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Nha Trang City
Nha Trang City
251 sq. km
362 thousand people
- Wards: Vinh
Hoa, Vinh Hai, Vinh Phuoc, Vinh Tho, Ngoc
Hiep, Van Thang, Phuong Son, Xuong Huan, Van
Thanh, Phuong Sai, Phuoc Tan, Phuoc Tien,
Phuoc Hai, Phuoc Long, Loc Tho, Phuoc Hoa,
Tan Lap, Vinh Nguyen, Vinh Truong.
- Communes: Vinh Luong, Vinh Phuong, Vinh
Ngoc, Vinh Thanh, Vinh Hiep, Vinh Trung,
Vinh Thai, Phuoc Dong.
Ethnic groups: Mainly the Viet (or
coastal city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa
province, Central Vietnam, lies on the
trans-Vietnam highway, 1,278km from Hanoi,
and 448km from Ho Chi Minh City.
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. 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 colours where
salangane nests have been harvested for
years to make the traditional "bird's nest"
tonic and food.
7km white sand beach of Nha Trang is often
called Vietnam's Mediterranean Area,
considered one of the jewel along Vietnam's
long stretching coast line. Nha Trang is
sunny all year round, with an average
temperature of 23?C due to northern winds.
The rainfall is less than anywhere else in
the country and the area is not threatened
by storms since it is protected by the
Truong Son Mountains and Ca Pass. From Ca
Pass, one can see Ro Bay (Vung Ro), Hon
Hon Tre Island is 36km? and belongs to a
group of islands located southwest of Nha
Trang. It takes two hours to reach Hon Tre
Island by rowboat and only 20 minutes by
Trang benefits from topographical advantages
of the sea, islands, mountains, and deltas.
West of Nha Trang, there are endless
mountain ranges where a wide variety of
animals and birds live.
Nha Trang has many specialties. Especially,
bird's nest soup, or swallow's nest soup is
very famous in Nha Trang and round Vietnam.
The magnificent coral seabed in Nha Trang
makes it ideal for scubadiving and
Nha Trang Bay is recognised as one of 29
most beautiful bays in the world.