Nha Trang is the capital of Khanh Hoa province with a population of over 350.000 inhabitants. This resort town is located in the South of Vietnam, 1287km south of Hanoi, 442 km from Ho Chi Minh city (Sai Gon).
The average temperature in Nha Trang is 26C.
Today, Nha Trang ranks among the top of all beaches in Vietnam, one of the 10 beautiful beaches of the world. The city is flanked by nearly ten kilometers of prime beach where the water is warm year round. Nha Trang has several famous islands of which the most notable are Hon Tre, Hon Yen, Hon Rua and Spratly islands. Off shore are a score of attractive islets which contain acaggey eaves and caverns and provide home to the swallow, who built their nests which are used for the famous delicious swallow-nest soup. Warm and clear water the all year round and an unspoiled environment, Nha Trang Bay is ideal for scuba diving. Within the city are historical sites such as the thousand years old-Cham Ponagar Temple, the Long Son Pagoda wiht its huge white Buddha satue, the Pasteur Institute which is famous Dr. Yersin's Museum. Nha Trang is one of the Vietnam's mafor culture centers.