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Nha Trang Health & Safety

Travelers need to be savvy if they are going to make Nha Trang their destination.  This is because the area is fraught with petty crime which is frequently directed right at tourists.  Part of the reason that this takes place is that there are always large crowds of people where tourists gather, making it easy for pick pockets and purse snatchers to create confusion, get their hands on the goods and get away by getting lost in the crowd.  In addition to the ease of petty theft crimes, there is an underlying social perception among some thieves there that American and European tourist have plenty of money to spare and won’t be harmed by these crimes.

Travelers should not be afraid to heard to Nha Trang but should take precautions to protect themselves against theft crimes.  Visitors should know that it is not safe to leave belongings on the beach while enjoying the water.  They should also know that cell phone theft is an increasingly common crime in the area and should avoid cell phone use in public places when possible.  Additionally, travelers should know that if they want to rent a moped for travel during their stay, there is a good chance it may get stolen and they will be responsible for it.

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