend:

Nha Trang boasts the freshest sea food and healthy cooking, resulting in a 20 lb weight loss without even trying!

Join us for the best coffee this side of Brazil.....and sea bass that would be the envy of a west village eatery in Manhattan,


(Postscript: Michael has been here nearly a year now. We usually have lunch with Michael at least once a week and Michael is rapt with Nha trang living. Michael was living in a luxury apartment in Manhattan. We found an apartment here in Nha Trang through one of Gary's clients. Coincidentally Gary designed the 4 level building Michael is in. Michael is an astute businessman and is rapt with the value and modern facilities. He keeps on renewing his lease. Michael has seen dozens of options since, as he has a local real estate friend, but has seen nothing better than what we found for him.)

PS. December 2015 went to the Dalat Flower festival with Michael and his girlfriend. He raved about the place -had a ball! I found a four star hotel for $40 per night for deluxe rooms.



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