Telephone code: (84-58)
Area: 5,257 km2
Nhatrang is the main city of Khanhhoa Province, is famed as the
finest city beach in Vietnam. The town is also a key transport
crossroads, with Cam Ranh harbor. The vibrant local economy is
based on fishing, tourism, forestry product and it's comprehensive
infrastructure. Ethnic minorities include the
Ede, the Cham and
Built in the ninth century by King Harivacman, boasts a group of
Cham towers and a stunning 2.6m tall statue of Ponagar, wife of
the god Shiva.
Built by the French in 1928 and equipped with a grand clock and
three giant bells, all still in fine working order.
An imposing rocky promontory virtually in the city centre. It is
said to resemble a human hand reaching out to sea.
Doc Let Beach
50km north of Nhatrang, is a popular tourist destination with
10km of white sand beaches, moderate surf and clean air.
Dien Khanh Beach
Was built in the 18th century by King Nguyen Anh in an
architectural style influenced by contemporary Western palaces.
Dai Lanh Beach
80km north of Nha Trang, is a beautiful resort that also houses
some relics of the American War.
Phanthiet is the main city of Binhthuan province, Phanthiet has
a long coastline with a hot, mainly dry climate and average
temperatures of a little more than 27 degrees. The population
includes descendants of the Cham, who ruled the area until 1692.
Phanthiet is famed throughout the country for is fish sauce
Vietnam's leading brand.
Cape Mui Ne
Duc Thanh School
Where President Ho Chi Minh taught in 1910 -1911 before he left
for Saigon. The school was transformed into a museum to display
exhibits about President Ho Chi Minh's revolutionary ideas and
Po Sha Nu Tower
An ancient site now recognized as the crowning glory of Cham
architecture. The complex lies on a hill 6km north-east of Phanthiet, and has three tower still standing and ruins of many more.
New resort just opened in an outstanding beauty spot.
Cape Mui Ne
A glorious 21 sq km of deserted beach and towering coconut palms.
The palm eventually gives way to a sea of rolling red sand dunes.
Don't forget your camera: the blue water, golden sand and reed
dunes are a photographer's dream.
Phu Quy Island
A favorite spot for ecotourism with a long white sandy beach and
nine small offshore islands.