Cam Ranh Town is situated at the southern end of the province, adjoining Nha Trang and Dien Khanh to the North, Khanh Son District to the West, Ninh Thuan Province to the south, and Cam Ranh Peninsula to the East. Here, the famous Cam Ranh Bay (20km long, 10km at the widest place, 18,2m of average depth with 30m at the deepest, and the bay entrance 3km in width, sheltered by Binh Ba Islet from winds and waves) can be compared with San Francisco Bay of the United States and Rio de Janeiro Bay of Brazil. Cam Ranh has a plethora of tourism attractions with its many bays and islands.

Thanks to its nice, warm weather all year round, Cam Ranh has become an ideal destination for tourists who prefer to enjoy sunny summer and avoid cold winters.

Cam Ranh Bay

With the advantages of being a close, wide and deep bay (because it is surrounded by mountains from three sides, and the water is calm throughout the year), Cam Ranh Bay is able to harbor large-tonnage ships of about 10 thousand tons right to the port and 20 thousand tons to the bay door. Cam Ranh Bay’s beauty has been well known for a long time. Mountains and sea are combined to form a masterpiece of the natural marvels throughout Cam Ranh. The bay maintains major contrasting colors: the white color of sand, the blue color of the sea and sky, and the green from mountains and trees all year long. 

Cam Ranh city

natural beauty, history, and culture

When you’re not enjoying on-site activities like jet skiing, kayaking, and parasailing, discover this picture-perfect, southern Vietnam paradise. Enjoy the serenity and awe-inspiring beauty of nearby beaches like Bai Dai and Binh Tien, visit the unique Buddhist Tu Van Pagoda festooned with shells and coral, and spot tropical fish on a snorkeling expedition at Hon Mun Marine Protected Area. Definitely make a day trip to Binh Hung Island, known for its spectacular scenery, unique beach stones, and delicious lobster.

Just 45 kilometers from the Cam Ranh, lively Nha Trang is the seaside capital of the Khánh Hòa province, offering shops, restaurants, and nightlife, as well as plenty of cultural attractions. Stop by the ornate Po Nagar Cham Towers, built between the 7th and 12th centuries and still used for worship by practicing Buddhists. Experience the amazing scuba diving and snorkeling that the area has to offer, scoop up souvenirs at the Dam Market, soak in a mud bath at Thap Ba Hot Springs, and climb the steps to the top of the 19th century Long Son Pagoda, which is opulently decorated with mosaic dragons and near Vietnam’s largest outdoor Buddha statue. While here, you can also enjoy delicious fresh seafood dishes, among many other local delicacies.

There are lots of mangoes in Cam Ranh area


  • Alexandre Yersin Museum
  • Ba Ho Waterfalls
  • Bai Dai Beach
  • Binh Hung Island
  • Binh Tien Beach
  • Cam Ranh Bay
  • Dam Market
  • Dao Binh Hung
  • Hon Chong Promontory
  • Hon Mun Marine Protected Area
  • Hon Noi Island
  • Long Son Pagoda
  • Long Thanh Art Gallery
  • Mai Loc Photo Gallery
  • Nha Trang Beach
  • Nha Trang Cathedral
  • Nui Chua National Park
  • Po Nagar Cham Towers
  • Thap Ba Hot Springs
  • Tu Van Pagoda
  • Vietnam – Russia Monument
  • Vinh Hy Bay
  • Hon Ba nature reserves

Tu Van Pagoda: The temple is famous for its two very unique architectural works that are Bao Tich tower and 18 floors of hell. The unique feature lies in the fact that the main materials for building these masterpieces are mainly coral, seashells, etc. sea ​​shells. Bao Tich Tower has a height of up to 39m, so this masterpiece has been recorded in the Vietnam Book of Records with the title: “The highest treasure tower.”

Vinh Hy-Binh Tien Pass: Hop on a motorbike and take in stunning ocean, beach, and Nui Chua National Park views along Vietnam’s renowned scenic road, the Vinh Hy-Binh Tien Pass.

Vinh Hy-Binh Tien

Bai Dai Beach: Long Beach is a stunning beach in Cam Ranh City. It offers visitors a more peaceful experience than other popular beaches in the area. The beach has crystal-clear water and gentle waves, with a smooth and long stretch of white sand. The shallow depth of the water is suitable for swimming, especially for families with children. Travelers can also experience some water activities like surfing or motorboating.

Bai Dai Beach

Long Son Pagoda is a Buddhist temple in Nha Trang. The highlight of the pagoda is its giant white statue of Gautama Buddha, which can be seen from many parts of the city. The statue is seated on a lotus-shaped platform, surrounded by smaller Buddha statues and intricate carvings. Long Son Pagoda is a symbol of peace and harmony. It offers a peaceful place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in Buddhist culture and history.

Long Son Pagoda

Hon Ba Nature Reserve: Nestled in the mountains of Cam Ranh Bay, Hon Ba Nature Reserve is a pristine wild area that offers magnificent scenery and diverse wildlife. The reserve features lush forests, majestic waterfalls, and panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

on the way to Hon Ba Nature Reserve



The busiest month for tourism in Cam Ranh, Vietnam is from March to August, followed by November to January . Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Cam Ranh in February. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.


Along Long Beach lies a series of high-end hotels such as Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh, The Anam Cam Ranh, Mövenpick Resort Cam Ranh, Alma Resort Cam Ranh, and Cam Ranh Riviera Beach Resort & Spa with rooms costing VND2.1-5.3 million a night.


Cam Ranh is blessed with seafood like shrimp, sea urchins, squid, crab, jellyfish, and shellfish.

  • Banh can Cam Ranh: This is a small, round, and fluffy rice cake cooked on a charcoal stove and topped with quail eggs, scallions, and grilled shrimp or pork. The dish is usually accompanied by a dipping sauce made from fish sauce, sugar, lime, chili, and garlic, which enhances the flavors of the toppings.
  • Cam Ranh fresh seafood: Fresh seafood is a must-try when visiting Cam Ranh, with some standout dishes including Thuy Trieu blood cockle, Cam Ranh peanut worms, and Cam Ranh lobster. These dishes are usually served grilled or steamed with a variety of herbs and spices.
  • Banh xeo Cam Ranh: This Vietnamese-style pancake is made with rice flour and turmeric powder, and filled with shrimp, pork, bean sprouts, and scallions. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and served with a dipping sauce made from fish sauce, sugar, and lime juice.
  • Sticky rice with corn: This sweet and savory dish is made with sticky rice, corn, and shredded coconut, and often served with grilled pork or chicken.
  • Banh hoi long heo: These thin rice vermicelli noodles are served with grilled pork, pickled vegetables, and herbs, and wrapped in rice paper. They are a popular street food in Cam Ranh and perfect for a light and refreshing meal.
  • Quang noodles: This noodle dish originates from the city of Quang Nam and has become popular throughout Vietnam. It is made with thick rice noodles, pork, shrimp, and vegetables, and topped with a savory broth made from pork bones and spices.


Cam Ranh is the fourth busiest airport in Vietnam after HCMC, Hanoi and Da Nang.

Cam Ranh Airport is a major international airport that serves the travel needs of a large number of domestic and international passengers. Below is some important information that you need to know about this airport to have a great experience.

Cam Ranh Airport

Cam Ranh International Airport is located 35 kilometers away from Nha Trang City. Travel time from the airport to Nha Trang depends on the route and means of transportation you choose. The two most popular options to travel from Cam Ranh Airport to Nha Trang are:

  • Bus: The ticket price to get to the city center of Nha Trang is 50,000 VND. This option is suitable for groups with fewer than 4 people.
  • Taxi: If you travel in a group with more than 4 people, it will be more convenient to catch a taxi. The taxi fare is around 200,000 VND for a 4-seater car.

From Hanoi and HCMC the easiest way to reach Cam Ranh is by air with all local carriers like Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air and Jetstar operating daily flights at fares of VND1.4-2.5 million.

2. Flights from and to Cam Ranh International Airport

Cam Ranh Nha Trang Airport was originally established for military purposes. In 2004, the airport became a civilian airport for domestic travelers. In 2007, Cam Ranh Airport was upgraded to become an international airport. Just two years later, it became the third major international airport in the Central region of Vietnam.

2.1. Domestic flights

Cam Ranh Airport’s Terminal 1 is for domestic flights, equipped with modern facilities and service areas to meet the needs of passengers. 

Four major airlines of Vietnam, namely Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, and Pacific Airlines, currently operate flights to Cam Ranh International Airport from many provinces and cities throughout Vietnam.

Some frequent domestic routes are Hanoi – Nha Trang, Saigon – Nha Trang, Hai Phong – Nha Trang, Vinh – Nha Trang, Da Nang – Nha Trang, etc.

2.2. International flights

Cam Ranh Airport’s Terminal 2, the hub for international routes, was operated from 2018. The terminal is designed in the shape of a swallow’s nest, which is a symbol of Khanh Hoa Province. 

Terminal 2 was built to serve the needs of an increasing number of international tourists visiting Nha Trang. It is estimated that in 2018, there were over 5 million international passengers arriving at Cam Ranh Airport. Currently, the airport is operating international routes to Russia, South Korea, and China.

Cam Ranh is 242.3 miles (390 kilometers) northeast of Ho Chi Minh City. Driving between the two popular tourist hubs takes about seven hours.

Trains are another affordable option. Most trains to Cam Ranh from HCMC take less than seven hours.

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