After bánh mì ốp la for breakfast, I had a 140 km drive from Da Lat to Nha Trang. I would be going down out of the mountains back to the beach. Google sent me to a road that didn’t exist, so getting out of Dalat was hard. But once on the road it was another spectacular ride. I went through mountains with epic views. There were waterfalls and valleys. It was cold up there. And foggy. But beautiful.

Eventually I was back at sea level. It wasn’t too hot. Nha Trang is a big city. The tourist area feels like Kuta, Bali, which is not a good thing. I went the the cheap hotel alley, and took the first one I looked at for $11.

Like Mui Ne, Nha Trang is popular with Russians from Siberia. The streets are packed with them, and many of the businesses only have signs in Russian and Vietnamese. It was actually a little confusing looking for a supermarket, since it wasn’t obvious what the stores were selling, and I can’t read Russian. It’s a strange place.

The road was nice, once I fought my way out of the city.
The road was nice, once I fought my way out of the city.
I passed a swamp, with mountains in the distance.
I passed a swamp, with mountains in the distance.
And a traditional house.
And a traditional house.
I said goodbye to the pine trees of Da Lat.
I said goodbye to the pine trees of Da Lat.
I enjoyed views of mountains in the distance.
I enjoyed views of mountains in the distance.
Tién enjoyed the views too.
Tién enjoyed the views too.
There were few houses and the road got more remote.
There were few houses and the road got more remote.
It got foggier as I gained elevation.
It got foggier as I gained elevation.
Waterfalls ran down the mountain.
Waterfalls ran down the mountain.
After I crested the pass, the views into the valley were spectacular.
After I crested the pass, the views into the valley were spectacular.
The final approach to Nha Trang was on flat land, given over to fields.
The final approach to Nha Trang was on flat land, given over to fields.
At last I arrived in Nha Trang.
At last I arrived in Nha Trang.
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

One thought on “Saigon To Hanoi Day 7: Da Lat To Nha Trang

  1. i’m glad to meet you and i love to ride along VietNam and any where with a low cost be cause i’m no rich

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