Khanh Hoa Province is a coastal province of South Central Vietnam. To the north, it borders on Phu Yen Province, to the west, on Dak Lak and Lam Dong provinces, and to the south, on Ninh Thuan Province. The Khanh Hoa coast is 200km long, with more than 200 islands offshore, of which Truong Sa District gathers over one hundred islands around. The two largest rivers flowing through the province are the Cai and Danh rivers. Khanh Hoa represents one of the deepest seas in Vietnam, adjoining open oceans and international marine routes. With ragged seashore spreading out around 200km long, it contains various well-known bays, such as Cam Ranh, Van Phong and Nha Trang.
Cam Ranh Bay is considered as one of three harbors that have the best natural conditions over the world. Having the area of over 60 square kilometers and the 18-20m average depth, this bay is out of the wind as a result of being surrounded by many mountain ranges.
Van Phong Bay has a wonderful nature, temperate climate, idyllic beach with mostly fine sand, surrounded by hills, mountains and tropical forests, colorful coral reefs, several vestige of salt-watered forest, specific and valuable sea creatures, which is endowed with an ideal environment. These are great potentials for the development of ecological tourism in Van Phong.
Khanh Hoa has a tropical monsoon climate with an average temperature of 26.50C. The rain season lasts 4 months (from September to December). But for the region around Nha Trang City, the rainy season lasts only 2 months, thus providing very favorable conditions to develop a long-lasted tourism season and organize year-round tourist activities. Particularly, on the Hon Ba Mountain (30km from Nha Trang), the climate likes in Dalat and Sapa.
Khanh Hoa has been deeply marked by the strong ancient culture of the Cham. Until today, Champa Kingdom has left an invaluable inheritance of ruins and historical sites to visit. Khanh Hoa is endowed with beautiful natural sites and sand beaches. Visitors will enjoy the group of five or six islands situated close to each other. The largest of the islands is Hon Tre, which is located 3km from Nha Trang. The city of Nha Trang has long been renowned for being a sea resort with plenty of historical vestiges and wonderful sceneries: Cham Po Nagar Towers, Long Son Pagoda, Ba Vu Mausoleum, Bao Dai Palace, Hon Chong, Hon Yen, Tri Nguyen Fish Pond, Bai Tru, Suoi Tien, Dai Lanh Beach... and many islets offshore. Nha Trang Bay has been recognized as one of 29 most beautiful bays in the word since 7/2003.The population mainly constitutes Kinh people, as well as a small percentage of Ra Glai, Tay, Nung, Muong, and Cham.
Various forms of convenient transports are available.
Location: Dai Lanh Beach is situated in Van Ninh District, 80km north of Nha Trang, close to the National Highway 1A.
Characteristic: Long time ago, Dai Lanh Beach with beautiful nature had been ranked one of the famous landscapes in Vietnam. Dai Lanh Beach has calm, clear blue water as well as soft, white sand (offering safe swimming conditions). A fresh water source runs from the bottom of a mountain through the beach.
Dai Lanh scenery had been carved on one of the Nine Urns which is standing in front of The Mieu yard in Hue by King Minh Mang. Dai Lanh Beach, visitors can travel to the fishing villages in Khai Luong and Dam Mon.
Location: Hon Mun Island is situated on the south of Nha Trang Bay, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province.
Characteristic: In the black-stone caves of Hon Mun, every year flocks of swallow migrate to the area and build their nests. Due to the island's location adjacent to the hot sea-currents from the equator, suitable to the development conditions of corals and various types of tropical sea creatures, the sea bed of Hon Mun is home to an abundant and diverse group of marine species, an interesting and useful place for researchers, oceanographers and tourists to observe and explore more of the sea creatures' life.
In Hon Mun, visitors can dive or take grass-bottom boat to admire the colour coral and sea creatures.
Location: Long Son Pagoda is situated at the foot of Mount Trai Thuy at 22, 23/10 Street, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province.
Characteristic: Built in 1889, Long Son Pagoda is the main and largest pagoda in Nha Trang. The entrance and the roofs are decorated with mosaic dragons made of glass and bits of ceramic tile. The main sanctuary is an attractive hall adorned with modern interpretations of traditional motifs. At the top of the hill behind the pagoda is a huge white Buddha statue seated on a lotus blossom which is visible from all around.
Location: in Khanh Hoa Province, 450km north of Ho Chi Minh City, 1,287 km south of Hanoi, 624 km south of Hue
Access: Nha Trang is a stop on the main railway-line connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The new airport is located some 20 km south of the city and serves only domestic destinations.
Main attractions: pristine beaches, off-shore islets, Cham towers, hot springs and some water sports: scuba diving, snorkeling, jet skiing, wind surfing, parasailing, etc. Whale Island, 60km north of Nha Trang, is a little paradise for nature lovers with simple bungalows and aquatic activities.
Nha Trang is endowed by nature with deep, quiet and warm waters all the year round, surrounded by archipelagoes, islands, mountains and white sand beaches - a wonderful and attractive tourist resort. With 6km white sand beach and emerald sea water, where hundreds of oceanic creatures inhabit, Nha Trang can be compared to the Mediterranean Sea. In the average temperature of 23°C, the warm sunlight shining on a line of a meticulously manicured stand of coconut trees, Australian pine, broad-leaved arjun and scarlet flamboyant, has made this coastal city the paradise of leisure and relaxation.
To the north of Nha Trang stands the Chong mount which looks like a wide open hand over the sea. Far offshore, the Yen (Swallow) Island appears with lush green colors where salangane nests have been harvested for years to make the traditional "bird's nest" tonic and food. Hon Tre Island is 36km² and belongs to a group of islands located southwest of Nha Trang.
Nha Trang benefits from topographical advantages of the sea, islands, mountains, and deltas, with endless mountain ranges where a wide variety of animals and birds live. These natural features provide an ideal condition for tourists to practice various kinds of water sports as well as hiking and mountaineering. The magnificent coral makes it ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.
Along a coast lie a series of modern and charming resorts, ranging from 3 to 5 stars, with all kinds of facilities and conveniences able to satisfy various needs and demands at every inch. Sunbathing lazily on the soft white sand of the pristine beach or participating in dynamic sport activities like snorkeling, water-skiing, parasailing, canoeing, fishing, diving… will truly refresh both your mind and body.
Location: Thap Ba Hot Spring Center is situated on 15 Ngoc Son Hamlet, Ngoc Hiep Ward, Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, from the north of Nha Trang City centre about 4km
Characteristic: Behind Ponaga Tower, Thap Ba Hot Spring Center covers an area of 3ha with many trees and flowers. By good effect widely acclaimed, not only in community convalescence and relaxation but also in treatment of diseases: arthritis, muscular, joint rheumatism, and exterior nervous system. At present, Mineral mud bath is considered as one of the best natural therapy for health recovery and skin care in the world.
The services in Thap Ba Hot Spring Center continuously renewed and upgraded to provide reasonable one for tourists. You can also choose for yourselves one of the best services such as:
Therefore, the brand of Thap Ba Hot Spring Center has been largely recognized and regarded as a reliable destination for tourists at home and abroad when visiting Nha Trang City.
Location: Van Phong Bay is located 50km from Nha Trang toward the north.
Characteristic: There is a sand hill that is 18km long, situated between the main land and two islets creating a bay with a very beautiful landscape.
These are great potentials for the development of ecological tourism in Van Phong. In the plan toward the year 2010, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism declares Van Phong as "the most important region for tourism development". There are many forms of water sports and uphill tourism here, including sea diving, water skiing, sail boating, mineral water bathing and hunting.
Location: Located in the north of Hon Tre Island, about 4km off the coast of Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province.
Characteristic: From the Station of Vinpearl in Tran Phu Street, after just about few minutes traveling by speed motor-boat or ferry or more than 10 minutes enjoying Nha Trang's panorama from Vinpearl cable-car system, the longest sea-crossing cableway in the world, visitors will be on Vinpearl Land - The Vietnamese Pearl.
Visitors in Vinpearl Land will enjoy their stay in a 5-star hotel resort and spa. With hundreds of beautifully designed rooms, including a number of luxurious rooms and presidential suites, the resort can satisfy the most fastidious visitors by bringing them comfort, privacy, convenience, and perfect services. Vinpearl Resort and Spa has 700m long natural beach in Nha Trang and modern outdoor swimming pools covering an area of 5,700m2 (the largest one in the Southeast Asia) with lots of coconut trees, green grass, nice plants and trees. Besides, there are beauty and health care services in Viet Spa and other relaxing activities, tours - in combination with sports for all ages. A diversified system of restaurants serves from typical Vietnamese to other Asian and European flavor.
Vinpearl Amusement Park, an independent system - but harmonious with Vinpearl Resort & Spa, covering an area of 200,000m2, offers a lot of modern and unique constructions to meet the needs of entertainment, relaxation and discovery. It can be compared with well-known entertainment parks in other countries in the region. Vinpearl Amusement Park includes large-scale constructions such as:
Vinpearl Amusement Park has a lot of surprises during the visit. The park now uses package cards, which are the first to be used in Vietnam. With this card, visitors can use cable car or ferry to go to Vinpearl and back, play all kinds of indoor and outdoor games in the Amusement Park, Water Park unlimited times, and enjoy visiting wonderful Underwater World.